User:James Hare

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I served on the Board of Directors from May 7, 2011 to April 30, 2018.

In the manner of my colleague User:Econterms I will use this page to take notes about my Wikimedia DC activity.


  • Communications committee members Step one complete! and corresponding plan
  • Tax exempt status paperwork
  • CRM
  • Strategic plan interviewing process
  • Centralized data collection and storage system (for edit-a-thon data and the like) – perhaps we could use Qualtrics?
  • Fundraising plan
  • Wiki Loves Monuments plan
  • Community outreach and engagement plan (and members for the Community Programs Committee)
  • Unified donation/membership workflow under new payment processing system
  • Better site / social metrics
  • Nicely designed meetup template for Wikipedia; on-Wikipedia signing up for edit-a-thons / workshops
  • Completely overhauled WMDC blog with new/revised backend, different branding

Current and future projects

  • Various edit-a-thons
  • Strategic Plan
  • Andrew Lih's Wikipedia class (now finished; we need to study it)
  • Building a tech volunteer community (e.g. WikiHack)
  • Open Government
  • Building volunteer capacity in general
    • Wikipedia for Activists
    • Could Wikimedia DC take on the Generation Wikipedia project?
    • Rewarding volunteers for their work
    • Describing specific volunteer positions
  • Emily comes to DC to teach people how to hold editor training workshops
  • Library of Congress series of events
  • Outreach to government agencies and open-government groups
  • Africa Collection digitization
  • Taking over education program operations in DC

Conferences we should attend every year

  • Community conferences:
    • Wikimania
    • Wikimedia Conference (Chapters Conference)
    • WikiConference USA
    • WikiSym, maybe
  • Sunlight Foundation's Transparency Camp
  • Either Museums and the Web or MCN conference?

WMF grantees of interest

  • Peter Gallert: Working on oral citation project in Namibia. Put him in touch with Adriel Luis of Smithsonian APAC, who is interested in an oral citation project for Asian-American immigrants.
  • Amanda Menking: Doing a study on women's participation on Wikipedia. Put her in touch with Emily since their projects complement each other very well.
  • Jethro (I JethroBT): "Reimagining Wikipedia Mentorship," changing how online training of Wikipedians happens. Wikimedia DC's activities should have a strong online complement, so this research is worth observing. We could also help with testing.