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> From: Nicole Ebber <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de>
> Subject: Please join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)
> Date: 15 March 2017 at 4:01:43 PM GMT-4
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> Cc: Jaime Anstee <jans...@wikimedia.org>
> 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.[1]
> == 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.[2][3][4]
> 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)[5], 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[6] 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[7] 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.[8]
> Let’s make this happen! Please reach out to me with any question or
> feedback you might have.
> Sincerely,
> Nicole
> [1] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Track_A
> [2] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion_Coordinator_Role
> [3] Sign-up to become a Discussion Coordinator here:
> https://docs.google.com/a/wikimedia.de/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyzOcB9FmgWWrenoe0RnCyXo6F9YZyustrmsrD0g0zTRr2Cg/viewform
> [4] Overview of organized groups’ discussions
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Outreach/List
> [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Track_B
> [6] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion_guide
> [7] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Process/Briefing
> [8] 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.

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