Hi Fae, The WMF publishes financial numbers twice a year. The last are the nummers until december 2016 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2016-2017/Mid-year_check-in The next fill be the financial report for the year ending today. That report is expected in October.
I'm glad Katherine asked forumdiscussie the board approved funding for developing a long term strategy in a very inclusive process. The content of the process is open and transparant. You have some experience with a chapter at rough times. Would you be available for governance review of WMFr? Regards, Ad Op 30 jun. 2017 15:16 schreef "Fæ" <fae...@gmail.com>: > Could an unpaid volunteer who is not a WMF employee, or contractor, or > consultant, please have a go at answering my polite request for links > to "monthly or quarterly financial reports" from a few days ago, > below? I don't think this needs any time from employees to confirm > whether published versions exist or don't exist, and I don't want to > be publicly shamed for asking a question. > > I have searched through the WMF web pages with regard to the 2017 > movement strategy, but have yet to find any references or evidence > that there are regular reports of when or how the budgeted $2.5 > million is being spent. Considering the large size of this project, > and especially the significant sums of money going to consultants, I > am sure everyone can appreciate there is bound to be interest from the > wider community in the progress of the spend and any unplanned spend. > I would expect that the strategy project has regular monthly tracked > spending reports, certainly I would find it hard to believe that the > WMF CEO and CFO do not require that level of tracking and reporting. > > If nothing is published, then that would be a jolly good thing for our > movement to push for improved /public/ governance of $1m+ projects, > especially those with large sums going to consultants chosen using > non-open bid procedures, to deliver better transparency in line with > our movement values. The cost of this improvement would be zero. There > can be no doubt that summary reports already exist and there is > unlikely to be any reason for secrecy that would convince the > community that when spending very large sums of donated money, we can > be ethically transparent and accountable, but be unable to answer > these simple questions publicly. > > Should the WMF CEO feel that publishing monthly or quarterly reports > on $1m+ projects is a pointless burden, then perhaps the CEO and WMF > board could agree at what level of spend there should be better > transparency, perhaps any identifiable programme spending more than > $2m? > > Raising as a separate thread, as we have probably drifted away from > Pine's original question and intent. > > Links: > 1. https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2017-June/087910.html > Statement from Greg and Anna. > 2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017 > Strategy pages on Meta. > 3. https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2017-June/087854.html > Pine's question. > > Thanks, > Fae > > > On 27 June 2017 at 12:31, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On 27 June 2017 at 04:33, Anna Stillwell <astillw...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > ... > >>> * How much is this timeline extension projected to cost, and from what > >>> source are the funds being drawn? (Note that this doesn't assume that > the > >>> decision was a bad one, but I very much want to know the source of the > >>> funds and how much is likely to be drawn from it.) > >> > >> We've got this covered, Pine. We are fiscally managing this process and > all > >> of our contracts well. Thank you for your concern. > >> > >>> * Could you also discuss what measures are being taken to control > costs in > >>> the strategy process? > >>> > >> > >> We have plenty of measures in place to monitor costs (e.g., we don't > need > >> to control them because they are not out of control, we are within our > >> budget). Also, describing financial metrics at any lower level of detail > >> would be a waste of the strategy budget since we are within it. > >> > >> Always good to hear from you, > >> /a > > > > Anna, > > > > I'd love to examine the more detailed monthly or quarterly financial > > reports that demonstrate your assurance, and can be both examined and > > understood by volunteers like us. Could you provide a link to them > > please? No doubt the WMF wrote transparency and accountability right > > into the contracts, so that being transparent and accountable is not > > considered a "waste of the strategy budget" but instead is an activity > > absolutely critical to its success. > > > > Thanks, > > Fae > > -- > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>