Hi all!

*Summary: The first cycle of strategy conversations has concluded, and
the second cycle will begin by May 5. Thanks!*

Thank you(!) to everyone that took the time to contribute your answer to
this question: "What do we want to build or achieve together over the next
15 years?"

Over the past month, we have collected more than 1,800 statements in more
than 20 languages from dozens of discussions across the movement.[1] This
includes the previously promised report from Wikimedia Conference, which
Wikimedia Deutschland has completed and published on Meta-Wiki.[2] I am
thrilled by reports from around the movement about groups coming together,
sometimes for the first time ever, to discuss our future. For example, we
heard this from our friends in Wikimedia Indonesia, "Thank you for
arranging these wonderful experiences, allowing us to get in touch with
several Wikipedians that we haven't met before, too."

The extended strategy team is compiling those statements and clustering the
common themes we will discuss in the next cycle of our conversation. We
have actually moved the start of cycle 2 from April 25th to allow more time
to go over everything and now plan to start it by May 5th.

Our efforts to collect feedback from partners and experts around the world
are on track! In fact, I was in Brussels this week, and had a dinner with
EU and internet policy experts who shared their ideas for our future. We
were able to organize this dinner thanks to help from community members
involved in the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU[3] and Wikimedia Belgium.
This meeting with people from around the European Union was an opportunity
to discuss the impact of Internet policy on the future of the free
knowledge and Wikimedia movements.

The feedback collected at events like these will be shared for us to
consider and integrate into future discussions around our movement
strategy. If you’re interested in interviewing potential partners yourself,
or organizing similar small-group discussions with experts, we encourage
it! The Foundation may be able to provide financial support for such
efforts. Please contact us on Meta-Wiki if you are interested.[4]

We have a lot of preparation work to do before the next discussion cycle,
so that’s all for now!

But while I have you, I want to remind people that this is the last week to
provide input on the annual plan grants submitted to the Funds
Dissemination Committee, including next year's annual plan for the
Wikimedia Foundation. Your input is helpful not only to the Funds
Dissemination Committee, but also the organizations who submitted plans.
Please consider taking a look and providing constructive feedback if you
have time before the April 30 deadline.[5]

À plus (French translation: “Until later”),

PS. A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.[6]

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Sources
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/EU_policy
[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017
[5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2016-2017_round_2

Katherine Maher

Wikimedia Foundation
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