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Ten years of sharing and learning (WMF 2012-13 Annual Report)

The Foundation’s 2012-13 Annual Report.

Today we’re pleased to release the latest annual report from the Wikimedia Foundation. The 2012-13 Annual Report celebrates “Ten years of sharing and learning,” and marks the decade milestone of the Foundation with over 20 quotes and insights we heard from within the movement over the course of the most recent fiscal year.

The Foundation’s annual report is published both as a PDF for digital reading, a wiki, and as a printed document. You can access other copies of the Foundation’s reports (now in its sixth year of publication) on the WMF wiki.

We hope you enjoy this year’s report, and we encourage you to share it widely within the Wikimedia movement.

Jay Walsh (for Communications)


Wikimedia Foundation’s 2011-12 Annual Report

WMF 2011-2012 Annual Report

Today we’re excited to launch the Wikimedia Foundation’s latest Annual Report. This year marks the fifth edition of our Annual Report, which focuses on the achievements and core work of the preceding fiscal year (2011-12), and gives us a chance to recognize the amazing contributions of our volunteers and the generous support of our donors. You can read both the PDF and wiki versions. We welcome your comments on the discussion page.

This year’s report is quite different from our previous efforts. Instead of a multi-page book format, this year we created a folding, vertical brochure (when it’s printed). It’s considerably shorter in terms of text and we hope it will help make for a quicker and more impactful read.

We’re currently in the midst of a translation effort that will result in another 12 language editions to be released in the coming weeks. If you have an account on Meta-Wiki and you’re interested in helping with the review of these translations and other community translation efforts, please sign up. We will be posting this new project for translation shortly.

Our thanks to the many folks who contributed to this annual effort. A particular thank you to David Peters (Exbrook) for his work on the report’s design, and to those photographers and illustrators whose work we featured.

We’re looking forward to another amazing year in the Wikimedia movement!

Jay Walsh, Senior Director, Communications

Our latest annual report: the way the world tells its story

Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2010-11

Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2010-11

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to present the 2010-11 Annual Report, titled ‘the way the world tells its story.’ This year’s report focusses on global celebrations around Wikipedia 10, our emerging work in India, the global education program, our mobile expansion efforts, and on our major engineering/product accomplishments and ambitions.

We center the book around the amazing Arab Spring article, highlighting the inspiring quote from Wael Ghonim ‘Our revolution is like Wikipedia…’

This year we have also prepared six multilingual summary reports, in Japanese, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

The report is as much a story of the work and activities of our international community as it is a traditional report on the work of WMF through the year. The report is both an update on the activities of the Foundation, and also a wide-ranging review of the work of chapters, volunteers, partners, and individuals around the world. We aim to enlighten the reader with the incredible range of activity and innovation in our movement – to take them beyond the idea that Wikipedia is simply text living on the web and show them a thriving and dynamic community.

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. You can add comments along with the community on the meta wiki talk pages.

Many thanks to the report production team: Tilman Bayer, design strategist David Peters, and our story consultant David Weir, and our Communications intern AJ Alexander. Mostly we owe huge thanks to the Wikimedians who made and shared the beautiful imagery in the book by posting it to Commons. This is an ambitious, 100% fueled-by-free-works project. I’d like to think it’s one of the more unique and successful free culture printed works out there – and it wouldn’t be possible without our community.

Thanks and enjoy!

Jay Walsh, Communications