Chapters reports/2013-08

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Overview of this month

The purpose of this section is to provide a brief overview of this report. Please use no more than 1-2 paragraphs to address the questions outlined below. You will have an opportunity to address these questions in detail elsewhere in this report.

CHANGES: Please describe how you changed your plans and budget based on the FDC allocation approved by the Board in December 2012, and your rationale for these changes. You can then use the changed plans and budget as the basis on which to report back on the last month.

  • No changes made in August.

HIGHLIGHTS: What were 1–2 important highlights of the past month? (These may include successes, challenges, lessons learned.)

  • Having 6 presentations/workshops in Wikimania.
  • In August, as in July, several staff members had parts of their vacation, which made it a slower month than usual.

WIKI-FOCUS: What Wikimedia projects was your entity focused on (e.g., Wiki Commons, French Wiktionary) this month?

  • Wikimedia Commons and Swedish Wikipedia.

GROWTH: How did your entity grow over the past month vs. the previous month (e.g., Number of active editors reached/involved/added, number of articles created, number of events held, number of partipants reached through workshops)?

  • New users through chapter activities: 9
  • Editors involved in chapter activities: 176
  • Media uploaded helped by chapter resources: 127
  • Media viewed: 1,616,303 views
  • Persons engaged in workshops and seminars: 85
  • Persons reached in presentations: 105
  • Number of events held (edit-a-thons, workshops, seminars, presentations): 9
  • New chapter members: 1
  • Facebook page likes: +9 (736 in total)

Progress toward this year's goals/objectives

This section addresses the impact of the programs / initiatives* and objectives your entity has implemented over the past month and the progress your entity is making toward meeting this year's goals. We understand that some metrics may not be applicable in this monthly report, so please add metrics here if they are applicable.

*In the last round, the FDC used the term 'initiative', but this round, we are using the term 'program.'

Community support

Community support
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Getting more underrepresented groups onto the projects
  • Increasing editor satisfaction
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
Activities conducted.
  • Meeting with editor active at Wikidata and Wikipedia about increased support for his work and enabling connections to Swedish Central Statistics Buraue.
What worked and what did not?
  • Having a meeting gave a more efficient way to get a structure on the challenges ahead than what could have done through the talk pages.

Any additional details:


Free knowledge in education

Free knowledge in education
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Wikipedia is used as a teaching tool in education
  • Pupils, students and teachers contribute free knowledge
  • Teachers present the projects to be used as a resource for the pupils and students
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Workshop for 21 educators where they were taught the basics of Wikipedia, what it is and how it works. The main focus was on how they can use it with their pupils, how they can follow their work and document it.
Activities conducted.
  • Workshop with educators in Trosa.
  • Kick-off for our Swedish for Immigrants project in Gothenburg. 3 teachers were introduced to the project.
  • A volunteer started working part time (40 %) with developing our educational material for our Education program.
  • Discussions about the launch of the Swedish version of Wikimini took off.
What worked and what did not?
  • Creation of accounts need to be considered when you have large workshops.

Any additional details:


Content liberation

Content liberation
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Increase GLAM's general interest to freely license their material and make it available for the projects.
  • Enhance the quality of the donated material.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
Activities conducted.
  • Wikimania
  • Preparations for Wiki Loves Monuments 2013
What worked and what did not?

Any additional details:


Reader participation

Reader participation
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Identify weaknesses in the quality of content and disseminate our findings.
  • Identify weaknesses in the user interface and work to get them solved.
  • Create a positive image of the projects.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
Activities conducted.
  • Preparations for Wiki Loves Monuments.
  • Held a presentation about our Wiki Loves Public Art at Wikimania.


What worked and what did not?

Any additional details:


Free knowledge awareness

Free knowledge awareness
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Make policy makers and institutions aware of the advantages of free knowledge.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • 3 organisations received the brochure.
Activities conducted.
  • We continued to send out the brochure Free Public Information.
  • The survey to the Members of Parliament were presented at Wikimania.
  • See also presentations at Wikimania described under Content Liberation and Reader participation above.
What worked and what did not?

Any additional details:


Lessons learned

Lessons from this month

A key objective of the funding is to enable the movement as a whole to understand how to achieve shared goals better and faster. An important way of doing this is to identify lessons learned from entities who receive funds, and to share these lessons across the movement. The purpose of this section is to elicit some of these insights, which will be shared throughout the movement. Please answer the following questions in 1–2 paragraphs each.

What were your major accomplishments in the past month, and how did you help to achieve movement goals?

  • Finding a volunteer who wants to dedicate 40% time to the Education Program.
  • Drafting the program plan for the next year.

What were your major setbacks in the past month (e.g., programs that were not successful)?

  • No major setbacks in August.

What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?

What unanticipated challenges did you encounter and how did this affect what you were able to accomplish?

  • Nu surprises in August.

What changes might you make in executing your initiatives into the next month?

  • The fact that the summer is over, schools are starting and we all are back from vacations means that the major change will be that we are up to full speed again.

Additional information

Provide any other relevant information that may be helpful or relevant for the FDC (e.g., links to any media coverage, blog posts, more detailed reports, more detailed financial information).

  • At Wikimania, the Executive Directors had a working meeting where our CEO attended.
  • Our CEO joined a course in leadership training.
  • Meeting for members to collect their views on the program plan for 2014.
  • There was one regular board meeting (minutes in Swedish) and one board meeting with focus on strategy and program planning for 2014 (minutes in Swedish).
  • We wrote 2 blog posts in August, one guest blog from the manager of Digital musuem at the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and The Hallwyl Museum Foundation on why the collaborate with us (in short, it is as obvious as breathing to them): http://wikimediasverige.wordpress.com/2013/08/
  • The Swedish National Heritage Board published a blog post about WLM and also on how to use one of our tools to create infoboxes in Wikipedia when writing about cultural heritage. [1].
  • As always, our accounting is available at: https://www.wikimedia.se/en/wmse/audit/public
Sample pictures from August.

Compliance

Is your organization compliant with the terms outlined in the grant agreement?

As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • Yes.

Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • Yes.

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