Grants

Participatory grantmaking works because of committees such as this one. These community members review proposals for funding and help decide what to fund. Photo by Adam Novak, CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Report finds the Wikimedia Foundation to be the largest known Participatory Grantmaking Fund

A report by the The Lafayette Practice group found that the Foundation’s participatory grantmaking program is “innovative and groundbreaking”, with the largest peer-review participation of any funder of this kind. (..)

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Sharing knowledge is a beautiful thing: a growing library of 'learning patterns' helps Wikimedians share what they learn about organizing activities like edit-a-thons. Max Reinhardt Library in Schloss Leopoldskron, by Jorge Royan, under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

An easier way to share knowledge through learning patterns

An updated library of ‘learning patterns’ helps Wikimedians share what they learn about organizing activities like edit-a-thons. (…)

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Examples of Wikimedia programs under evaluation this year. Can you help collect more data? Slide by María Cruz, CC-BY-SA 4.0. Photo by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, public domain

Help fill in the gaps: Contribute to the story of Wikimedia programs

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Learning and Evaluation team invites you to help collect data about Wikimedia programs, so we can evaluate their impact. Here’s an overview about this initiative and how you can contribute. (…)

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"Senior citizens learn to edit Wikipedia in special classes held in Prague's Municipal Library" photo by Pavla Pelikánová, under licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Senior citizens learn to edit Wikipedia in the Czech Republic

A new training program in the Czech Republic shows senior citizens how to edit Wikipedia. Here are some of the lessons learned from three separate weekly classes held in Prague last year.

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"ArtAndFeminismNYC-training1" by Michael Mandiberg, under CC BY-SA 3.0

IEG Selects Exciting New Batch of Experimental Projects to Improve Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Commons

Today we’re announcing round two of Wikimedia’s 2014 Individual Engagement Grantees.

Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects that will have online impact and advance Wikimedia’s strategic priorities. These projects can take on many forms, from building and improving online tools or social processes, to creating new types of partnerships with GLAM organizations or conducting actionable research about Wikimedia content and contributors.

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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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Tracker software: Efficiently track grant expenses and support volunteer activity

To ease the administrative burden of tracking grant expenses and to support a higher volume of volunteer activity, the Czech Wikimedia chapter (WM Czech Republic) created their own “tracker” – a lightweight expense tracking system that can be adopted by any organization. WM Czech Republic has been utilizing this software…

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Ten years of the Lebewesen portal

Bradypus. The editorial teams of German Wikipedia bring together Wikipedia volunteers from different subject areas. The oldest editorial team of the German Wikipedia is Redaktion Biologie, which originated from the Lebewesen portal [which literally means “living beings” portal and roughly corresponds to the English Wikipedia’s Animals portal, whereas the Redaktion…

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A comprehensive evaluation of Wikimedia contributors for recognition

KLRWP Awardees who were felicitated during Telugu Wiki decennial celebrations on 16-17 Feb 2014 (from L to R: Veeven, Sasi, Ravichandra, JVRK Prasad, Ahmed Nisar, Palagiri, & Bhaskarnaidu ; Chaduvari, M Pradeep, and Chava kiran could not make it to the function.) Photo: Pavan Santhosh S The Telugu Wikipedia (Tewiki) community…

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Are you the next Wikipedia Visiting Scholar?

Wikipedia Visiting Scholars gain full university library access. Many Wikipedia editors are limited by the sources they have access to. The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars (WVS) program is a novel approach that aims to connect Wikipedia editors with reference resources at top research universities. The WVS program adapts an existing model…

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