Wikimedia Resource Center/Skills Development

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Skills development groups a series of resources to develop skills in a series of themes. These range from program evaluation and strategic planning, to storytelling and specific skills to develop your own community on a local level. This tab also includes crowdsourcing efforts, like IdeaLab and Inspire campaigns.

In this portal, you will also find who gives support in each capacity, resources to further develop your activities or programs, and contact information.

Resource Staff who can give direct support
* Evaluation Tools & Resources: What is program evaluation? How can it help you understand the impact you have through programmatic activities? Find resources to learn the basics of evaluation, create a logic model and other tools to plan and evaluate your next program.
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* Programs reports and toolkits: What data do we have about programs? How can I learn from past experiences? In the program reports, you will find aggregate data on standard Wikimedia programs from 2014 and 2015, and how to use this data. The program toolkits condense a series of lessons on how to start, run and evaluate your program.
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* Learning Patterns: share lessons: If you learned something new implementing a Wikimedia program or running an activity, capture this on a learning pattern and share it with the movement. Alternatively, if you are about to start a new project or activity, find advice, tools and ideas on how to troubleshoot through some of the most common problems.
* Reporting and Storytelling: If you are a program or project leader, and struggle to get your story across in reporting, this is your chance to learn a few tricks and resources to build a narrative. Through some key strategies you can improve the way you share about your efforts, the impact of the work in advancing the movement, and how others might benefit from your experience.
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* Surveys and Programs Tools: Surveys help you take the pulse of your local community and evaluate different ways in which your programmatic activities are having an impact in your local community. Find resources and direct support to create your own survey, as well as tools that can help you run your program.
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* IdeaLab and Inspire Campaigns: IdeaLab is an incubator for people to share ideas to improve Wikimedia projects and to collaboratively develop them into plans and grant proposals. Inspire Campaigns are month-long events to focus collaborative efforts on some of the most pressing challenges of the Wikimedia movement. Each campaign focuses on a unique theme and participation is open to everyone.
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* Community Capacity Development: Community Capacity Development is an initiative that aims at identifying needs and ways to build capacity in different Wikimedia communities, and then initiating specific actions to build specific capacities in specific interested communities.
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