Thank you for all your supportive feedback, we really appreciate it.

@ Tomasz - This is definitely something we will discuss further. We replied
to your question on meta and welcome further comments related to this on
meta.

@ Pine, Claudia - For 2013, the volunteer and staff time spent on applying
for and reporting about WMF grants was not within the scope of our
financial report. The focus was mainly on aligning the financial data that
were in the financial statements of the chapters. We will consider if
including the estimate of volunteer and staff time spent on applying for
and reporting about WMF grants would fall within the scope of the report if
this is to be repeated.

On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 3:40 AM, Tomasz Ganicz <polime...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Great job and very interesting.
>
> I had this tought during sending you data for Wikimedia Polska, so I want
> to share it here as well. In the report there is no "projects" entry for
> costs but only "events" and "organizational development". Chapters are
> doing not only events but also projects leading to improvement of free
> content and data - such as colaboration with GLAMs, software developement,
> developement of wikidata, microgrant systems etc, which are hard to be
> called "events" and they are also not "organizational developement".  I
> would suggest to add to future reports positions "content and software
> improvement projects" or something similar. I think especially for thematic
> organizations it is the core of their activity.
>
>
>
> 2015-06-08 19:00 GMT+02:00 Michael Guss <mg...@wikimedia.org>:
>
> > Hello folks,
> >
> > After 8 months, over 400 line items and an infinite amount of emails, I
> am
> > very pleased to let everyone know that we the finance fellows have
> > completed our movement-wide financial report. It is now available for
> > everyone to read on meta and download.
> >
> > Here is the link:
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Movement-wide_Financial_Report
> >
> > I have to offer my sincerest gratitude to everyone involved with the
> > release of this report. Thank you to all the participating chapters who
> > helped make this report possible. We cannot express our appreciation
> enough
> > for your helpful responses and guidance to develop this final product.
> > Hopefully, this report proves insightful for you and help us begin to
> think
> > about more consistent financial reporting.
> >
> > Thank you Community Engagement, especially Jaime Anstee, Edward Galvez,
> > Winifred Olliff and Katy Love for your guidance throughout this process.
> >
> > But last and not least, thank you to all volunteers who participate in
> the
> > Wikimedia projects. Despite the fiscal emphasis of this report, it is
> your
> > work that is most important and completely invaluable to the movement.
> > Hopefully, you too will find this report useful.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:10 AM, Walter Alejandro Gomez Segura <
> > wagseg...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Pine,
> > >
> > > Yes, we would like to discuss it. The main goal of this project is to
> > > prompt questions, so further along we will carry out a discussion about
> > > this report and try to get as much feedback as we can from the
> community.
> > >
> > > Best,
> > >
> > > Walter Gomez Segura
> > > *Finance Fellow*
> > > *149 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA., 94105*
> > > www.wikimediafoundation.org
> > > wagseg...@wikimedia.org
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 1:54 AM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Lene,
> > > >
> > > > OK, thanks for the update. As you can tell, I am very interested in
> > your
> > > > work.
> > > >
> > > > I am sensitized to anything having to do with Meta-type documentation
> > and
> > > > deadlines at the moment, seeing as I am juggling so many of them with
> > > > intricate dependencies (including weekend projects), but I suppose
> > that I
> > > > will just need to wait until April for this particular report.
> > > >
> > > > I am very glad that this report is being done. Perhaps we will have a
> > > > chance to discuss it during an office hour in April?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Pine
> > > >
> > > > *This is an Encyclopedia* <https://www.wikipedia.org/>
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > *One gateway to the wide garden of knowledge, where lies The deep
> rock
> > of
> > > > our past, in which we must delve The well of our future,The clear
> water
> > > we
> > > > must leave untainted for those who come after us,The fertile earth,
> in
> > > > which truth may grow in bright places, tended by many hands,And the
> > broad
> > > > fall of sunshine, warming our first steps toward knowing how much we
> do
> > > not
> > > > know.*
> > > >
> > > > *—Catherine Munro*
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 5:13 PM, Lene Gillis <lgil...@wikimedia.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Pine,
> > > > >
> > > > > Thank you for your inquiry and for following up the status of this
> > > > project.
> > > > >
> > > > > We’ve updated the information on our meta page[1], so that it is
> more
> > > > clear
> > > > > to everyone. We would like to clarify that the Draft Report is a
> > > > > finalization of the raw dataset and is not intended to be
> published.
> > We
> > > > are
> > > > > currently focusing on representing the data, so that everyone can
> > > easily
> > > > > understand the outcomes of our project. This will be revised
> > internally
> > > > and
> > > > > the outcome of that will be the Final Report, which will be
> published
> > > in
> > > > > April.
> > > > >
> > > > > All the best,
> > > > >
> > > > > Lene
> > > > >
> > > > > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement-wide_Financial_Report
> > > > >
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