Dear Public Policy enthusiasts,
I am excited to share our call for participation for Movement Strategy
Working Groups with you all. There will be one group specifically
focusing on Advocacy work, to identify the necessary changes for
Wikimedia to advance in our new strategic direction, and to develop
recommendation how to implement these changes on local, regional, and
Please help us spread the message and share it with people from your
networks who are interested in having these strategic conversations. I
hope you find all the information you need in the texts that we have
shared. Let me know if you have any questions or comments for us.
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From: Nicole Ebber <nicole.ebber(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at 18:24
Subject: Movement Strategy: Open Call for Working Group members
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Following up on Katherine’s email from last week, we are today
opening the call for Working Group members for 9 Thematic Areas (yes,
we added one more!).
== Working Group members ==
The Working Groups will map the present situation of their Thematic
Area, the obstacles and opportunities, as well as needed changes to
advance our movement in our strategic direction. They will identify
possible strategies for making these changes and develop concrete
recommendations for the movement on how to ratify and implement
Working Group members will need to be able to invest a minimum of 5
hours per week, but that time might vary depending on the workflow
that each group agrees upon. Members of the Working Groups are
expected to act in the interest of the movement, not in the interest
of their own organization or community.
== Selection of members ==
We are looking for a maximum of 15 members for each of the 9 groups.
For best results we will need a diverse set of members from across the
movement. We have developed a set of criteria, to ensure the necessary
expertise, diversity, and representation. We will assemble a
Steering Committee to decide upon membership of the Working Groups in
close coordination with the Core Strategy Team.
== Apply to become a working group member ==
We encourage everyone with an interest in the strategic conversations
to apply for becoming a Working Group member in their topic of
expertise. We recommend that movement organizations and groups create
internal processes for the selection of their candidates to avoid
multiple, competing applications.
The call will be open until June 25, 2018. ***Please apply via this
application form.*** To prepare your application, you can consult
the overview of the questions asked in the form on Meta.
== Next steps ==
We expect to be able to announce the Working Group members in the
second week of July, so that the working groups can be assembled,
onboarded and ready to start working before Wikimania. The first step
for the groups will be to agree upon their set-up and scope of work.
At Wikimania, we plan to convene the attending Working Group members
in the Strategy Space to discuss and refine their road to the
recommendations and ensure exchange between the groups.
We invite you all to familiarize yourselves with the existing
documentation of the Working Group(s) of your interest, add
comments, additional input or share your concerns via talk pages Your
comments will be then be taken into consideration by the respective
We are looking forward to working and having these long-awaited
conversations with many of you!
In the name of the Strategy Core Team,
Adviser International Relations
Wikimedia Movement Strategy Process Lead
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,