Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1920 Fundraising Report

2020-10-13 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Pats, thank you for this.  It's a wonderful report.  (I commend it to the
full list to look at.  Fascinating).

I flashed back to years ago, when Megan and Zack (Exley) and I stood in the
middle of the large empty 6th floor of the old headquarters and wondered
how the heck we were gonna come up with $16Million. I believe Megan's
catchphrase that year was "There's NO CRYING IN FUNDRAISING!" It's
fantastic to see the way that the fundraising team has grown and
developed.  You and your team are to be congratulated!

Thanks for raising the money to keep the lights on.

Philippe

On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 11:38 AM Patricia Pena  wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
>
> We have just completed and published our annual report that summarises
> fundraising activities for the financial year covering July 1, 2019 - June
> 30, 2020. Wikipedia is supported by people — people around the world who
> read knowledge on the site, editors who contribute their time to add and
> improve articles with up-to-date information, and donors who chip in to
> keep Wikipedia thriving. We are proud to present our 2019-2020 Fundraising
> Report  and
> share insights into how the Wikimedia Foundation earns revenue to sustain
> the Wikimedia projects. Thank you to everyone who supports our mission to
> ensure that everyone, everywhere, can share in and access free knowledge.
>
>
> Long term financial sustainability is at the core of our department’s
> activities, an importance that holds further weight given the ongoing
> challenges faced globally. The report highlights the importance of growing
> support to the endowment and notes the ongoing focus on our monthly giving
> donor program.
>
>
> A huge thanks to all those across the Wikimedia Foundation, affiliates, and
> volunteers, who have contributed to the success of this year's fundraiser.
> Without that support, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the resources needed
> for the movement to fulfill and achieve its mission. I'd also like to thank
> everyone who contributed and collaborated on this report: Online
> Fundraising, Major Gifts & Endowment, Fundraising Operations, Donor
> Services, Fundraising Tech, Legal, Communications, Finance, Product
> Analytics and more! Special thanks to Runjini Murthy for project managing
> this entire effort.
>
>
> We welcome your feedback and questions on the talk page.
>  [1]
>
>
> Thank you,
>
> Pats
>
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Fundraising/2019-20_Report
> --
> *Pats Pena (she/her) *
> Director, Online Fundraising I Wikimedia Foundation
> 1 Montgomery Street I San Francisco, CA 94104
> pp...@wikimedia.org I +1 (415) 816 3349
>
>
> *Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment. Donate.
> *
>
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric

2020-10-13 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hello.  With my list-moderator hat, I am relaying two messages from Jimmy
Wales, sent from an address he apparently hadn't used before,  that were
unintentionally caught by the mailing list filters and could not be let
through.  I paste them below.

   Asaf

-- Forwarded message --
From: Jimmy Wales 
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2020 05:12:55 +0100
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation
Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric
On 10/7/20 6:32 PM, Samuel Klein wrote:

The replacement of an explicit voting process with an unspecified process +
schedule seems unnecessarily vague.

I agree that the vagueness is not good.  To make sure everyone is aware:
there has been no discussion and I'm unaware of anyone
on the board who would be in favor of *removing* elections.  I think the
current wording here is awkward and may have been designed
to not be super prescriptive about how exactly we might move to a process
with a community-driven and community-approved "rubric"
combined with elections.  To remedy this defect seems quite easy - a future
revision should explicitly include as much detail as is possible,
and certainly should mandate elections.

-- Forwarded message --
From: Jimmy Wales 
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2020 05:13:08 +0100
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation
Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric
On 10/7/20 10:03 PM, Yair Rand wrote:

(Another minor point: The change from the description of the appointed
seats from "non-community-selected, non-chapter-selected" to
"non-community-sourced" seems to imply that the Board is prohibited from
filling these seats with any community members. Previously, there have been
community members in these seats.)

I think this is a very good "catch".  I'm sure that wasn't the intention of
the rewording.  I didn't
write it and of course I can't speak for anyone else.  I can say that there
has been no discussion
at the board level of anyone suggesting that we should not be able to
select community members
for these seats.

