User:Econterms/presentation for GLAM Boot Camp on chapters and funding
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What's the Wikimedia Foundation?
- WMF = the Wikimedia Foundation, the institution of which Wikimedia-DC is a chapter
- Runs the servers; staff in SF etc
What's a chapter?
- It's a nonprofit affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation, usually associated with a region but maybe with a theme instead.
- It's approved by the WMF's Affiliations committee (formerly the Chapters Committee), a Wikimedia community committee entrusted with advising the WMF Board of Trustees on the approval of new affiliates: chapters, thematic organisations and user groups.
- Fill this in by copying from: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Local_chapter_FAQ ; http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Local_chapter_FAQ ; http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters
- what do chapters do?
- where do chapters get money from?
What chapters exist?
- There are 39 chapters now. They're listed here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters
- These are regional; there are likely to be thematic chapters too
- Thematic chapters -- prospectively, non-geographic chapters like Wikimedia Education, Wikimedia Catalan, Wikimedia LGBT, Wikimedia Medicine; like meta-WikiProjects
- First regional chapter was in Germany, 2004
Getting support for a project
- How could one get money from the foundation or a chapter?
- FDC = Funds Dissemination Committee at Wikimedia Foundation
- GAC = Grant Advisory Committee of WMF
- our rules at DC chapter -- an example
- Can present GLAM projects at these
- NYC's Wikimedia day ; Wikimania ; Wikimedia conferences ; regional/theme conferences?
- Milan conference -- a meeting of representatives of chapters, April 18-21 2013.
- WikiSym -- an academic conference each fall, held so far in North America and Europe.
- GLAM bootcamp: A conference idea for Wiki-DC to sponsor ; Dominic has suggested it
- http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Local_chapters, section on Wikimedia Deutschland