I'm delighted to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation's Annual Plan for
FY18-19 is now on Meta.
This year, we have organized our efforts around three goals that focus on
making critical improvements to our systems and structures to ensure that
we’re better positioned for our coming work against the strategic
direction. The Foundation’s goals for this year should not only move us
closer to knowledge equity and service, but will prepare us to execute
against the 3- to 5-year strategic plan which we intend to develop this
year in order to guide the Foundation’s work into the future.
As you’ll see, we’ve made some changes to the structure of this year’s
annual plan. This year’s plan is organized around three goals for the
Foundation’s work in the year to come. By restructuring the Annual Plan, we
have written a plan for the whole Foundation, rather than an aggregation
of plans from all of our departments and teams. In this sense, we’re
seeking to become a better-integrated institution, rather than a collection
of teams and departments with disparate goals.
We’ve also reduced the overall length of the published Annual Plan. We
wanted to make sure that the focus and goals of our work don’t get lost in
the details. Of course, we know that many community members enjoy reading
the particulars of our planned work, so you can still access the details of
departmental programs through links to their descriptions on Meta or
MediaWiki.org. These links will provide interested readers with detailed
departmental programs, which describe the specific and detailed program
goals, impact and outcomes. This change does not sacrifice the depth and
rigor of our planning process, but rather, it is meant to keep the Annual
Plan lean and focused while allowing interested readers to dive deep into
Finally, we’ve expanded the planning framework we instituted last year for
cross-departmental programs to all of our programs across the Foundation.
This allows us to clearly link a program’s resources to outcomes and
measures. As such, we’ve presented the Annual Plan budget in terms of our
investments in the three defined goals rather than in terms of our internal
Thank you all for your support over the past year. I'm really looking
forward to your feedback on this year's proposed plan during the open
comment period -- a reminder it runs through May 15th.
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The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take
place on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC
channel is #wikimedia-office on https://webchat.freenode.net, and the
meeting will be broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
During the March 2018 meeting, we will hear more about the Wikimedia world
* Welcome and introduction to theme
* Movement update
* Wikivoyage: 5 years with Wikimedia
* Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons update
* Visual Editor update
* Questions and discussion
Please review the meeting's Meta-Wiki page for further information about
the meeting and how to participate:
We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
Project Coordinator // Communications // Advancement
The agenda for the next Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees meeting on
March 27, 2018 is now available on Meta-Wiki:
Charles M. Roslof
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We are excited to share a report on our main learnings from the last three
years of organizing the Wikimedia Conference. From 2015 to 2017 we have
focused on improving the conference from year to year, each time learning
from the experiences and feedback from the preceding years.
The report reflects on our learnings regarding logistics, program design,
and the general purpose of the conference. The conclusion of the report
leads to some central questions that we together need to create clarity
around to make the most of the Wikimedia Conference in the future: Who is
the target audience of the Wikimedia Conference? How can we strengthen
capacity building within the Movement and build stronger links between all
Wikimedia events? How can the Wikimedia Conference continue to be a useful
space for conversations about the future direction of the Wikimedia
You can find the report here:
Also, we have a layouted version as a pdf
We look forward to seeing many of you at this year’s WMCON, where the
future concept and scope of the conference also will be part of the program.
Cornelius, Nicole and Daniela
Program and Engagement Coordinator (PEC)
for the Wikimedia Conference
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207
The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to present our Annual Plan Mid-Year
report for 2017-18
published on Meta-Wiki.
We would like to extend our appreciation to all of our teams for their hard
work through the first half of this fiscal year. Also, thank you to the
staff, FDC, and community members for your feedback and support as we
continue to improve our planning and reporting practices.
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