Hello everyone,

Please see below the Wikimedia UK activity report for February. For those
who prefer to see the report on wiki it can be found at
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February

We'd love to see more community involvement in this report so if you're
involved in any chapter-related activities please do get involved. For
example, you can find the draft of March's activity report at
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/March - do take the plunge and
contribute.

Thanks, and have an enjoyable Easter,

Stevie


Below is the Wikimedia UK monthly
report<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports> for
the period 1st to 28th February 2013. If you want to keep up with the
chapter's activities as they happen, please subscribe to our
blog<http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/>
, join a UK mailing
list<https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l>,
and/or follow us on Twitter <http://twitter.com/wikimediauk>. If you have
any questions or comments, please drop us a line on this report's talk
page<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Reports/2013/February&action=edit&redlink=1>
.
 Contents  [hide <http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#>]

   - 1 Program 
activities<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Program_activities>
      - 1.1 
Community<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Community>
      - 1.2 GLAM
activities<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#GLAM_activities>
      - 1.3 
Technology<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Technology>
      - 1.4 Other
activities<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Other_activities>
         - 1.4.1
Microgrants<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Microgrants>
      - 1.5 UK press coverage (and coverage of UK projects &
activities)<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#UK_press_coverage_.28and_coverage_of_UK_projects_.26_activities.29>
      - 1.6 Upcoming activities in
March<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Upcoming_activities_in_March>
   - 2 Administrative
activities<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Administrative_activities>
      - 2.1 
Finances<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Finances>
      - 2.2 Board
activities<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Board_activities>
      - 2.3 News from the Chief
Exec<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#News_from_the_Chief_Exec>
      - 2.4 
Communications<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Communications>
      - 2.5 Fundraising and
Membership<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Fundraising_and_Membership>

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]Program activities
[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=2>
]Community 
[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=3>
]GLAM activities

   - Robin Owain <http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Llywelyn2000> met
   National Trust officers in Llandudno (11/02/2013) to discuss incorrect
   entries on Wiki-en and possible training of staff. Interested Wikipedians
   can Wiki-email Robin or contact the office.
   - Preparations for the GLAM-Wiki
Conference<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM-WIKI_2013>
    continue.
   - Training workshops for contributors at the British Library
   - Work on Wikimedians in
Residence<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cultural_partnerships#Wikimedians_in_Residence>
continue,
   with the position at the Natural History Museum and Science Museum set to
   start in March.

[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=4>
]Technology 
[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=5>
]Other activities

   - Robin Owain <http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Llywelyn2000> met
   Aberystwyth University Students Union President and other offices
   (13/02/2013) to discuss forming a Wikipedia student society, starting with
   an editathon. Also met Dr Ted Jones and Dr Dafydd Tudur at the National
   Library regarding the Piloting of images.
   - Robin Owain <http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Llywelyn2000> represented
   WMUK at the Royal Commission's Digital Past
Conference<http://www.rcahmw.gov.uk/HI/ENG/Our+Services/Outreach+/>;
   13-14 February.

[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=6>
]Microgrants

Information about microgrants that are currently running, and how to submit
a microgrant application of your own, are at
Microgrants/Applications<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Microgrants/Applications>
.
 
[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=7>
]UK press coverage (and coverage of UK projects & activities)

   -
   
http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/14428/wikimedia_uk_trustees_have_been_too_involved_to_govern_the_charity
   -
   
http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Governance/article/1170282/review-urges-major-overhaul-governance-wikimedia-uk/
   -
   
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/02/the-biggest-wikipedia-traffic-spikes-since-2010-prove-were-all-morbid/
   -
   http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/download-review/2240986/download-kiwix
   -
   
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-candidate-accused-of-looking-up-wikipedia-for-her-eastleigh-campaign-8490865.html
   -
   
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9864802/Tory-candidate-accused-of-cutting-and-pasting-from-Eastleigh-Wikipedia-page.html
   -
   
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/netha-hussain/wikipedia-towards-closing-gender-gap_b_2654019.html
   - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/13/wikimedia_uk_shape_up/
   - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/25/wikipedia_by_txt/

[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=8>
]Upcoming activities in March

*February*

For past events please see
here<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Events#Past_events_in_2013>
.


*March*

For events in March 2013 and onwards, please see
Events<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Events>
.
 
[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=9>
]Administrative activities
[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=10>
]Finances 
[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=11>
]Board activities

   - John Byrne stands down as the Treasurer and a trustee of
Wikimedia 
UK<http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/02/john-byrne-stands-down-as-the-treasurer-and-a-trustee-of-wikimedia-uk/>
   - Greyham Dawes has joined the WMUK
board<http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/02/greyham-dawes-joins-the-wikimedia-uk-board/>

[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=12>
]News from the Chief Exec *For information on Jon's activities this month,
see News from the
Office<http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/News_from_the_Office/Posts>
.* 
[edit<http://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/February&action=edit&section=13>
]Communications

Please see the above links to relevant press coverage received in February.

The most prominent communications activity in February related to the
release of the Compass Review into Wikimedia UK's governance. This
generated some press coverage (see above) and plenty of conversation. Much
time was spent responding to questions and comments both on and off wiki.

One of the other main activities in February linked to communications was
the delivery of the second round of media training. This session was
attended by trustees, volunteers and some staff and looked at strategies
and techniques related to crisis management and widespread news coverage.

Plans were finalised for the media event in early March attended by Jimmy
Wales and guidance notes finalised. A series of short briefing papers was
prepared for Trustees and staff related to potential hot topics.

If you're interested in getting more involved with our communications or
have any questions or comments, please email Stevie Benton –
stevie.ben...@wikimedia.org.uk
 
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]Fundraising and Membership Fundraising

This month, we received £755 in one-off donations, with 14 individual
donations. The average donation amount was £52.93 - 43% of these donors
have had Gift Aid Declarations made and matched with their records. If
anyone would like a full (but anonymised) csv file with more information,
please get in touch with katherine.bavage[image: at]wikimedia.org.uk and
let her know your requirements.

There were 5335 successful direct debits this month, bringing in a total of
£21,371.24.
Membership

Up to 28th February 2013:

   - 162 new (membership commenced in preceding three months) and current
   members - with 13 new join-ups in February
   - 117 'grace' members (membership within six months after date
   membership should be renewed)
   - 4 expiring memberships.

This adds up to 279 members who were eligible to vote at as of 28th
February 2013.

-- 

Stevie Benton
Communications Organiser
Wikimedia UK+44 (0) 20 7065 0993 / +44 (0) 7803 505 173
@StevieBenton

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