Independence is just that. When you can get money when you focus on certain goals, you will when you do. When you want to go a different route, you may but that is your route and funding for it is your responsibility as well.

Given what a chapter is, I would expect that it has ample scope to explore its own territory and seek its own priorities. My question is, when a chapter moves outside of what WMF / FDC is funding, to what extend is it still and does it deserve to be the chapter of the WMF?

On 28 April 2014 08:51, Gautam John <gautam@akshara.org.in> wrote:
On 18 April 2014 12:03, Asaf Bartov <abartov@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> This is in response to WMIN not being granted the full amount it has
> requested via the Annual Plan Grants process[1].  Since funds are available
> relatively plentifully at the movement level, and since WMF is strategically
> interested in promoting the mission in India, I would argue a better (and
> easier!) solution would be to address the likely sources of misalignment
> between WMIN's expectations and thinking and those of WMF and the FDC[2].

In general, are Chapters expected to focus on what the goals of the
WMF and FDC are? Or are they free to chart their own course about
things that they believe are important to the geographies they serve?
And if they don't toe the WMF/FDC policy/strategy line then they don't
get money? How does this foster any sort of independence?

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