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This message, "March Wikimedia Foundation Board Meeting Outcomes", was sent by Nataliia Tymkiv on 31 March 2023.

March Wikimedia Foundation Board Meeting Outcomes


Dear all,

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees met in person in New York City over March 8-11. The official Board of Trustees meeting was held on March 9. During the Board meeting, the Board approved the December meeting minutes[1], and approved an update to the Talent and Culture Committee composition, with Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight becoming the chair[2]. The Board also approved the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines[3], as mentioned in Shani’s prior email to the list.

Also, the Product & Technology, Governance Committee, Community Affairs Committee took advantage of the time together to conduct their own meetings.

Operational and committee updates were shared with the Board prior to the meeting itself as a pre-read and did not require Board action, you can see the board committee reports here[4]. The Board also received updates on the Foundation’s annual planning process for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, ahead of a first draft of the plan that will be shared with communities in mid-April.

Following the Board meeting, there was a two-day planning meeting where the Board was brought together with the Wikimedia Endowment Board and eight representatives from the Movement Charter Drafting Committee for the first time. The goal of this meeting was to engage in longer-term planning about the work of the Foundation across multiple years. There were discussions around the Foundation’s approach to fundraising and how that can evolve in coming years, a long-term view on product and technology strategy aligned with the three buckets of work that CPTO Selena Deckelmann has already shared, and Foundation support for other priorities around the movement using education as an example. Importantly, the retreat enabled these groups to engage with each other as partners.

The Board will meet again virtually in June and then in person at Wikimania in Singapore, where I hope to see some of you as well. Until Wikimania, you are all invited to meet the Board in the next Open Conversation with Trustees, that will be hosted on May 18.


Best regards, antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees