Lila - thank you for this plan, and for continuing the course started with
the call to action.  It is welcome to see this more detailed format, and
that you are taking feedback into consideration.

Pine - The page on Meta has been updated.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2015-16
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2015-16

Sam


On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the update. I've drafted some questions and comments about the
> new version. The updated plan is located on Foundation Wiki; can it be
> copied to Meta where it's more accessible to the community for discussion?
>
> Thanks, Pine
>
> Pine
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > All,
> >
> > I want to provide an update on the Annual Plan. I’m happy to let you know
> > that the Board of Trustees has approved the proposed 2015-­16 Wikimedia
> > Foundation annual plan. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to
> > incorporate your feedback and review with the Board.
> >
> > The approved plan includes $68.2 million in revenue, with $65 million of
> > spending and $3.2 million for the reserve. In addition, we will raise $5
> > million for our endowment, which will help secure long-term support for
> our
> > mission. In total, this accounts for a 17% growth in total budget. The
> plan
> > also includes a stretch goal of exceeding the fundraising target by 20%
> to
> > contribute additional funds to the reserve. The approved and updated plan
> > is now available here
> > <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2015-2016_Annual_Plan>.
> >
> > In our last Metrics Meeting, I presented an emerging strategy for the
> > Wikimedia Foundation that focused on building a strong core in the
> > near-term, allowing for innovation in the long-term toward our mission of
> > ubiquitous shared knowledge. Strengthening our core has been our focus
> over
> > this past year. We published the Call to Action
> > <
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/State_of_the_Wikimedia_Foundation#2015_Call_to_Action
> > >,
> > which refocused us on community and technology, introducing new thinking
> > and skills to the WMF, and improved products for the world.
> >
> > We have made significant changes this past year that are showing early
> > results. But this is just a start.  The world is changing rapidly in
> areas
> > like mobile, user behavior, media formats, and access to knowledge. In
> > order to make free knowledge available for generations to come, we need
> to
> > continually improve our work and challenge our thinking. The Annual Plan
> > for this year is focused on building our capabilities as a springboard
> for
> > future innovation.
> >
> > In this year’s plan, budget adjustments are designed to fill in the gaps
> in
> > current user needs, in particular in the areas of community (including
> > affiliates and partners), technology, and communication. The plan builds
> on
> > the foundational work from this past year, when we set up team structures
> > and introduced new focus to align our organization with communities and
> > demands for knowledge. For the first time, this year’s plan also
> introduces
> > a Quarterly Metrics Scorecard to track our progress on delivering on our
> > commitments. We will use both top-level and departmental metrics to
> measure
> > our progress and report back.
> >
> > I also want to acknowledge some of the issues with this year’s Annual
> Plan
> > process. We shared the first draft with you late, giving you limited time
> > to provide feedback. We introduced a new, lighter weight format in the
> > first iteration that left some of you with questions about proposed
> > changes. This final, approved version has been updated to clarify our
> > rationale, incorporate the feedback we did receive, link our plans to
> > success metrics, and orient the next year within a broader strategy. As
> > always, we continue to iterate toward a better process. Going forward we
> > plan to have an extended window for your review and comments so we can
> > refine our plan with your valuable feedback in mind.
> >
> > Thank you. I look forward to working together as we continue to
> strengthen
> > our core capabilities to support our mission and prepare for our emerging
> > strategy.
> >
> > ~~~Lila
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