Indeed, my personal view is that as we pursue board expansion, it is
crucial that we try as hard as
we can find to fill the appointed seats with as many deeply experienced
community members (who
have other relevant skills) as we possibly can.

In terms of this proposal, I think that a minor change to clarify this
minor point is a great idea!

I think the ambiguity probably arose with the change from "selected" to
"sourced" - a change that, itself,
deserves great scrutiny.

===

(end of Jimmy's two messages.  Future posts from Jimmy's new address should
go through.)

   Asaf
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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation: Welcome to join Wikipedia Asian Month 2020 (November)

2020-10-13 Thread KOKUYO Yu
Dear Wikipedians and Wikimedians,

Hope you are all doing well! Now is the time to sign up for Wikipedia Asian
Month 2020, which will take place this November.

No matter you want to be an organizer for the event or be a participant to
enjoy the joy of editing, we are looking forward to meeting you all online.

Here are some information for organizers and participants.

▎For organizers:
Here are the basic guidance and regulations for organizers. Please remember
to:

•  use Fountain tool, or else you and your participants’ will not be able
to receive the prize from WAM team. See:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fountain_tool

•  Add your language projects and organizer list to the meta page before
October 29th, 2020. See:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Asian_Month_2020

•  Inform your community members WAM 2020 is coming soon!!!

•  If you want WAM team to share your event information on Facebook /
twitter, or you want to share your WAM experience/ achievements on our
blog, feel free to send an email to i...@asianmonth.wiki or PM us via
facebook.

•  If you want to hold a thematic event that is related to WAM, a.k.a. WAM
sub-contest. The process is the same as the language one.

---

▎For participants:
Just join us! Let’s edit articles and win the prizes! See:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Asian_Month_2020

---

▎Here are some updates from WAM team:
•  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we hope all the Edit-a-thons are
online not physical ones.

•  The international postal systems are not stable enough at the moment,
WAM team have decided to send all the qualified participants/ organizers
extra digital postcards/ certifications. (You will still get the paper
ones!)

•  Our team has created a meta page so that everyone tracking the progress
and the delivery status.

---

If you have any suggestions or thoughts, feel free to reach out the WAM
team via emailing i...@asianmonth.wiki or discuss on the meta talk page. If
it’s urgent, please contact the leader directly (ja...@asianmonth.wiki).

Hope you all have fun in Wikipedia Asian Month 2020

Sincerely yours,

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team 2020.10
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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation: Welcome to join Wikipedia Asian Month 2020 (November)

2020-10-13 Thread KOKUYO Yu
Dear Wikipedians and Wikimedians,

Hope you are all doing well! Now is the time to sign up for Wikipedia Asian
Month 2020, which will take place this November.

No matter you want to be an organizer for the event or be a participant to
enjoy the joy of editing, we are looking forward to meeting you all online.

Here are some information for organizers and participants.

▎For organizers:
Here are the basic guidance and regulations for organizers. Please remember
to:

• use Fountain tool, or else you and your participants’ will not be able to
receive the prize from WAM team. See:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fountain_tool

• Add your language projects and organizer list to the meta page before
October 29th, 2020. See:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Asian_Month_2020

• Inform your community members WAM 2020 is coming soon!!!

• If you want WAM team to share your event information on Facebook /
twitter, or you want to share your WAM experience/ achievements on our
blog, feel free to send an email to i...@asianmonth.wiki or PM us via
facebook.

• If you want to hold a thematic event that is related to WAM, a.k.a. WAM
sub-contest. The process is the same as the language one.

---

▎For participants:
Just join us! Let’s edit articles and win the prizes! See:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Asian_Month_2020

---

▎Here are some updates from WAM team:
• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we hope all the Edit-a-thons are
online not physical ones.

• The international postal systems are not stable enough at the moment, WAM
team have decided to send all the qualified participants/ organizers extra
digital postcards/ certifications. (You will still get the paper ones!)

• Our team has created a meta page so that everyone tracking the progress
and the delivery status.

