Excellent news, Christophe and everyone else at WMFR!

Risker/Anne

On 17 December 2015 at 11:41, Christophe Henner <
christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> A quick email to share with you a good news on our side.
>
> A few month ago, Wikimedia France started a process to apply for a third
> party certification called IDEAS. This certification is the first step for
> us in a process to get recognized Wikimedia France as a serious
> organisation that can be formally trusted by donors.
>
> IDEAS label is hard to get as you have to reach high criterias on 3 grounds
> :
> * Governance
> * Accounting
> * Actions effectiveness
>
> The process took a little over 6 month, and required us to provide them
> with documents, interviews and explanations of what we are and what we’re
> doing.
>
> I’m proud to say that thanks to the work of many, and especially our staff,
> we received it with flying colors. Usually, IDEAS grant the label and
> includes recommendations for the organization to even do better.
>
> They failed to provide any recommendation in our case and expressed large
> congratulations for exceeding their expectations.
>
> Second step, starting now, is to get formal recognition of Wikimedia France
> as a General Interest organisation by the french government. Around 10
> non-profits get such recognition every year, and right now only 633
> organisations have it.
>
> We hope to get it in the coming month.
>
> All the best,
>
> Christophe HENNER | Président
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