Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

2015-02-26 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
to respond to each of your incredible messages as immediately as I'd like to. ...so yes, more to come, and many more journeys to share together! Warmly, Anasuya On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 2:31 PM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear friends and colleagues, fellow adventurers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: A new structure for WMF Community Engagement

2015-02-19 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
department [2] under his leadership. Unfortunately, Anasuya Sengupta -- our beloved leader of grantmaking -- will be leaving us due to personal health concerns at the end of March. We will invite you soon to celebrate her time with us, her work at the WMF and the deep insight she brought

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

2015-02-19 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear friends and colleagues, fellow adventurers on the Wikimedia journey - Goodbyes are overrated.[1] But since I’m sure this will be au revoir, I’ll continue: I am leaving the Foundation as head of the Grantmaking department, at the end of March. This was not an easy decision to make; this is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
the capability ! and the need is obvious when the ED says that metrics are how chapters are evaluated.. Thanks, GerardM On 1 December 2014 at 22:56, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org wrote: tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on organizational effectiveness

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Hi Nemo and John, The questionnaire is not meant to exclude WMF at all, instead the wording was meant to _include_ all forms of Wikimedia 'organization'. So yes, the phrase can be easily modified. And as SJ points out, WMF is on the list too. :-) Anasuya On Dec 2, 2014 12:34 AM, Federico Leva

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Hi John, I think it's really up to you and the organizational team(s) you represent. If you are critically involved in the program and org leadership of more than one, you're welcome to respond more than once. In this case, we'd ask you to make sure you have more than just your responses from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Thanks, Sam. Will work on making the drop down easier to access. Anasuya On Dec 2, 2014 2:38 AM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks Anasuya! That's quite a comprehensive survey but instructive to fill out. On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:46 AM, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Would it be possible for interested organizations to get in touch with the Foundation in order to get help in this regard? Best Claudia Hi Claudia, Thank you for the appreciation and your help - as so many others on this list - in thinking through this questionnaire and next steps. Thanks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
in order to get help in this regard? Best Claudia -- Executive Director Wikimedia Österreich - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Siebensterngasse 25/15 1070 Wien Austria +43 699 141 28615 www.wikimedia.at http://www.wikimedia.at/ Am 01.12.2014 um 22:56 schrieb Anasuya

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
one response per IP address. thanks, a- On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi John, I think it's really up to you and the organizational team(s) you represent. If you are critically involved in the program and org leadership of more than one

[Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-01 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on organizational effectiveness, that will help us understand and support each other better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire Dear friends and colleagues of the Wikimedia movement: The Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Au Revoir from WMUK CEO

2014-11-12 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Thanks for all the work together, and the very best, Jon, for every continuing adventure. Looking forward to working with you as a volunteer, Anasuya On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 1:10 AM, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: With some sadness I have to tell you that I will be leaving

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Thanks for this news, Kirill/AffCom! Congratulations Wiki Project Med. :-) a- On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 4:14 AM, Kirill Lokshin kirill.loks...@gmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized Wiki Project Med [1] as a Wikimedia User Group

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group

2014-11-12 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Thanks Tanvir/AffCom. Congratulations to the Bulgarian User Group, looking forward to working with you all! Warmly, Anasuya On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 8:47 AM, Tanvir Rahman wikitan...@gmail.com wrote: Dear all, It is our pleasure to announce of the recognition [1] of the Wikimedians of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Apostrophe or not (as another pedant, I appreciate its removal ;-)) - congratulations! a- On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 7:34 AM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: No worries - it happens. :) I apologize that we did not bring it up sooner. To be fair, someone on AffCom (Josh) did ask

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Jake Orlowitz/Ocaasi comes onto the Grantmaking team at WMF with The Wikipedia Library

2014-10-06 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear friends and colleagues, I am delighted to announce that Jake Orlowitz (User:Ocaasi, User:Ocaasi (WMF)) is joining the Grantmaking department at WMF to lead The Wikipedia Library (TWL)[1], an online resource for Wikipedians to get free access to journal subscriptions. In the last year, TWL

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Congratulations, James - and everyone else who worked on this. This is a significant achievement, not only because of the publishing of the article itself, but for what it heralds more broadly, as Coren said. Warmly, Anasuya On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Be part of the most epic data collection and analysis of Wikimedia programs!

