Dear colleagues,

I am excited to forward you some of the latest news from the Movement Strategy Process. Looking forward to your engagement, integrating your perspectives and building the future structures of Wikimedia together.

Have a great week ahead!

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From: Nicole Ebber <>
Date: Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] [Movement Strategy] Your perspectives are needed to scope our future.
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <>

Dear fellow Wikimedians,

In 2017, we set ourselves an ambitious goal of becoming the essential
infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and now we need a
path for how we get there. In the spirit of what got us started – we
will work together to find our path.

We now have a fundamental tool in place to help us get there: scoping
documents have been finalized and are now live on Meta[1]. These will
help us dive deeper into our movement’s structures than ever before
and discover exciting opportunities for our future.

The scoping documents have been created by the nine working groups of
the Movement Strategy Process. I would like to thank them
wholeheartedly for their enormous effort and dedication to making this
first step happen.[2]

These documents are a focused reflection of the discussions about our
future that have been happening for some time. The working groups have
captured these and boiled them down into a set of questions that will
guide their work going forward. These are the essential questions of
our movement. Now, we have the chance – and the mandate – to answer
them together.

Identifying how we need to adapt our structures and maximizing our
movement’s potential lie at the heart of these questions. We encourage
you to read the scoping documents about the topics you care about and
bring your ideas for possible solutions in to the the global
conversation about our future. The documents have been translated into
eight languages already, and we are working on translating more of our
meta content into more languages over the next couple of weeks.

I would also like to introduce a new addition to the core team, our
Community Relations Specialist Kelsi Stine-Rowe. Kelsi will be working
with members of Wikimedia communities and organized groups to
facilitate community conversations on the scoping documents.

Join in! Here’s how can you get involved:
* Sign up as a Strategy Liaison for your organized group and ensure
that your group’s perspectives are heard.[3]
* Take part in our community conversations happening until mid-April
on Meta, via survey, and within several communities.[4]

Kelsi will also be in touch later today with more concrete information
about joining the community conversations.

We look forward to hearing your voices and your perspectives.

Best wishes,


Nicole Ebber
Adviser International Relations
Program Manager Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0

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