Thanks Stevie. We are trying to work on an integrated communications and membership strategy to grow the membership further. As always there are capacity issues as to what we can do with the number of staff and funding we have, but I am always willing to listen to people's ideas for how we could reach new people and encourage more membership.
John Lubbock Communications Coordinator Wikimedia UK +44 (0) 203 372 0767 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Office 1, Ground Floor, Europoint, 5 - 11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ. Wikimedia UK is the national chapter of the global Wikimedia open knowledge movement. We rely on donations from individuals to support our work to make knowledge open for all. Have you considered supporting Wikimedia UK? Donate here <https://donate.wikimedia.org.uk>. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects). *Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its contents.* On 10 April 2018 at 18:42, Stevie Benton <stevie.d.ben...@gmail.com> wrote: > Exactly what Katie says. The chapter can't win here. It gets criticised if > membership doesn't grow because some see it as a kind of failure. Then, > when the chapter grows its membership it is seen as some kind of entryist > threat. I find it particularly notable that these criticisms come from the > same quarters. > > I say well done WMUK for growing the membership and encouraging more > people to get involved in the free and open movement. Good work. > > Stevie > > On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 6:31 PM, Katie Chan <k...@ktchan.info> wrote: > >> Oh I don't know, maybe this "yawning gap" wouldn't be so wide if the >> chapter don't get criticised for both not increasing its membership numbers >> and having increased its membership numbers. >> >> Just a wide guess.... >> >> KTC >> >> >> Sent from my Samsung device >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia UK mailing list >> wikimediau...@wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l >> WMUK: https://wikimedia.org.uk >> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia UK mailing list > wikimediau...@wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l > WMUK: https://wikimedia.org.uk >
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