It just reminds me of CafePress. I agree it's a good idea, BTW.
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寄件者： "Jay Walsh" <jwalsh(a)wikimedia.org>
日期： 周六, 9 月 11 日, 2010 年 3:32 上午
主旨： [WikiX-l] Wikipedia Loves Threadless 10-year t-shirt challenge
A great way to centralize the creation of designs - for sure.
I'll do a bit of research with a few contacts I have at threadless as well. They might be able to open things up a bit for something this significant.
On Sep 10, 2010, at 12:09 PM, Casey Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 3:26 AM, Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org> wrote:
>> Definitely, do it! I would like to suggest that we ask for a design that can
>> also be (semi-)applied or intra/extrapolated to other swag such as mugs etc.
>> to fit the needs in each country.
> Indeed, and it would also be important to mention licensing requirements.
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We have more or less 4 months to the "dead-line", big part of this time is
going to be spent by most of us to the fundraising..
The amount of ideas, projects and information that been share here - was
very little.. We still don't have ideas from chapters or the foundation..
and no information about grants and global plans.
I'm starting to get worried.. 4 months is nothing - to plan, make a
connection, build budget, get sponsors and ext'...
The 10th Wikipedia anniversary can be a huge celebration week\month, and can
be only one day press release celebration. We have the opportunity to gain
more publicity, arrange public events and bring Wikipedia to the front.
let's don't miss it.
If anyone have practical ideas - please share them soon!
As the movie got a relatively negative reaction at Wikimania, I'm not sure
it's the best one to show...
On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Catrin Schoneville <
> Hi there,
> I tried to get in touch with the film productions of 'truth in numbers'
> (kriz bell)- but they did not answered my emails. I wonder if we could get
> the movie for presentations, events etc. - we even think about a translation
> of the movie cause we would love to show it i.e. our donors. Planning a
> 'charity event' is on our list for 2011.
> @Jay or Sue what do you think about the chance to get movie or even raw
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> wikix-l-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org] Im Auftrag von Itzik Edri
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 29. August 2010 23:25
> An: wikix-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> Betreff: Re: [WikiX-l] Wikipedia 10th or Wikipedia 11th anniversary?
> Hey Sue,
> Of course the celebrations can (and should) continue over the next year -
> specially till next Wikimania..
> But i'm still imagine it, Jan 15, website that show activities around the
> world, events, meetups, projects.. Global projects and local projects..
> To have board member for a meet-up is nice, but not too special or can
> bring "new people"...
> We tried to speak with universities to have some "Wikipedia day" on the
> university, but the problem it's winter break for most of the students, so
> most of them busy with tests and don't visiting the campuses daily...
> I started to play with crazy idea, that i have since our 100K article
> celeberation.. to host huge party on one of the big nightclub here, to a
> free Wikipedia party for editors and students.. but I'm still trying to
> build the idea and the budget, and then look if anyone can sponsor it..
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:14 AM, Sue Gardner <sgardner(a)wikimedia.org>
> Hey Itzik (and everyone),
> I have a notion. There's no reason we can't have months, or a full
> year, of celebrations. But I also think it'd be great to have
> celebrations around the world on January 15, and I was thinking it
> might be interesting to have a couple of board members + staff
> to go out and be present at some of those. For example, I think
> is thinking about spending January 15 in Bangalore, with the chapter
> So I'm curious to know: who is planning celebrations in their
> and might want to have a board member or staff member come and
> celebrate with them? Or, who might be willing to organize something?
> I say this in part because there will likely be a January 15
> celebration in San Francisco. But there's no reason it should be the
> primary event. So if others are planning celebrations, or are
> to plan them, the Wikimedia Foundation would be willing to help --
> providing guest speakers, swag/outreach materials, or whatever else
> would be useful.
> On 29/08/2010, Itzik Edri <itzik(a)infra.co.il> wrote:
> > Hey,
> > We have more or less 4 months to the "dead-line", big part of this
> time is
> > going to be spent by most of us to the fundraising..
> > The amount of ideas, projects and information that been share here
> - was
> > very little.. We still don't have ideas from chapters or the
> > and no information about grants and global plans.
> > I'm starting to get worried.. 4 months is nothing - to plan, make
> > connection, build budget, get sponsors and ext'...
