Re: [Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Update

2016-12-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
It seems the whole world is full of spreading lies nowadays. I feel very sad that now even we are following this trend If we stated we would stop when the target was met, so we should stop when the target was met Anders who are commited to spread correct facts through Wikipedia, as a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Update

2016-12-16 Thread Peter Southwood
If you wanted to continue past the target, the message should NOT imply that you would stop at the target. Cheers, Peter -Original Message- From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Lisa Gruwell Sent: Friday, 16 December 2016 8:05 PM To: Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Update

2016-12-16 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Lisa, Thanks for the update - it's great to hear that the target has been achieved so quickly! Continuing the English fundraiser as part of reaching the global fundraising target makes sense to me. Continuing the fundraiser after the global target has been reached is rather more concerning

[Wikimedia-l] Project Grants program will fund 12 community-led projects

2016-12-16 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi all, In the second round of Project Grants, 21 eligible proposals were submitted for review. The committee recommended 12 projects for a total of $194,490 in funding. WMF has now approved all 12 grants. Here’s what we’re funding. [1] - Kiwix/Offline medical

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#1!)

2016-12-16 Thread Katherine Maher
Hi Aubrey, Thanks for passing that along. As it turns out, we spent some time at the NYPL talking about strategy at the Board retreat this November. The Board sat down with Tony Ageh, their new Chief Digital Officer, to have an informal conversation about how Wikimedia, the NYPL, and other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes of 2016!

2016-12-16 Thread Danny Horn
Yes, for sure. We don't want to impose anything on wikis that don't want or can't use it. On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 7:21 AM, pi zero wrote: > Just a general observation: Making things "global" can be good or bad for > non-wikipedia projects depending on how it's done;

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#1!)

2016-12-16 Thread James Salsman
> Regarding the external expert for inclusive process you are looking for, > maybe this article is of help: > > https://hbr.org/2016/12/how-employees-shaped-strategy-at-the-new-york-public-library What did the New York Public Library do that the Foundation doesn't already do in their ordinary

[Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Update

2016-12-16 Thread Lisa Gruwell
Hi everyone, As most of you know, we run our English-language online fundraiser on Wikipedia every year in December. It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year. During this time we raise the bulk of funds to support our operating budget to support the projects, fund community efforts around the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes of 2016!

2016-12-16 Thread pi zero
Just a general observation: Making things "global" can be good or bad for non-wikipedia projects depending on how it's done; spreading uniformity across projects could also damage non-wikipedia projects by imposing inappropriate infrastructure. I'm not totally cynical about the idea, just noting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#1!)

2016-12-16 Thread Andrea Zanni
Hi Katherine, thanks for the email. Regarding the external expert for inclusive process you are looking for, maybe this article is of help: https://hbr.org/2016/12/how-employees-shaped-strategy-at-the-new-york-public-library I'm posting here for everyone to see because I think is interesting for