Great news indeed! Congratulations to Wikimedia France and thank you for
sharing this accomplishment.

Wishing you further success in step two.

Cheers,

Jaime

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On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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