Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021–22

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This plan covers Wikimedia DC's planned program activities and operations for the 2021–22 fiscal year, which begins on October 1, 2021 and ends on September 30, 2022. The Wikimedia DC program portfolio for the 2021–22 fiscal year will be focused around one key program area, institutional partnership.

The institutional partnership program area includes programs whose principal objective is to leverage the resources, holdings, and expertise of institutions in the cultural, academic, and government sectors to improve the Wikimedia projects and other free knowledge repositories. This is achieved both through the direct contribution of institutional records, collections, and other holdings to such repositories under suitable free licenses, and through the participation of institutional staff and other affiliated individuals in such projects.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant realignment of our institutional partnership programs, which traditionally focused on in-person edit-a-thons, training workshops, and other events as the primary mechanism for engaging new partners. Over the past fiscal year, we have reoriented our institutional partnership methodology around virtual participation and engagement, and have successfully collaborated with multiple key partners to host virtual events. While some partners have indicated a planned return to in-person programming, we anticipate that virtual activities will remain a substantial portion of the program portfolio for the coming fiscal year.

Over the course of the 2021–22 fiscal year, we will collaborate with at least 20 institutional partners; we expect that this collaboration will continue to primarily take the form of individual virtual events, and we will continue to explore, develop, and adapt additional mechanisms of engagement to further enhance our institutional partnership program portfolio. As we continue to engage with both new and existing partners, we will ensure that at least 50% of our partnership activities address diversity in some form, including diversity of content and diversity of participation.