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Sujet: [Foundation-l] ComProj needs your help - call for volunteers
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:28:16 +0100
De: Sean Whitton <sean (at) silentflame (dot) com>
Répondre à: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
The Communication Projects Group or ComProj was set up some months ago
to provide a venue for collaboration between Wikimedians who want to
help with communication work. We do all sorts of things: preparation
of PR material, reaching out to specific groups to get them involved
in our projects, and encouraging inter-project communication.
While the group was started up by Sandra Ordonez, the Wikimedia
Foundation's Communications Manager, it could in its present form have
been started up by any Wikimedian - Sandy is always there to offer
guidance but she has made it clear she is not in charge and wants the
group to run itself. We do that.
How we work is that communication projects are put forward on our
mailing list, and people can volunteer to take them on in groups or
individually. These can come from all members and, unsurprisingly,
Sandy and Cary Bass, Wikimedia's volunteer co-ordinator at the office.
We also have weekly IRC meetings to discuss our projects.
At the moment we are struggling for members due to August dragging
many people away. Projects are not getting done as fast as they should
be and we could really do with more members. So, if you have an
interest in communications, please drop by
All that we require is that you are willing to put a decent amount of
time into our projects, prioritising it amongst your other valuable
Please distribute this to individual project mailing lists that I may
not be subscribed to, as ComProj is not just for Wikipedia.
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Sujet: [Foundation-l] 2007 Fundraising planning begins: request for
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 09:02:39 -0400
De: Sue Gardner <sgardner(a)wikimedia.org>
Répondre à :: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
Pour :: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
As announced at Wikimania, the Foundation plans to launch our 2007
fundraiser this fall. Currently we’re targeting September 23 to
November 22, although those dates may change.
Our goal is to paint a compelling and accessible picture of the work
we do, and why it’s important. In doing that, we hope to persuade new
people to support us – those who don’t know much about us, but would
be sympathetic if they did.
Here are some areas where we anticipate needing your help:
- We need people to help collect compelling human stories that show
why the projects matter. We know we’re making a major impact on real
people’s lives, and we want to collect together some of those stories,
and make sure they get told. If you can help with this, please contact
Cary Bass at cbass(a)wikimedia.org, or put your stories here
Please note though we’re not necessarily looking for stories about how
the projects have changed *your* life; we want stories that
demonstrate all kinds of impact –e.g., on schools, language groups,
countries, communities of interest, etc.–, not just impact on
- We will need translation help. That will happen through the
translation committee – http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Translations.
- We will need lots of help designing and implementing the message.
That will happen through the WMF Communications Committee (AKA
- And we will need lots of people to help us plan and carry out the
plans as they're developed. If you can help us with that, please let
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