2014-09-24 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear Wikimedian friends and colleagues, tl;dr We have just launched our second round of voluntary reporting. This is the most epic data collection and analysis of Wikimedia programs we've done so far as a movement, and all program leaders are invited to take part. :-) You can do so here:

[Wikimedia-l] Jessie's IDEO adventure

2014-09-18 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear friends and colleagues, Many of who have already heard from Jessie in multiple ways, but for those who haven't: Jessie Wild, who currently heads the Learning and Evaluation team in the Grantmaking department at WMF, is leaving for a year's fellowship with Ideo.[1] Her last day at the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decision on FDC member appointments

2014-07-14 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Adding my voice of appreciation to the outgoing members - Anders, Arjuna, Mike and Yuri - for the extraordinary commitment and energy it took to get this inaugural FDC off the ground, and functioning as well as it has been. The Advisory Group's unanimous endorsement of the FDC is no little measure

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Education Program update: Rod Dunican is leaving the Foundation

2014-06-27 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear friends and colleagues, Rod Dunican (currently the Director, Wikipedia Education Program at WMF) has announced that he is leaving the Foundation at the end of this month. We are truly sorry to see him go; he has been such a critical part of the Wikipedia Education Program and strategy for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Education Program update: Rod Dunican is leaving the Foundation

2014-06-27 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
for you off-list sometime in the next several days or next week. Pine On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear friends and colleagues, Rod Dunican (currently the Director, Wikipedia Education Program at WMF) has announced that he is leaving

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC Advisory Group recommendations

2014-06-10 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear friends and colleagues, As you know, the FDC Advisory Group met in Frankfurt at the end of May to discuss the past two years of the FDC pilot process and to deliberate on its future. You will be glad to know that they unanimously agreed to advise the WMF Executive Director (ED) that the FDC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC related announcements: Letter of Intent, Selection of New Members, FDC Advisory Group Review

2014-05-31 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
. Thanks, Anasuya On 13 May 2014 17:30, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear members of the Wikimedia community, I’d like to share a few upcoming milestones with you. The deadline for the Letter of Intent for the next round of proposals in 2014-2015 Round 1 is June 1, 2014

[Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee seeking nominations for new members

2014-05-29 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
tl;dr Self-nominations invited for four Board-appointed members of the FDC. Nominate here.[3] Dear members of the Wikimedia community, The Funds Dissemination Committee Advisory Group (FDC AG) met recently in Frankfurt to recommend to the Executive Director (ED) of the Wikimedia Foundation

[Wikimedia-l] FDC related announcements: Letter of Intent, Selection of New Members, FDC Advisory Group Review

2014-05-13 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear members of the Wikimedia community, I’d like to share a few upcoming milestones with you. The deadline for the Letter of Intent for the next round of proposals in 2014-2015 Round 1 is June 1, 2014. The Letter of Intent[1] is the first step required for eligible Wikimedia organizations[2] to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-20 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Hi all, Just to be clear and follow up on Lisa's mail: this project and process did not involve grants from WMF, and WMF's role (as Lisa explained) was as a fiscal sponsor, and thereby to provide initial advice as they began recruiting and to inform the community as they did so. thanks, Anasuya

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!

2014-01-27 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
+1 to both the disbelief that this is Asaf writing in (he's really not - ahem - a visual sort of guy), and the appreciation for a great experience. Thank you for all you do, Anasuya On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: for convenience, the correct link is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Extensive feedback from WMDE to the FDC process

2014-01-21 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
that it will lead to fruitfull discussions and ultimatly to a good recommendation. Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Pavel Richter Vorstand Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. Tel.: +49 - 30 - 219 158 260 Twitter: @pavel 2014/1/16 Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org Hi Pavel, Thanks very much

[Wikimedia-l] The transition of the WMF Brazil catalyst project to a partnership grant with Ação Educativa

2014-01-16 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Hello, everyone. ==TL;DR== I am pleased to announce that we have completed the transition of the Foundation's contractor-based efforts in Brazil to a 10-month ~$500k partnership grant to a Brazilian non-profit named Ação Educativa. ==Details== As announced in the Narrowing Focus plan approved

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Extensive feedback from WMDE to the FDC process

2014-01-15 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Hi Pavel, Thanks very much for the thoughtful feedback from WMDE on the FDC. We certainly want to be (and hope we are) wiki in nature: a work in progress, with continued room for improvement. So I think the FDC, the FDC Advisory Group (of which you are a member, of course), the Board and the

