Congratulations WMFR! :D

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 11:37 AM, Jaime Anstee <jans...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> 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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>
> Jaime Anstee, Ph.D
> Senior Strategist
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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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