hi fae, i do not think the level of detail you describe below will be of any help, it might cause only work without benefit. IMO it would be sufficient if every organization tells open how much money goes to volunteers. for a starter, how much was IEG in 2015 ?
rupert On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 3:18 PM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > I cannot answer your question, but I am unsure if numbers would mean > much unless large changes (like more than 20%) are indicated. Here's > why - > > The key problem with working out how much of a volunteer fund goes to > volunteers, is that reports rarely separate out the money that is > nominally spent on 'volunteer projects' from the money that directly > funds a volunteer activity. > > Based on past discussions and the experience of real cases, this means that: > > 1. Employees or contractors of the WMF or affiliated organizations may > use volunteer budgets for expenses, travel or scholarships if they > want to identify themselves as a volunteer in that context. For > example, many people funded as Wikimedians in Residence may have no > travel funding and will rely on a volunteer grant, or chapters may not > provide funds for employees to travel and contribute to events not > directly within their scope of employment. > > 2. A grant for a volunteer project may require reporting of outcomes > and specific evidence of some expenses, but there is a cost of > administering the grant before it gets granted, there are costs of > proposing the grant that may or may not be funded from other grants, > and there are costs of administration of the money and reporting on > it, while the project runs. In cases where this can be analysed, the > overhead costs are in the order of 20% to 50%. In some cases, the > end-to-end costs of administering a grant from the WMF, to a local > organization, and then to a specific project means that less than half > of the money going to a volunteer project was actually used by > volunteers to deliver a planned outcome. > > It's a problem, and unclear reporting of administrative overheads > really does not help. Changes over the last couple of years to the way > the WMF and chapters work, means that overhead costs invariably move > from a central overhead charge, to being absorbed into project > budgets, making the end-to-end overhead/admin costs almost impossible > to deduce, unless detailed project time accounting and individual > expenses are made public (which is never going to happen). The end > result is that we cannot judge whether reports of reduced > administration costs, are due to a smart accounting change, or the > result of hard won meaningful improvements. > > Fae > > On 14 April 2016 at 10:48, rupert THURNER <rupert.thur...@gmail.com> wrote: >> hi, >> >> on the question how much money will go to volunteers next year, >> katherine stated that the 2016 grants budget is 5.8 mio, out of 63 mio >> . my guess was that between 1 and 2 mio would go to volunteers. >> >> i have a little difficulty to calculate the number. i saw the 2016 fdc >> numbers , 5.5 mio. WMDE writes that the annual fundraising gives 84 >> mio usd (i.e. 75 mio eur) . on the grants page i do not see numbers >> . the german community budget page does not list numbers. . WMDE >> writes that it pays 6 mio a year to WMF . at the same time it gets >> 1.3 mio via FDC from WMF . there is some indication about money to >> volunteers in the FDC split up from WMDE . >> >> my guess was that 0.5 mio usd are support for wikimania travel >> including funds to make wikimania cheaper in genaral, and 0.5-1.5 mio >> via various community projects (e.g. the one of WMDE), individual >> engagement grants to volunteers, summing up to <2 mio usd a year >> beeing paid to cover volunteers expenses. >> >> can somebody please chime in here with better guesses, or real >> numbers, maybe directly at ? >> >>  >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2016-2017/draft#money_distribution_to_volunteers >>  >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_2016-17_FDC_budget_recommendation >>  https://wikimedia.de/wiki/Factsheet#Daten.2C_Zahlen.2C_Fakten >>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Start >>  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Community-Budget >>  >> https://www.wikimedia.de/w/images.homepage/a/ad/Wmde_jb_2014_engl_web_RZ.pdf >>  >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_recommendations/2015-2016_round_1 >>  >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Proposal_form >> >> best >> rupert >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines >> New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > -- > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>