Hello everyone,

Please see below the Wikimedia UK activity report for February. For those who prefer to see the report on wiki it can be found athttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February

We'd love to see more community involvement in this report so if you're involved in any chapter-related activities please do get involved. For example, you can find the draft of March's activity report athttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/March - do take the plunge and contribute.

Thanks, and have an enjoyable Easter,

Stevie


Below is the Wikimedia UKmonthly reportfor the period 1st to 28th February 2013. If you want to keep up with the chapter's activities as they happen, pleasesubscribe to our blog,join a UK mailing list, and/orfollow us on Twitter. If you have any questions or comments, please drop us a line onthis report's talk page.

Contents

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[edit]Program activities

[edit]Community

[edit]GLAM activities

[edit]Technology

[edit]Other activities

[edit]Microgrants

Information about microgrants that are currently running, and how to submit a microgrant application of your own, are atMicrogrants/Applications.

[edit]UK press coverage (and coverage of UK projects & activities)

[edit]Upcoming activities in March

February

For past events please seehere.


March

For events in March 2013 and onwards, please seeEvents.

[edit]Administrative activities

[edit]Finances

[edit]Board activities

[edit]News from the Chief Exec

For information on Jon's activities this month, seeNews from the Office.

[edit]Communications

Please see the above links to relevant press coverage received in February.

The most prominent communications activity in February related to the release of the Compass Review into Wikimedia UK's governance. This generated some press coverage (see above) and plenty of conversation. Much time was spent responding to questions and comments both on and off wiki.

One of the other main activities in February linked to communications was the delivery of the second round of media training. This session was attended by trustees, volunteers and some staff and looked at strategies and techniques related to crisis management and widespread news coverage.

Plans were finalised for the media event in early March attended by Jimmy Wales and guidance notes finalised. A series of short briefing papers was prepared for Trustees and staff related to potential hot topics.

If you're interested in getting more involved with our communications or have any questions or comments, please email Stevie Benton stevie.benton@wikimedia.org.uk

[edit]Fundraising and Membership

Fundraising

This month, we received 755 in one-off donations, with 14 individual donations. The average donation amount was 52.93 - 43% of these donors have had Gift Aid Declarations made and matched with their records. If anyone would like a full (but anonymised) csv file with more information, please get in touch with katherine.bavageatwikimedia.org.uk and let her know your requirements.

There were 5335 successful direct debits this month, bringing in a total of 21,371.24.

Membership

Up to 28th February 2013:

This adds up to 279 members who were eligible to vote at as of 28th February 2013.

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Stevie Benton
Communications Organiser
Wikimedia UK
+44 (0) 20 7065 0993 / +44 (0) 7803 505 173
@StevieBenton

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