The Inspire campaign aims to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia. Graphic by Vpseudo, free licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Meet the Inspire grantees working to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce a new group of grantees working to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. 16 new projects will receive funding to engage women and allies around the world to improve Wikipedia’s coverage and quality — as well as research and experiment with new ways to support gender diversity on Wikimedia projects.

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Inspire Campaign to fund new gender diversity initiatives

The Inspire Grants Campaign seeks ideas and proposals for initiatives to address gender diversity in Wikimedia. Complex issues require (…)

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What we learned from making book grants on Arabic Wikipedia

In early 2014 the Wikimedia Foundation began an experiment to better support individual contributors to Wikimedia projects, by giving out smaller grants to more individuals (complementing our existing grants to organizations, which mainly fund offline activities). We started by selecting a global south community that did not already have a local chapter meeting its needs: Arabic Wikipedia. […]

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New grantees bring fresh perspectives on research, mobile, and community-building

A new group of Individual Engagement Grantees will be starting to experiment soon, boldly piloting new ideas aimed at improving Wikimedia’s projects and online communities. This round, the Wikimedia Foundation is supporting 12 projects led by 16 grantees with countless volunteer participants from around the world. For the first time,…

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VisualEditor gadgets

This post was written by two recipients of Individual Engagement Grants. These grants are awarded by the Wikimedia Foundation and aim to support Wikimedians in completing projects that benefit the Wikimedia movement. The grantees of this project work independently from the Foundation in the creation of their project. Directionality tool. An…

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Call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals: community experiments wanted

IEG barnstar Do you have an idea for a project that could improve Wikipedia or another Wikimedia community? The Wikimedia Foundation and the Individual Engagement Grants Committee are seeking proposals for community-led experiments to have online impact in the Wikimedia movement. Individual Engagement Grants support individuals and small teams of…

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Individual Engagement Grants demonstrate their potential for impact

A year ago, Wikipedia didn’t have a social media presence in China. With the support of a $350 Individual Engagement Grant, today 10,000 Chinese readers follow the Wikipedia account on Weibo, China’s most active social networking site.

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New Individual Engagement Grantees to engage community with tools and outreach

Today we’re announcing the second round of Individual Engagement Grantees! These grants from the Wikimedia Foundation support individuals and small teams of Wikimedians to experiment with new ideas aimed at having online impact on Wikimedia projects. We’ve learned a lot from the first round of IEG grantees over the past…

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Diversity Conference brings Wikimedians to Berlin

Documenting Diversity Conference This November, Wikimedia Deutschland hosted over 80 Wikimedians in Berlin for the first ever Wikimedia Diversity Conference. For two days, we talked about the need, challenges and solutions for bringing more diversity – in terms of gender, geography, and beyond – to our community and to our…

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Individual Engagement Grant learnings and a call for new proposals

Today, we are launching the second round of Individual Engagement Grants with an open call for a new set of project proposals. If you have an idea for a project that will improve a Wikimedia community or website, you can share it in our newly revamped IdeaLab or submit an…

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