Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal - Training for Wikimedia movement boards

2013-08-14 Thread Tanweer Morshed
Seems good initiative! I'd like to know, who will be training the people from chapters?? It'll be more efficient if someone who specializes in management of non-profit organization can do this job. Regards, Tanweer On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu

[Wikimedia-l] Chapter collaboration

2013-08-14 Thread Markus Glaser
Dear WCA Council Members, dear Wikimedians, most of you are probably already aware of Ziko's and my resignation as Deputy Chair and Chair of the WCA Council. I don't want to reiterate the whole story, as many things have already been said [6][7]. The discussions that followed when it became

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal - Training for Wikimedia movement boards

2013-08-14 Thread Markus Glaser
Am 14.08.2013 14:44, schrieb Tanweer Morshed: Seems good initiative! I'd like to know, who will be training the people from chapters?? It'll be more efficient if someone who specializes in management of non-profit organization can do this job. We were thinking about having more than one trainer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapter collaboration

2013-08-14 Thread Jon Davies
WMUK will do what it can to keep this important work going. Jon On 14 August 2013 08:14, Markus Glaser markus.gla...@wikimedia.de wrote: Dear WCA Council Members, dear Wikimedians, most of you are probably already aware of Ziko's and my resignation as Deputy Chair and Chair of the WCA

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal - Training for Wikimedia movement boards

2013-08-14 Thread Anthony Cole
I've left some notes on the meta talk pagehttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Boards_training_workshop_proposal#Boardsourceabout a US nonprofit called Boardsource that specialises in educating nonprofit boards on just the issues you raise, Chris. Though it is US centred, most of the knowledge and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] git.wikimedia.org dead due to wikimania ; )

2013-08-14 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
2013/8/14 Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org: On 14/08/13 07:40, Oliver Keyes wrote: We have weekend support - for core services, which constitute our MediaWiki instances. Git, however, is not a core service - as Max accurately notes, while it makes development finicky and frustrating, I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] git.wikimedia.org dead due to wikimania ; )

2013-08-14 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Chris McKenna, 14/08/2013 00:00: On Tue, 13 Aug 2013, Oliver Keyes wrote: I'd like to think Engineering do a pretty good job at uptime for core services - when was the last time you saw Wikipedia down for any extended period of time? - regardless of what day of the week it is. Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal - Training for Wikimedia movement boards

2013-08-14 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
hi, I believe that more than external training (useful, but possibly to a limited extent due to our movement's uniqueness, related to the ways we discuss things, the ways we finance our projects, etc.) we really very much need internal training/coaching. Larger chapters have best practices to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-14 Thread Matthew Walker
Technology limitations aside, there are two things we throw around in the team a lot; that we should not give the impression that a user *must* pay to use a WMF property, and that we will never ever do gift premiums. This sounds a bit like Fundraising principles or similar. Are these documented

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-14 Thread Nathan
YMMV, but I'd prefer if the solid value returned from my donation went to someone in more dire need of it - i.e. if my donation could be used to directly improve access for others who may not enjoy it. Indirectly any donation to Wikimedia fits into the vein of sustaining access to project content,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] git.wikimedia.org dead due to wikimania ; )

2013-08-14 Thread Leslie Carr
http://status.wikimedia.org is from external monitors Sent from my mobile. Please excuse the brevity and typos. On Aug 14, 2013 4:44 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Chris McKenna, 14/08/2013 00:00: On Tue, 13 Aug 2013, Oliver Keyes wrote: I'd like to think Engineering do

[Wikimedia-l] Questions for the Board post-Wikimania

2013-08-14 Thread Steven Walling
Hey all, During Wikimania's QA panel, the Board lamented that, as always, they did not have enough time to answer all the questions from the audience and posted beforehand on-wiki. They did say they were accessible to follow up with on unanswered questions though, so I am taking this opportunity

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-14 Thread Sue Gardner
A supportive anecdote for you, Matt: Back in 2008, I got toured through the fundraising operation of one of the major American public broadcasters. It had a large fundraising team that included a group dedicated solely to tracking and shipping premiums. Its boss advised us to avoid going down the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-14 Thread David Gerard
On 14 August 2013 20:39, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: YMMV, but I'd prefer if the solid value returned from my donation went to someone in more dire need of it - i.e. if my donation could be used to directly improve access for others who may not enjoy it. Indirectly any donation to