Dear Wikimedians, If you are a representative of an Affiliate, committee, or other organized group in the Wikimedia Movement, please read this email carefully and forward it to your peers.
I am writing you today in my role as the Movement Strategy Lead for organized groups (Track A), and would like to encourage you to actively participate in Wikimedia’s movement strategy process. Together with you, we would like to find answers to the question “What do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?” https://2030.wikimedia.org is the universal start page to the strategy portal on Meta. == This is our time! == This is the time many of us have been waiting for for years. I would love to see each and every one of you make your voice heard and take the chance to shape the future of our movement together. == Timeline and process == The timeline up to Wikimania 2017 is organized in 3 consecutive discussion cycles that are designed to explore, cluster and sharpen the strategic direction and define 3-5 focus areas for the movement. After Wikimania, we will discuss the movement structure, roles, as well as 3-5-year goals and starting in 2018, organizations will incorporate the findings into their strategic and annual planning. Today, we are kicking off cycle 1 which is running until 15 April. Organized groups will find all relevant information on the Meta page for Track A. == Get involved! == Last week I reached out to all Chairs and EDs of Affiliates as well as to active members of other organized groups and committees. While I have heard from many, I would like to remind everyone to appoint a discussion coordinator for your group that will act as the linker to the strategy process. As an organized Group, you can invite all your stakeholders to join your conversation: Board and staff members, members, external partners and allies as well as members of your communities. Track A is closely connected to Track B (Individual Contributors), as many organized Groups have close bonds with their local or thematic communities. We encourage Track A and Track B coordinators to sync on their plans. Your conversations can happen on- and offline. To host a conversation, please read the discussion guide that provides material to prepare, conduct and document each conversation in each format. Before you and your peers enter the conversation, please make yourself familiar with the briefing which provides a high-level overview of what we know about the future and about our movement today. I also look forward to seeing many of you at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin where we will discuss our future, generate thematic statements, identify keywords and create thematic clusters of our ideas. The rough outline of the program will be adjusted in the coming days. Let’s make this happen! Please reach out to me with any question or feedback you might have. Sincerely, Nicole  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Track_A  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion_Coordinator_Role  Sign-up to become a Discussion Coordinator here: https://docs.google.com/a/wikimedia.de/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyzOcB9FmgWWrenoe0RnCyXo6F9YZyustrmsrD0g0zTRr2Cg/viewform  Overview of organized groups’ discussions https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Outreach/List  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Track_B  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion_guide  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Process/Briefing  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2017 -- Nicole Ebber Adviser International Relations Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-tr mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-tr