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2013-14 Round 2 FDC/annual plan grants timeline moved out by a month: proposals due April 1, 2014

2013-12-17 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear friends and colleagues, The 2013-2014 Round 2 FDC timeline and all associated dates are being pushed back by one month. Here are the key date changes: * Deadline for entities to meet eligibility requirements: 15 March 2014 * Proposal submission deadline: 1 April 2014 * Community review

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC deliberations being hosted at WMF from October 17 - 21

2013-11-15 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
. -- Forwarded message -- From: Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org Date: Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM Subject: FDC deliberations being hosted at WMF from October 17 - 21 To: Staff All wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org Cc: Funds Dissemination Committee List f...@lists.wikimedia.org Dear all (mainly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC deliberations being hosted at WMF from October 17 - 21

2013-11-15 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
16, 2013 at 12:06 AM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.orgwrote: tl;dr The FDC is meeting in San Francisco at the WMF office from November 17-21 for its deliberations on the current round of proposals. To ensure that confidentiality is maintained throughout the process, I sent out

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Letters of Intent for FDC Round 2 due Nov 8, and community review right now!

2013-10-15 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe -- ***Anasuya Sengupta Senior Director of Grantmaking Wikimedia Foundation* * * Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! Support

[Wikimedia-l] WMF Grantmaking invites you to review the partnership grant proposal from Ação Educativa, Brazil

2013-09-20 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
the partnership (based on changes or comments arising from the community review). Feel free to respond with questions or clarifications on the talk page. Thanks, Anasuya Sengupta Senior Director of Grantmaking Wikimedia Foundation [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Brazil_Program

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Grantmaking invites you to review the partnership grant proposal from Ação Educativa, Brazil

2013-09-20 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org [translation in Portuguese below] Dear friends and colleagues, tl;dr We are planning on partnering with the non-profit organization Ação Educativa to carry out Wikimedia program work in Brazil, funded by a partnership grant from the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updates from the WMF Grantmaking department

2013-08-07 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
real life examples. In any case, we'll make sure to figure out the appropriate way to establish the legitimacy and eligibility of orgaisations such as these so that they can apply to the FDC for annual plan funding going forward. Stay tuned. :-) Anasuya -- ***Anasuya Sengupta Senior Director

[Wikimedia-l] Updates from the WMF Grantmaking department

2013-08-04 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Bartov and Anasuya Sengupta. This model is likely to be used sparingly, and only when the opportunities offered by an allied organisation are significant to the growth of a community. We hope that these allies will, after the initial grants through this model, be familiar enough with our movement

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Internal-l] 2013-2014 Round 1 FDC eligibility status IRC office hours

2013-07-18 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
process. I understand from your email that you're confirming the clear explanation by Anders Wennersten. Thank you for that. Kind regards, Lodewijk 2013/7/18 Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org Hi Lodewijk, Since you asked specifically about WMF not sending in a Letter

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Comments on compliance and the FDC Round 2 decisions

2013-05-08 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- ***Anasuya Sengupta Senior Director of Grantmaking Wikimedia Foundation* * * Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! Support Wikimedia https://donate.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Schedule for FDC Round 2 and guidelines for the process

2013-02-07 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
15. Thanks, Anasuya [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Proposal_process#Proposal_steps On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:27 AM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.orgwrote: *Dear friends and colleagues, We are gearing up for Round 2 of the FDC process! Thank you for your support

[Wikimedia-l] Schedule for FDC Round 2 and guidelines for the process

2013-02-06 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
/FDC_portal/FDC_recommendations/2012-2013_round1 * -- ***Anasuya Sengupta Senior Director of Grantmaking Wikimedia Foundation* * * Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! Support Wikimedia https

[Wikimedia-l] Welcome: Siko Bouterse and Katy Love join the Grantmaking team at WMF

2013-01-15 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=owwHWfwpc=qSa9VfwQ -- ***Anasuya Sengupta Senior Director of Grantmaking Wikimedia Foundation* * * Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! Support Wikimedia https://donate.wikimedia.org

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcome: Siko Bouterse and Katy Love join the Grantmaking team at WMF

2013-01-15 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=owwHWfwpc=qSa9VfwQ -- ***Anasuya Sengupta Senior Director of Grantmaking Wikimedia Foundation* * * Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! Support Wikimedia https://donate.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC Proposals

2012-10-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
/wikimedia-l -- ***Anasuya Sengupta Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking Wikimedia Foundation* * * Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! Support Wikimedia https://donate.wikimedia.org