Activity Report for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017–18

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This report describes the activities of Wikimedia District of Columbia from October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Highlights

October
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November
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December
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Programs and events

Institutional partnership

Wikimedia DC held a total of 10 collaborative events with 12 institutional partners.

  • The Hidden Figures Women in STEM Edit-a-thon, held on October 9 in collaboration with West Virginia University
  • The Hispanic Heritage Month Edit-a-thon, held on October 11 in collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • The Emerging Technologies Edit-a-thon, held on October 19 in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • The U.S. Historic Sites Edit-a-thon, held on October 20 in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • The Laurel History Edit-a-thon, held on October 21 in collaboration with the Laurel Historical Society and Museum
  • The Aphra Behn / Burney Society Conference Edit-a-thon, held on November 1 in collaboration with the Aphra Behn Society and the Burney Society of North America
  • The Making Statistics Clear Edit-a-thon, held on November 11 in collaboration with the American Statistical Association
  • The Improving Artist Diversity Edit-a-thon, held on November 18 in collaboration with American University
  • A Wikidata Clinic, held on December 1 in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • The Women's Economic Empowerment Edit-a-thon, held on December 8 in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden

The events were attended by a total of 83 participants; these participants included 42 new users and 41 experienced users. Collectively, the participants made 447 edits to 137 Wikipedia articles, contributing 217,638 bytes of Wikipedia content.

[Distinguished service awards]

Content development

Wiki Science Competition 2017 in the United States

Grantmaking and sponsorship

[Fiscal sponsorships]

Public policy

[TBD?]

Operations and governance

Board and committee activity

[October board meeting]

[December board meeting]

Volunteer capacity and utilization

[Volunteer of the year awards]

Communications

[Mailing list metrics]

Wikimedia DC's primary method of social media outreach is Twitter, with all tweets automatically re-posted on Facebook. The platform is used for general and institutional outreach and event promotion.

Impressions 48638
Engagements 1183
URL clicks 200
Retweets 165
Detail expands 244
Media views 140
Media engagements 140

Three topics drove much of social media engagement in this quarter:

  • The announcement of WMDC board member Emily Temple-Wood's inclusion in the anthology The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017.
  • The Women's Economic Empowerment Edit-a-thon in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden. Engagement was driven by real-time tweets from the event, prominently featuring Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter, from WMDC and the Embassy, and a retweet from the Foundation's official account. A second burst of traffic was driven by a story about the event in The Lily, a female-oriented online publication of The Washington Post.
  • Wikidata, including the Wikidata Clinic at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the publication of an episode of a Wikipedia Weekly podcast and a Foundation blog post featuring two WMDC members discussing the October WikidataCon in Berlin.

Metrics

Strategic objectives

Objective ID Objective Target Value Notes
IP-1 Wikimedia DC will expand the reach of its institutional partnership programs, with the goal of increasing the number of partners engaged by at least 20% each fiscal year. 25 12  
IP-2 Wikimedia DC will partner with institutions that focus on diversity-related issues or serve under-represented audiences, with the goal that such partners make up at least 30% of institutional partnerships. 8    
IP-3 Wikimedia DC will develop its relationships with established institutional partners, with the goal of advancing at least 10% of each partnership tier to the next tier each fiscal year.      
IP-4 Wikimedia DC will leverage institutional partnership growth to improve content on the Wikimedia projects, with the goal of increasing the number of articles improved and the total volume of content contributed by at least 20% each fiscal year.      
CD-1 Wikimedia DC will expand the reach of its content development programs, with the goal of increasing the number of participating Wikimedia volunteers by at least 20% each fiscal year.      
CD-2 Wikimedia DC will facilitate the development of content on the Wikimedia projects, with the goal of increasing the number of articles improved and the total volume of content contributed by at least 20% each fiscal year.      
CD-3 Wikimedia DC will facilitate the development of content on diversity-related or under-represented topics, with a goal that such content makes up at least 30% of content developed through the programs.      
CD-4 Wikimedia DC will facilitate the development of high-quality content on the Wikimedia projects, with the goal that 25% of content developed through the programs reaches the standard for recognized high-quality articles.      
TS-1 Wikimedia DC will expand the reach of its offline training and support programs, with the goal of increasing the number of participants by at least 20% each fiscal year.      
TS-2 Wikimedia DC will expand the reach of its online training and support programs, with the goal of increasing the number of participants by at least 30% each fiscal year.      
TS-3 Wikimedia DC will execute effective training and support programs, with the goal that at least 75% of participants report satisfaction with program content and delivery.      
GS-1 Wikimedia DC will expand the reach of its direct grantmaking programs, with the goal of increasing the amount of funds disbursed by at least 15% each fiscal year.      
GS-2 Wikimedia DC will expand the reach of its indirect grantmaking and fiscal sponsorship programs, with the goal of increasing the amount of funds administered by at least 30% each fiscal year.      
GS-3 Wikimedia DC will support diversity-related programs and projects, with the goal that grant funds spent on such programs represents at least 50% of the total grant funding disbursed.      
PP-1 Wikimedia DC will expand the reach of its public policy programs, with the goal of increasing the size of their public audience by at least 20% each fiscal year.      

Additional program metrics

Program Area Objective Target Value Notes
Institutional Partnership Number of editing events 42 10
Institutional Partnership Number of editing events aimed at improving diversity of participation and content 13 5
Institutional Partnership Number of Wikidata seminars 12 1

Event metrics

Event Name Event Date Number of Participants Number of Articles Edited Number of Edits Bytes of Content Changed
Hidden Figures Women in STEM Edit-a-thon 10/9/2017 18 6 26 15,044
Hispanic Heritage Month Edit-a-thon 10/11/2017 8 17 36 13,831
Emerging Technologies Edit-a-thon 10/19/2017 10 6 24 16,308
U.S. Historic Sites Edit-a-thon 10/20/2017 12 28 98 48,234
Laurel History Edit-a-thon 10/21/2017 2 6 21 16,579
Aphra Behn / Burney Society Conference Edit-a-thon 11/1/2017 15 30 111 41,124
Making Statistics Clear Edit-a-thon 11/11/2017 12 13 31 22,730
Improving Artist Diversity Edit-a-thon 11/18/2017 6 15 49 31,910
Wikidata Clinic 12/1/2017
Women's Economic Empowerment Edit-a-thon 12/8/2017 13 16 51 11,878

Media

Press coverage

Gallery