---

If you have any suggestions or thoughts, feel free to reach out the WAM
team via emailing i...@asianmonth.wiki or discuss on the meta talk page. If
it’s urgent, please contact the leader directly (ja...@asianmonth.wiki).

Hope you all have fun in Wikipedia Asian Month 2020

Sincerely yours,

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team 2020.10
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Coolest Tool Award 2020: Call for nominations!

2020-10-13 Thread Joaquin Oltra Hernandez
Last reminder, there are only 2 days left (today and tomorrow) to submit
your Coolest Tool Award 
nominations. Please recommend your favorite tools!

Thanks!
Joaquin, for the Coolest Tool Academy 2020

On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 1:15 PM Joaquin Oltra Hernandez <
jhernan...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone!
>
> Just a reminder that there are 10 days left to submit your Coolest Tool
> Award  nominations.
> Please recommend your favorite tools
>  by
> October 14.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Joaquin, for the Coolest Tool Academy 2020
>
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 8:05 PM Joaquin Oltra Hernandez <
> jhernan...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> We’re really happy to announce the second edition of the Coolest Tool
>> Award !
>>
>> Tools play an essential role at Wikimedia, and so do the many volunteer
>> developers who experiment with new ideas, develop & maintain local & global
>> solutions and enhance the experience for Wikimedia communities.
>>
>> There are incredible many great tools out there. It’s time to celebrate
>> this & to make the great work volunteer developers do more visible to
>> everyone :-)
>>
>> The Coolest Tool Award ceremony will take place virtually this year,
>> given the current circumstances around events and travel. We will provide
>> more details soon about the specific logistics and dates.
>>
>> The award is organized & selected by the *Coolest Tool Academy 2020*
>> .
>> We plan to recognize the greatest tools in a variety of categories, for
>> examples you can look at last year’s categories
>> .
>>
>> As no one can possibly know all the cool tools out there, we’re looking
>> for some help & inspiration: Please point us to the tools that you think
>> are great - out of any reason you can think of!
>>
>> Please use this form:
>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5ZmXXamn9sRsagEiiZcUZDn1Ga0sF3XmdPf0OjZWtILZvdQ/viewform
>> to recommend tools *by October 14, 2020*. You can nominate as many tools
>> as you want by filling out the form multiple times.
>>
>> This survey will be conducted via a third-party service, which may
>> subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and
>> data-handling, see the survey privacy statement:
>> https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Coolest_Tool_Award_2020_Survey_Privacy_Statement
>>
>> Thank you very much for your ideas & recommendation(s)!
>>
>> We will continue to spread the word over the next 1-2 days, but if you
>> get the chance, please feel welcome to share this information with others
>> too!
>>
>> Thanks :-)
>> Joaquin, for the Coolest Tool Academy 2020
>>
>> --
>> Joaquin Oltra Hernandez
>> Developer Advocate - Wikimedia Foundation
>>
>
>
> --
> Joaquin Oltra Hernandez
> Developer Advocate - Wikimedia Foundation
>


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Team Office hours October 13, 2020

2020-10-13 Thread Martin Gerlach
A friendly reminder that this is happening today - we will be starting in 1
hour (16:00pm UTC). Join us if you want to discuss about research. :)

On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 3:28 PM Martin Gerlach 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly
> Office hours on 2020-10-13 at 16:00-17:00 PM UTC.
>
> To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2].
> There is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics
> in the etherpad [3] (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.),
> otherwise you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information
> (e.g. about how to attend) can be found here [4].
>
> Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
> answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
> volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
> your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
> support you in:
>
>-
>
>You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
>should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
>know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
>For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
>in my wiki?
>-
>
>You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
>contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
>improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
>harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however, discussing
>them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
>work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
>-
>
>You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
>does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
>if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
>institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
>more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
>Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
>of you interested more closely in this space.
>-
>
>You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs [5].
>
>
> Hope to see many of you,
> Martin (WMF Research Team)
>
> [1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html
>
> [2] https://meet.wmcloud.org/ResearchOfficeHours
>
> [3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours
>
> [4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours
> [5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html
>
>
> --
> Martin Gerlach
> Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>


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