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  • 501(c)(3) -- a category of tax exemption administered by the IRS -- tax deductibility for donors, both individual and business ; need to tweak application to IRS and add some specific language about disbursing $
  • Affiliations committee -- of WMF; recognizes chapters
  • Berlin Agreement refers to the event founding the Chapters Association
  • Bootstrapping grant: A grant from WMF to Wiki-DC for starting up
  • Chapter reports: Wikimedia chapters file reports here; we can compare them.
  • Chapters Association -- association of Wikimedia Chapters acting independently of the Foundation
  • the Corporation: that means this organization: Wiki Society of Washington, DC Inc., aka Wikimedia-DC
  • Dashboard: Active Board documents are often listed here: Internal:Dashboard
  • Events grant: Wiki-DC received a Events 2012 grant from WMF
  • FDC = Funds Dissemination Committee at Wikimedia Foundation
  • the Foundation = WMF = the Wikimedia Foundation
  • GAC = Grant Advisory Committee of WMF
  • GLAM bootcamp: A conference idea for Wiki-DC to sponsor ; Dominic has suggested it
  • Night Owls -- a possible cosponsor for things:
  • Saylor Foundation: a not-for-profit organization named for MicroStrategy founder; develops open textbook/educ materials; sponsored Wikimania 2012 as per thisWikimania 2012 press release
  • Thematic chapters -- prospectively, non-geographic chapters like Wikimedia Education, Wikimedia Catalan, Wikimedia LGBT, Wikimedia Medicine; like meta-WikiProjects
  • Wikichievements is a pilot project to assign ranks and give physical awards for editing articles, analogous to barnstars. Wikimedia Serbia and Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC are supporting it. (written thus: WM RS, WM NYC, and WM DC)
  • Wiki Loves Monuments
  • Wiki-Loves-Monuments grant ; Wiki-DC also a Wiki Loves Monuments USA 2012 grant
  • WikiSym -- an academic conference each fall, held so far in North America and Europe.