Community Insights/2016-17 Report/Audience 2/Goal3

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Community Engagement Insights 2016-17 Report

Across audiences Editors Affiliates Program Leaders Developers
Goal 1 - "Improving new editor engagement" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 2 - "Improving community health" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 3 - "Improving collaboration and communications between the Foundation and communities"


Question 207 (CS01)Edit

Which of the following activities have you done at least once in the last 12 months? Select all that apply.

Participants could select more than one option

0% did not select an option [?]


1 – Make contributions or curate content on any Wikimedia project (e.g. editing) (97%)
2 – Attend offline Wikimedia events (e.g. editathons, conferences, hackathon) (14%)
3 – Participate in online Wikimedia events (e.g. a remote conference or meet-up) (6%)
4 – Support Mediawiki or Wikimedia software development (e.g. report a bug, test a product, have technical discussions, write software code, build tools) (10%)
5 – Organize community programs or events (e.g. editathons, GLAM, conferences, education program) (7%)
6 – Participate in a Wikimedia affiliate (e.g. Wikimedia chapter, thematic organization, user group) (13%)
7 – Conduct research related to Wikimedia (e.g. worked on a project on meta:research) (4%)
8 – Apply for any Wikimedia Foundation grant (e.g. Annual Plan Grants, Project and Event Grants, Rapid Grants, Project grants, Travel and Participation Support Grant) (4%)
Almost all survey participants (97%) participated in editing online


Question 208 (CE19)Edit

The following is a list of topics related to the Wikimedia movement. You may see more questions about these topics later in the survey.

Which of the following are you currently working on or have a strong interest in? Select all that apply.

Participants could select more than one option

2% did not select an option [?]


1 – Advocating to change laws that influence the Wikimedia movement (18%)
2 – Wikimedia movement fundraising efforts (8%)
3 – Partnerships with governments, universities, companies or other organizations (25%)
4 – Technical contributions, including everything from giving feedback, testing, and writing code (23%)
5 – None of the above (53%)
From the survey participants, 25% reported being strongly interested in partnerships, 23% in technical contributions, 18% in Wikimedia policy, 8% in movement fundraising, and 53% reported not being strongly interested in any of these topics.


Question 209 (TR01)Edit

Which of the following annual Wikimedia events that were supported by the Wikimedia Foundation have you attended in the last 3 years? (select all that apply)

Participants could select more than one option

38% did not select an option [?]


1 – Wikimania (in Esino Lario, Mexico City, or London) (4%)
2 – Wikimedia Hackathon (in Jerusalem, Lyon, or Zürich) (1%)
3 – Wikimedia Conference (in Berlin) (1%)
4 – Don't know/Not sure (57%)
6% of respondents reported attending any of the major events in the last 3 years, while 53% reported that they are not sure or don't know these events. This may be due to an error in question design; a response option should have been included that said "None of the above".


Question 210 (SS19)Edit

Have you collaborated or engaged with any staff from the Wikimedia Foundation in the last 12 months, in any way (online, in-person, etc.)?


Median = 0

15% selected "Not sure" [?]


1 – No (77%)
2 – Yes (23%)
23% of sampled editors who participated in the survey have collaborated or engaged with any staff from the Wikimedia Foundation in the last 12 months, in any way (online, in-person, etc.).


Question 211 (CE17)Edit

How familiar are you with the organizations associated with Wikimedia or Wikipedia?


Mean = 2.41

1 – Not at all (24%)
2 – Slightly (32%)
3 – Moderately (26%)
4 – Mostly (14%)
5 – Completely (4%)
18% of sampled editors who participated in the survey were mostly or completed familiar with organizations associated with Wikimedia or Wikipedia.


Question 213 (SS14)Edit

Before taking this survey, had you ever heard of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)?


Median = 1

8% selected "Not sure" [?]


1 – No (13%)
2 – Yes (87%)
87% of sampled editors who participated in the survey reported having heard of the Wikimedia Foundation before this survey.

Question listEdit

Goal 4 - "Improving collaboration and communications around software development" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 5 - "Improving collaboration with affiliates related to partnerships" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 6 - "Improving software for contributors" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 7 - "Increasing software awareness and use" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 8 - "Growing the Wikimedia technical community" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 9 - "Improving information sharing for program leaders and affiliates" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 10 - "Developing the capacity of affiliates" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 11 - "Developing the capacity of program leaders" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 12 - "Improving access to research materials by contributors" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 13 - "Improving understanding of movement fundraising and fundraising needs" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 14 - "Increasing awareness of GLAM and Libraries" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 15 - "Increasing knowledge and capacity related to policy issues" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg