Hi everyone, As announced earlier, the FDC support team is holding office hours on #wikimedia-office to speak about questions on the Letter of Intent process in a few minutes and again at 15:00 UTC (Wednesday May 29).
* Wendesday, May 29 at 0:00 UTC * Wednesday, May 29 at 15:00 UTC We look forward to speaking to you! Katy ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Katy Love <kl...@wikimedia.org> Date: Thu, May 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM Subject: FDC Letter of Intent due June 8 & IRC office hours To: email@example.com Dear members of the Wikimedia community, You will have seen an email recently from Patricio Lorente and Jan-Bart de Vreede, the Board Reps to the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC), about the FDC's new Letter of Intent process. The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in applying for funds from the FDC, as outlined in the FDC Framework.  This upcoming year (2013-2014) will be the first time we institute the LOI process. As you heard from them, we anticipate the LOI will be a helpful planning tool for the FDC as well as offering us a chance to begin working with entities in advance of the FDC proposal deadline. We hope it will allow us to work closely with applying entities and to address questions and concerns (and clear up any misunderstandings) significantly before the proposal deadline. Interested entities must submit an Letter of Intent in order to apply for FDC funding. For Round 1 of 2013-2014, the LOI is due on June 8. The LOI asks potential FDC applicants to state their intentions to apply and to include a notional dollar figure (or local currency figure). The Letter of Intent can be created on the FDC portal , and a sample is here for your reference . The LOI is non-binding, but it is required in order to be able to submit a proposal for Round 1. In anticipation of the LOI's June 8 deadline, the FDC staff is holding office hours twice to respond to questions. We welcome entities considering applying for Round 1 funding to join us. Our two office hours will be held on #wikimedia-office on: * Wednesday, May 29 at 0:00 UTC * Wednesday, May 29 at 15:00 UTC These two sessions will have the following agenda: 1. Introductions 2. Brief explanation of the FDC 3. Explanation of the purpose of the Letter of Intent and general FDC proposal process 4. Q&A on the LOI And finally, for your reference, here is the 2013-2014 Round 1 proposal process  schedule: - *Letter of Intent deadline for Round 1: 8 June 2013* - Deadline for WMF Staff to post eligibility: 15 July 2013 - Deadline for entities to meet eligibility requirements: 15 September 2013 - Proposal submission deadline: 1 October 2013 - Community review period: 1 October - 31 October 2013 - Staff assessment deadline: 8 November 2013 - FDC recommendation due: 1 December 2013 - Board decision due: 1 January 2014 As always, contact us questions or requests for support: fdcsupp...@wikimedia.org. Warm regards, Katy and the FDC support team  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Funds_Dissemination_Committee/Framework_for_the_Creation_and_Initial_Operation_of_the_FDC#Process_overview  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Sample_letter_of_intent  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Proposal_process _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l