Dear fellow Wikimedians,
Discussions about what our future could look like are currently
underway - thanks to everyone who has already been taking part in the
community conversations. We’ve compiled all the insights gathered so
far from communities in a report (see below). Strategy salons will
also start happening in the next few months. If you wish to host a
small event to talk strategy with your affiliate or group, good news:
we are launching a strategy salon grant application process! Keep
reading for all the latest updates on movement strategy.
== Community conversations report March/April ==
We have just published our first community conversations report 
summarizing all the discussions that happened in March and April.
Conversations are happening at affiliates and other organized groups
as well as within various communities worldwide.
The insights, ideas, and information that are presented in these
conversations will enrich the working groups’ development of
recommendations. As part of this, the working groups are monitoring
the conversations and processing the input that comes out of this.
This will complement the high volume of overall input working groups
receive and the large amount of proactive research they are
conducting. From time to time, you may also see working group members
jump into the conversations and get back to some of the questions, but
this is at their discretion and may take time.
Community conversations will continue through to September. If you
want to take part or find out more, please visit Meta .
== Apply to host a strategy salon ==
Want to talk strategy with your affiliate’s community? Want to do it
over dinner? Apply for a strategy salon grant! Strategy salons are
short, small events where people share a meal and discuss how they can
enrich the conversation around our structural reform. Affiliates and
other organized groups are encouraged to apply for a grant of between
$500 and $1500. This grant can be used to run an in-person strategy
discussion event between June 1st and September 15th. Be quick - the
application deadline is May 31. Visit Meta for more info .
== What’s happening now and what’s to come ==
The focus of the movement strategy is currently shifting from
identifying the most essential questions in our movement to finding
answers. Between now and Wikimania in August, the goal is to gather
information and ideas that can be used to develop recommendations for
structural change within the movement. The working groups will process
research and data they are collecting as well as the insights that
arise during community conversations. In June and July, they will
begin formalizing all of this into draft recommendations for change.
Wikimania will be an opportunity to engage the with community on
After Wikimania, the plan is to have members of the working groups
meet to bring together all the recommendations from each of the 9
groups and create one coherent set of recommendations. These will be
finalized throughout October. They will then be published and
presented to the Board of Trustees in November.
== Meet us in Lisbon ==
Kaarel and I will attend the Creative Commons Global Summit this week,
to connect with our friends from CC about the future of free
knowledge. We will host a session on Friday at 3:30 pm on Wikimedia
2030 . If you’re also attending the summit, stop by and say hello!
We know that a few working group members and Wikimedians will also be
at the event and look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions or would like to connect about the movement
strategy, please feel free to contact me.
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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