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Subject: Please join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:01:43 +0100
From: Nicole Ebber <nicole.ebber@wikimedia.de>
To: Wikimedia-california@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-Cascadia@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-KH@lists.wikimedia.org, WikimediaIE@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-US-CO@lists.wikimedia.org, WikimediaCR@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-gh@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-lv@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-th@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-tr@lists.wikimedia.org
CC: Jaime Anstee <janstee@wikimedia.org>

Dear Wikimedians,

If you are a representative of an Affiliate, committee, or other
organized group in the Wikimedia Movement, please read this email
carefully and forward it to your peers.

I am writing you today in my role as the Movement Strategy Lead for
organized groups (Track A), and would like to encourage you to
actively participate in Wikimedia’s movement strategy process.
Together with you, we would like to find answers to the question “What
do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?”
https://2030.wikimedia.org is the universal start page to the strategy
portal on Meta.

=This is our time! ==
This is the time many of us have been waiting for for years. I would
love to see each and every one of you make your voice heard and take
the chance to shape the future of our movement together.

=Timeline and process ==
The timeline up to Wikimania 2017 is organized in 3 consecutive
discussion cycles that are designed to explore, cluster and sharpen
the strategic direction and define 3-5 focus areas for the movement.
After Wikimania, we will discuss the movement structure, roles, as
well as 3-5-year goals and starting in 2018, organizations will
incorporate the findings into their strategic and annual planning.

Today, we are kicking off cycle 1 which is running until 15 April.
Organized groups will find all relevant information on the Meta page
for Track A.[1]

=Get involved! ==
Last week I reached out to all Chairs and EDs of Affiliates as well as
to active members of other organized groups and committees. While I
have heard from many, I would like to remind everyone to appoint a
discussion coordinator for your group that will act as the linker to
the strategy process.[2][3][4]

As an organized Group, you can invite all your stakeholders to join
your conversation: Board and staff members, members, external partners
and allies as well as members of your communities. Track A is closely
connected to Track B (Individual Contributors)[5], as many organized
Groups have close bonds with their local or thematic communities. We
encourage Track A and Track B coordinators to sync on their plans.

Your conversations can happen on- and offline. To host a conversation,
please read the discussion guide[6] that provides material to prepare,
conduct and document each conversation in each format. Before you and
your peers enter the conversation, please make yourself familiar with
the briefing[7] which provides a high-level overview of what we know
about the future and about our movement today.

I also look forward to seeing many of you at the Wikimedia Conference
in Berlin where we will discuss our future, generate thematic
statements, identify keywords and create thematic clusters of our
ideas. The rough outline of the program will be adjusted in the coming

Let’s make this happen! Please reach out to me with any question or
feedback you might have.


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Track_A
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion_Coordinator_Role
[3] Sign-up to become a Discussion Coordinator here:
[4] Overview of organized groups’ discussions
[5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Track_B
[6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion_guide
[7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Process/Briefing
[8] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2017

Nicole Ebber
Adviser International Relations
Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups

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,
Steuernummer 27/029/42207.