Dear Wikimedia community and friends:

I am very pleased to present the summary report of the Wikimedia 
Foundation's five-year strategic plan: our first-ever such plan, 
developed through a transparent collaborative process involving more 
than a thousand participants during 2009 and 2010.

The strategic plan summary can be found on the WMF wiki: 

And a wiki-based version will also be housed on the Strategy Planning wiki: 

The purpose of this plan is to chart a direction for the Wikimedia 
movement to carry us into 2015, clearly articulating our key priorities:
* To stabilize Wikimedia's technical, financial and organizational 
* To increase participation
* To improve quality
* To increase reach
* To encourage innovation

We'll know we have been successful when we:
* Increase the total number of people served to 1 billion
* Increase the amount of information we offer to 50 million Wikipedia 
* Ensure information is high quality by increasing the percentage of 
material  reviewed to be of high or very high quality by 25 percent
* Encourage readers to become contributors by increasing the number of 
total editors per month who made>5 edits to 200,000
* Support healthy diversity in the editing community by doubling the 
percentage of female editors to 25 percent and increasing the number of 
Global South editors to 37 percent

The plan, which has been unanimously endorsed by the Wikimedia 
Foundation Board of Trustees, will be hosted on, 
which we anticipate will allow for localization of the report, so it can 
be shared with a global audience.  Everyone is encouraged to help with 
the translation and localization process on the wiki.

I want to thank everyone who contributed to the development of the plan 
--  the more than one thousand people who worked together on the 
strategy wiki, on IRC and Skype and mailing lists and in face-to-face 
meetings, to develop the plan. I would also like to particularly thank 
Sue Gardner, Eugene Eric Kim, Barry Newstead and Philippe Beaudette. And 
I'd like to thank my predecessor, former Chair Michael Snow, who 
commissioned the project. This is the first time ever that anybody has 
developed a five-year strategic plan in a truly open, collaborative 
process: we should all be very proud of what we've done here.

This is the blueprint for Wikimedia through 2015, and we are energized 
and enthusastic about where Wikimedia is heading.  Our projects will 
lead the expansion and growth of high-quality free knowledge both on the 
internet and in off-line settings. Please join us in sharing this plan 
and helping to make it a reality.

Ting Chen, Chair of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees

Ting Chen
Member of the Board of Trustees
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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