> > The 10th Wikipedia anniversary can be a huge celebration
> week\month, and can
> > be only one day press release celebration. We have the opportunity
> to gain
> > more publicity, arrange public events and bring Wikipedia to the
> > let's don't miss it.
> > If anyone have practical ideas - please share them soon!
> > Thanks,
> > Itzik.
> Sue Gardner
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I wanted to provide a quick updated on the Foundation's perspective and planning/support about the (quickly) upcoming 10th Anniversary of Wikipedia, which kicks off on January 15, 2011.
Some of you have probably been wondering what's in store, and how the Foundation sees its role shaping up. Generally speaking we see ourselves involved in four different areas: grants to support global celebrations/activities, global media planning, and branded merchandise distribution. The planning around these initiatives is underway right now, and we'll have more detail to share as things shape up over the next week or two. But here are some notes to get your engines started and to prompt you to send along links/data that we might need to consider.
* Grants to support local celebrations
The Foundation has a special budget this year to supply moderate-sized grants, $1,000 to $3,000 USD to chapters or other recognized/established volunteer groups plan and support activities related to the 10 year celebration. The budget is sufficient to provide grants to all of our chapters, so it's not really necessary to worry about whether there's enough for everyone. We hope to see the proposals shared in a single space where everyone can benefit from others plans and ideas, and ultimately create a site where the public can pin-point activities in their area.
We'll share more details on this, including a process for submitting public proposals shortly, but till then:
* supported activities don't have to land on the 15th, they could be one or more events on or after the anniversary - or even a series of events through the anniversary year
* events could be out-right celebrations, or they could be conferences or other public events
* events should involve local mission supporters in your region: creative commons or other free culture groups, perhaps - and any partner who can help the celebration by hosting or providing in-kind sponsorship etc.
* the focus is on supporting events that are open to the public, free, somehow oriented around the 10th anniversary
* guidelines will be quite open (your organization will be free to spend the funds as you wish), but you should be prepared to describe your plans
* We'll also share some draft planning/proposal formats soon so you can see exactly what information we'd like.
* The deadlines will be flexible, but right now we're looking at disbursing grants at the end of Sept and the end of October.
* Global media planning
Obviously the occasion of the 10th anniversary, alongside the Foundation's highly visible annual campaign, is a unique opportunity to drive a big, global media story. We want to help all the national chapters and related organizations plug into a unified media and public relations campaign that promotes a unified message. We also need to consider how to take advantage of public interest in the 10th anniversary and leveraging similar interest in our fundraising efforts - both are special things, and we know the chapters especially see this as a critical way to drive awareness for raising funds.
Some of the ideas we're looking at within the media planning:
** a call to the public/big organizations to celebrate the milestone in their own way (perhaps local libraries, municipalities, community centers, or other businesses - including on-line operations)
** Building a compelling message that focusses on Wikipedia as a community project - driven by passionate volunteers since its inception, etc
** using pre-existing and new social media channels, such as the recently created Wikipedia 10th facebook page etc.
** Offering reporters access to global Wikipedians to hear stories from around the world
** Building and translating a supply of media materials: a 10 year history timeline, snapshots of Wikipedia in 2001, sharing video etc.
* Branded 10th Anniversary merchandise
The Foundation will be commissioning the production of a few promotional products to celebrate this great occasion - likely t-shirts and other lower-cost (but quality) items. It's our intention to share a significant supply (perhaps 200-300 of each item) to all of the chapters and organizations who support the celebrations. The items would have a unique look and feel - or a 10th anniversary-style branding. We could also invite any users or other groups to share their branding ideas, and of course encourage everyone to localize and own the style in their region.
** We'll have more to share about this soon - the Foundation sharing product doesn't mean that grants cannot be used for producing product locally, but we're hoping this will let volunteers focus on putting the money to good use.
I hope to have more info about the grants process to share in the next few days or early next week so interested organizations can post and share their proposals and think about how to use the funds.
I welcome discussion on any of the relevant lists (as soon as we have more firm details I'll share through Foundation-l, blog etc) but please be aware a list has been created just for the occasion: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikix-l
I would encourage anyone planning to organize a formal event in their area to subscribe and join the discussion there.
Thanks in advance - looking forward to kicking off the planning for this once-in-projects-history event!
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