Grants

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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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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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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Wikipedians go to Open Help Conference

Ocaasi, Valeriej, and the wub sprinting at Open Help Conference 2013 What do thoughtful, well-designed, engaging community help systems look like for Wikipedia? What do our help systems have in common with other open source projects, and how do they differ? In June the Wikimedia Foundation sent a team of…

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What we learned from the English Wikipedia new editor pilot in the Philippines

English Wikipedia’s contributors are scattered across the globe, and this diversity of geographic representation gives us hope that we’ll someday fully realize our vision of making the sum of all human knowledge available to everyone. People from some regions are editing the encyclopedia more than others, however. The majority of…

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