Please see this email from Kelsi Stine-Rowe regarding updates to the WMF Movement
strategy. There will be more to discuss in the new year.
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From: Kelsi Stine-Rowe <kstinerowe(a)wikimedia.org>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 11:59 AM
To: Kelsi Stine-Rowe <kstinerowe(a)wikimedia.org>
Subject: Movement strategy end of year update and next steps
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Dear Strategy Liaisons,
Hello and happy December! Nicole has shared some recent updates on wikimedia-l and
Wikimedia Space   that I wanted to bring to your attention. These are about the
progress in the movement strategy process as we approach the end of the year. Here below,
I also have some Strategy Liaison specific updates for you and your affiliate community.
tl;dr: We're preparing for a final round of community conversations around a
synthesized set of draft recommendations early next year. In the meantime,
recommendations’ writers and our team of contracted Strategy Liaisons have been hard at
work integrating your ideas and feedback into these recommendations. Thank you, for all of
The recommendations writers have been working to consolidate the 89 recommendations
produced by the working groups. They recently met in Berlin for an in-person session to
produce a synthesized recommendations document which will be shared for public comment
early next year.
As Strategy Liaisons, I will be reaching out to you to help engage your affiliate
communities in discussing this new synthesized version and helping the recommendation
writers as well as the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees understand how they will
affect your community and what final changes should be made before going forward. Your
input in helping us refine and advance key ideas will be invaluable, and we are looking
forward to engaging with you for a period of roughly six weeks, starting some time between
January and February (more information to come).
What Can I Do Until Then?
In the meantime, you can help the movement strategy process by reaching out to your
affiliate communities, sharing with them this process update, and brainstorming how you
would like to meet and discuss the final draft recommendations when they are released next
year. We hope that you will also help share the news about our upcoming community
conversations, and convey our deep appreciation for the hard work, thoughtful responses,
and creative ideas that have been have shared so far, whether through your strategy
salons, joining us at global and regional events, joining online conversations, or sending
in notes from affiliate discussions. We couldn't do this without you, and hope that
you will enjoy seeing your input reflected in the next draft and final recommendations.
On a final note, please also take a look at the Wikimedia Space discussions  hosted by
our community-based team of contracted Strategy Liaisons. Rupika (Hindi), Anass (Arabic),
Diane (French), Lucas (Portuguese), and Francesc (Spanish) have produced compelling blog
pieces - in multiple languages - about their role as Strategy Liaisons what they've
learned, and (coming soon) summaries of input from each language community. We welcome you
to read and share their work, as well as to comment and ask questions as a way to deepen
That's it for now, and we wish you an enjoyable remainder of 2019! You can expect to
hear from me again with more information about next steps in early 2020.
Community Relations Specialist, Movement Strategy
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