User:Econterms/presentation for GLAM Boot Camp on chapters and funding
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First goal is to prepare this for GLAM Boot Camp Program
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 chapters exist?
- There are 39 chapters now, most of which are national like Wikimedia-UK. The chapters are listed here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters.
- The first national/regional chapter was in Germany, 2004. Most were founded in 2008-2010. The Wiki-NYC chapter started in 2009 and the Wiki-DC chapter in 2011. Those are the only US chapters for now. A Pacific Northwest chapter, to be called Wikimedia-Cascadia, is planned.
- There are likely to be thematic/topical chapters too -- non-geographic chapters like Wikimedia Education, Wikimedia Catalan, Wikimedia LGBT, Wikimedia Medicine; like meta-WikiProjects
- Chapters give out grants. They get their money from grants from the WMF and from individual donations. The US chapters have just a few thousands of dollars. Some of the international ones have much more.
- The US chapters do not have paid staff, only volunteers. So it's sometimes best if administrative support for a GLAM project comes from the partner institution not the chapter.
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
- follow up: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Individual_Engagement_Grants
- our rules at DC chapter -- an example
- Individual partnership grants?
- Example grant support from the WMF: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:WM_US-DC/Events_2012
- Our chapter's application form for grants is online. See wikidc.org's category Grants. The chapter's president decides whether to fund the grant application and the treasurer reimburses the grantee for costs.
- Our chapter's simple expense claim form: http://wikimediadc.org/w/images/a/a3/Expense_Claim_Form.pdf
- Wiki-DC and NYC fund edit-a-thons and conferences.
- 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