Hi Samuel,

Thanks for structuring these questions regarding funding and fundraising. I just wanted to pitch in a +1.

It would be very useful to have answers to some of these for our public facing work. Such questions pop up naturally in conversations and the more granular we can be in our answers the better the reaction we get.


На пн, 17.05.2021 г. в 21:13 ч. Samuel Klein <meta.sj@gmail.com> написа:
Dear list, 

Risker posed an excellent question in the AffCom thread about
review and development of movement funding, which could use its own dedicated thread.  Riffing on the theme, here are a dozen questions for anyone who knows part of the answer -- particularly those who helped develop the 2019 recommendations on resource allocation , the 2020 approach to hubs and participatory resource allocation, and the grants strategy relaunch

We can move this discussion to meta if the thread becomes unwieldy
.  (: 

1. Current state of movement funding

 1a. Roughly what % of global fundraising is currently allocated to affiliates, or other entities + projects not run by the WMF?  (my poor guess)

 1b. Roughly how much regional fundraising goes directly to major affiliates?

 1c. Which affiliates with annual plan grants have been growing over time, and how is the expansion of existing budgets approved?  

 1d. Which affiliates have gotten their first APG in the past five years, and how has that developed over time? 

2. Current review process

 2a. How is funding by WMF of movement affiliates (general operations, and large specific projects) currently determined?  Does the Board engage with this?

 2b. Is the funding of affiliate work linked to goals of increasing equity across the world, and supporting underrepresented communities? If so, how / how is this visualized?

 2c. What other mechanisms for focusing and allocating resources are good examples to replicate? 

 2d. What other bilateral projects (such as joint projects, and grant  or microgrant programs), run by large affiliates and hubs other than the WMF, currently exist?  Which seem like examples to replicate?

3. Desired futures!
 3a. What movement bodies are expected to play any role in recommendations about funding (extending, withdrawing, denying funding) to new and existing affiliates, now that the FDC is inactive?

 3b. Is there a possibility of the FDC returning? How do past FDC members have about this? What was found to be good and bad about the FDC process?

 3c.  What elements of this is the global council expected to take up in its first year? What elements are hubs expected to take up, now and in the future?

 3d. What roles do we envision each of {WMF, hubs, affiliates, community members} to play in reviewing movement budgets/plans and the volume and focus of future funding [re]allocation?

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