The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to present our mid-year check-in for
the 2016- 2017 Annual Plan:*https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10203717
This check-in, which was published on Meta-Wiki and presented to the Funds
Dissemination Committee (FDC) late last month, is a part of our engagement
in the FDC review process. Since its publication, we have been busy working
on the Foundation's next annual plan, but I wanted to make sure you were
all aware of the publication of the Mid-Year Check in Report.
Thank you to the FDC and others in the community for your feedback and
assistance with our annual plan process. I want to give a special thank you
to the members of the Foundation's Finance and Administration department
that have worked both on this check-in and the changes to our systems,
which have supported the level of detail we were able to provide. I would
also like to extend my appreciation to the Communications and Community
Engagement departments for their ongoing support and assistance with this
yearly process; as well as to each of the departments/teams that so
thoughtfully considered and outlined their plans for 2017-18.
We will continue to take feedback from the community and FDC on the annual
plan process, including reports like this one, and work towards making our
future efforts even better.
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Since early 2015, the Wikimedia Foundation has been evaluating efforts
and engaging in discussions related to the environmental impact of the
movement, and specifically the Foundation. During that time, we
supported improvements to our on-wiki documentation, talked with
members of the community, and began reviewing internal processes.
The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to finding ways to reduce the
impact of our activities on the environment. We aim to always act as
responsibly and sustainably as possible, including favoring renewable
energy where it is available for our operations.
To help clarify and solidify our intentions in this important matter,
the Board of Trustees has passed an environmental impact
resolution. This resolution commits the Wikimedia Foundation to:
1. Seek out information about our overall impact on the environment
and then work to minimize it;
2. Consider sustainability as an important part of decisions around
servers, operations, travel, offices, and other procurement;
3. Use green energy where it is available and a prudent use of resources; and
4. Starting in 2018, include an environmental impact statement in our
We appreciate the input of the nearly 200 Wikimedians that have
already spoken to this in on Meta-Wiki, and hope that you will join
future efforts to minimize any negative impacts on the environment.
María and Christophe
María Sefidari, Board Vice Chair, Wikimedia Foundation
Christophe Henner, Board Chair, Wikimedia Foundation
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes.
*Update/change to Movement update:* Please note we are changing the
Movement update section of the meeting to include the main highlight of
each community story, activity, or project mentioned. We are sharing
metrics and more details for each story in the appendix of the metrics
presentation deck (which will be uploaded on the meta page after the
meeting) and below in the body of this email.
On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Lena Traer <ltraer(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take
> place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC
> channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will be
> broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
> The theme of the March meeting is: “Wikimedia for the world” –
> understanding how we can better serve and include people around the world
> in the Wikimedia movement.
> Meeting agenda:
> * Welcomes, theme introduction
> * Movement update
> * Wiki Women's History on social media
> * Wiki Indaba update
> * Movement strategy update
> * Questions and discussion
> * Wikilove
> Please review
> for further information about the meeting and how to participate.
> We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
> Thank you,
*March 23, 2017 metrics meeting -- Movement update Appendix*
Wiki Loves Africa 2016
*Multimedia contest to capture the rich African heritage through dance,
music and movement.
*3rd issue of the contest in a row.
*10 participating countries, almost 8,000 media uploaded through the
*International winners are still to be announced.
*An editing challenge with focus on Spain’s 8 spoken languages: Aragonese,
Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Extremaduran, Galician, Occitan and Spanish.
*22 participants, 278 articles edited
*More information: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Intercultur
The women you have never met
*A global writing contest with a focus on women’s biographies.
*March 4 - April 9, 2017
*18 participating countries so far, from 7 different regions in the world.
You can join as organizer, too!
> Lena Traer
> Project Assistant // Communications // Advancement
> Wikimedia Foundation
The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take
place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC
channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will be
broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
The theme of the March meeting is: “Wikimedia for the world” –
understanding how we can better serve and include people around the world
in the Wikimedia movement.
* Welcomes, theme introduction
* Movement update
* Wiki Women's History on social media
* Wiki Indaba update
* Movement strategy update
* Questions and discussion
for further information about the meeting and how to participate.
We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
Project Assistant // Communications // Advancement
Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this list as well.
Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:
Update 7 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (16 February 2017)
- Development of documentation for Tracks A & B
Update 8 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (24 February 2017)
- Introduction of Track Leads for all four audience tracks
Update 9 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 March 2017)
- Seeking feedback on documents being used to help facilitate upcoming community discussions
Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10153505
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.
A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
List moderators may request that their mailing list not receive future updates by contacting Gregory Varnum (gvarnum(a)wikimedia.org).