Could we not conflate the US with the WMF? There are a large number Wikimedia volunteers in the US who fuel a robust group of chapters, user groups, conferences, and individual outreach efforts who act independently of the WMF just like affiliates in the Global South.
On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 10:05 PM, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote: > Hi, > > This seems to be an increase of $15 million USD in the WMF’s budget, with > a $0.2 USD million increase in the international Wikimedia budget (through > grants to chapters and other affiliates). > > That goes against the movement direction of "As a social movement, we will > focus our efforts on the knowledge and communities that have been left out > by structures of power and privilege”. Why aren’t we increasing our > spending in the global south (through local affiliates) at the same rate > that we are increasing it in the US? > > Thanks, > Mike > > > On 29 Mar 2018, at 17:42, Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > > Hi everyone, > > > > I'm delighted to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation's Annual Plan for > > FY18-19 is now on Meta. > > > > This year, we have organized our efforts around three goals that focus on > > making critical improvements to our systems and structures to ensure that > > we’re better positioned for our coming work against the strategic > > direction. The Foundation’s goals for this year should not only move > us > > closer to knowledge equity and service, but will prepare us to execute > > against the 3- to 5-year strategic plan which we intend to develop this > > year in order to guide the Foundation’s work into the future. > > > > As you’ll see, we’ve made some changes to the structure of this year’s > > annual plan. This year’s plan is organized around three goals for the > > Foundation’s work in the year to come. By restructuring the Annual Plan, > we > > have written a plan for the whole Foundation, rather than an aggregation > > of plans from all of our departments and teams. In this sense, we’re > > seeking to become a better-integrated institution, rather than a > collection > > of teams and departments with disparate goals. > > > > We’ve also reduced the overall length of the published Annual Plan. We > > wanted to make sure that the focus and goals of our work don’t get lost > in > > the details. Of course, we know that many community members enjoy reading > > the particulars of our planned work, so you can still access the details > of > > departmental programs through links to their descriptions on Meta or > > MediaWiki.org. These links will provide interested readers with detailed > > departmental programs, which describe the specific and detailed program > > goals, impact and outcomes. This change does not sacrifice the depth and > > rigor of our planning process, but rather, it is meant to keep the Annual > > Plan lean and focused while allowing interested readers to dive deep into > > the details. > > > > Finally, we’ve expanded the planning framework we instituted last year > for > > cross-departmental programs to all of our programs across the Foundation. > > This allows us to clearly link a program’s resources to outcomes and > > measures. As such, we’ve presented the Annual Plan budget in terms of our > > investments in the three defined goals rather than in terms of our > internal > > organizational structure. > > > > Thank you all for your support over the past year. I'm really looking > > forward to your feedback on this year's proposed plan during the open > > comment period -- a reminder it runs through May 15th. > > > > Thanks! > > Katherine > > > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_ > > Annual_Plan/2018-2019/Draft > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017 > > > > -- > > Katherine Maher > > > > Executive Director > > Wikimedia Foundation > > > > 1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600 > > San Francisco, CA 94104 > > > > +1 (415) 839-6885 ext. 6635 <(415)%20839-6885> > > +1 (415) 712 4873 <(415)%20712-4873> > > kma...@wikimedia.org > > https://annual.wikimedia.org > > _______________________________________________ > > 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> > > > _______________________________________________ > 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>