Greetings Program Leaders and Evaluators!

Important updates from the PE&D team:

== New blogpost on Community Dialogue ==

Read about the metrics discussion

We want to reach out to program leaders and evaluators in the movement and engage them in dialogue about metrics.  In our new entry in Wikimedia blog, we expand on the reasons that inspired the discussion around metrics and evaluation. Read and share the blog post: Defining Impact Together [1].

Join the conversation

We want to know if our team's building capacity is working for wikimedia program leaders all over the world. What resources are useful? What do you think is still weak? Do you need more help with some other aspect of program evaluation? Tell us! Join the conversation here:

== WikiConference USA ==

WikiConference USA [2] was held in New York City last week and attracted wikimedia volunteers, program leaders and professionals from aroung the United States who work on open education and culture inside and outside the movement. Grantmaking team members hosted sessions on evaluation, metrics, and IdeaLab. Check out the presentations Growing The Awesome In Your Programs [3] and Wikimetrics Overview [4] and the Wikimetrics Training Module [5] and visit the idea lab to see the new ideas generated [6] at the event!  Conference video documentation should be available soon, for now you can find many presentation slides on commons [7].

== Virtual Meet-up next week ==

Let’s talk about surveys: Join the next virtual meet-up on June 12 from 4-5 p.m. UTC

Tuesday, June 12 you can find us on a virtual meetup to review survey tools and resources. This will be an occasion for program leaders to share experiences in piloting survey strategies. The program evaluation and design team will be joined by Daria Cybulska (WMUK) and James Hare (WMDC), who will share their experiences piloting online surveys for program evaluation. Join the event [8]!

Would you like to present an evaluation strategy or results of programs you are implementing?  To offer suggestions or to present your project at a future virtual meet-up, message us directly at

As always, stay up-to-date by watching the news page [9] on our portal or reach out to us in the parlor [10].

On behalf of the Program Evaluation and Design team, thank you for your time and attention.


María Cruz

Community Coordinator, PE&D

Wikimedia Foundation


[1] New blogpost:

[2] WikiConference USA page on Meta:

[3] Growing The Awesome In Your Programs:

[4] Wikimetrics Overview:

[5] Wikimetrics Training Module:

[6] IdeaLab projects that seek participants:

[7] WikiConference USA 2014 in Commons:

[8] June 12 virtual meet up:

[9] Program Evaluation & Design News:

[10] Program Evaluation & Design Parlor: