Hi Asaf,

It sounds interesting, but I do not have a clear idea how to proceed.

Like Capacity 4: New contributor engagement and growth. We organise a lot
of edit-a-thons and workshops with new contributors and one of the things
we sense is that the new users are willing to continue after the workshop,
but experience it as difficult and have no idea how to proceed. This can be
described as empty feeling, but this perspective as I described, is not
represented in the paragraph about empty feeling. Noticing the reactions we
got and the needs they described, it does not match with the section of
possible approaches. For them it is not a grace period, personalised
welcomes, or recognition, but they miss a way to keep a social interaction
with the group as they had such with the workshop/edit-a-thon about a
theme. Mentorship can be something, but as I tried that, it is pretty
difficult and extremely time sensitive in the current situation to keep
following a group of users. It is more, they like to work together easily
instead of having to look op all sorts of pages (Contibutions, Watchlist,
Project page, and so on).

So I think our issue matches for a part with this page, but I do not know
how to continue and do not know if this would fit here.

I also see in other capacities points that are interesting, but I am not
sure how to have it on the local wiki itself.


2015-08-26 1:40 GMT+02:00 Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org>:

> Dear Wikimedians,
> {{Nutshell|WMF Community Engagement Team is allocating staff time and
> funding to deliberate capacity-development projects with interested
> communities in six capacity areas: community governance; conflict
> management; on-wiki technical skills; new contributor engagement and
> growth; partnerships; communications}}
> ==Details==
> This is a new way of partnering with WMF: through two way conversations
> (rather than top-down planning), WMF will work with specific emerging
> communities to explore obstacles for community growth and explore and pilot
> solutions together.
> The first phase of this work consisted of a series of in-depth interviews
> with individuals from 16 specific emerging communities to gather
> information about existing and missing capacities.  Reviewing those
> interviews in aggregate, we came up with six capacities it seems useful to
> work together on.
> We prepared a page per such capacity, detailing challenges and possible
> approaches to build that capacity. We welcome your  feedback! Contributions
> to those pages can be done in the following ways:
> * Sign up on the sidebar of each capacity subpage if you want to implement
> certain practices described,
> * Provide more links to resources,
> * Expand the Potential Solutions section with new ideas.
> These pages, including your contributions, will serve as the basis for
> specific conversations with specific communities to develop plans or
> projects to build capacity.
> During this initial pilot period, we intend to pursue projects in two or
> three capacities at most, which will be chosen according to community
> interest, scale of community, and scale of readership.  We expect some of
> the specific actions we take in these projects would create resources
> [re-]usable by other communities as well.
> ==Join the Conversation==
> We invite you all to read through the capacity pages, and specifically, to
> see if the challenges described resonate with you and your community.  If
> they do, have an on-wiki discussion about it with your community, and if
> there's general interest, sign up on the capacity pages and we'll have a
> conversation about what might be some possible next steps.
> Find the six capacity pages on Meta, here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Capacity_Development
> Looking forward to fruitful engagement,
>    Asaf Bartov
>    Sati Houston
>    Community Engagement department
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