Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015 round2/Wikimedia Norge/Progress report form

Purpose of the report


This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their progress after completing the first 6 months of their grants. The time period covered in this form will be the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing global metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.

Global metrics overview - all programs


We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Global Metrics. We understand not all Global Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.
Metrics collected from Program Gender gap, Program Glam and Weekly editing contests.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 46 Participants Weekly Editing Contests
2. # of new editors 60 Individuals involved Program Gender Gap
3. # of individuals involved 156 Individuals involved offline Program GLAM: 30

Individuals involved offline Program Gender Gap: 100

Individuals involved online Weekly Editing Contests: 46

4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 16102 Program GLAM, images counted: Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 Norway, mass upload by Norwegian and Finnish community members done at #Hack4No of maps from Kartverket, Norwegian mapping authority, mass upload by The National Library of Norway and concert images (a, b) uploaded by a community member when WMNO have applied for press accreditation.
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 1294 articles added Program Gender Gap: 41

Weekly editing contests: 1253

6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 5 154 308 bytes added Absolute value of bytes added to by the Weekly Editing Contests: 4 758 575

Absolute value of bytes added by the Program Gender Gap: 395 733 / number of edits 969

7. Number of events 12 events Program GLAM: 3 events at The Nobel Peace Center, The National Archives + The Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Nordlandsmuseet)

Program Gender Gap: 7 events at university libraries + 1 event in the city of Trondheim with Girl Geek. See Storify for for more details

Community wiki meetups: 1 wiki meetup organized by community members and Wikipedia 15 years celebration organized by the WMNO board

See this calendar for a list of all 2015 events (facebookevents)

Metrics: Editors and Edits Nynorsk, Bokmål and Nordsamisk Wikipedia


Stats by Erik Zachte, processing by John Erling Blad.

See discussion on no.wp village pump of these editors and edits metrics. Some of the comments are on editors shiftting from editing Wikipedia to instead doing more work on Wikidata and Commons.

The number of wikipedians and edits per capita in Norway is still high (77+7 per million speakers), only comparable to countries like Estonia (88), and Iceland (56). Israel (126) is well above us, but we are far above that of the large language communities like English (20), French (20) and German (38). Every month, there are 1500-1700 editors making changes to the Wikipedia in Norway, with 10-15 % of these wikipedians at the Nynorsk version and the rest at Bokmål. As of this writing (6. Feb. 2016) there are 1697 active users at Norwegian Bokmål, up from 1630 active users at last report (28. Sept. 2015), 227 at Norwegian Nynorsk (up from 176), and 23 at the Sami Wikipedia which has virtually no edits anymore (up from 18). Some of the deviation from previous numbers can be season variations.

In 2015 the Wikipedia versions in Norway had a continued drop for new users, a stagnation in the drop for less active users, and a slight increase for the important core cohort with more than 100 edits. In December 2015 there were 360 contributors with more than 5 edits at Norwegian Bokmål [1] and 33 contributors with the same amount of contributions at Norwegian Nynorsk [2]. One year earlier the same numbers were 348 and 34, that is we have slightly better situation now. Two years earlier the numbers were 409 and 39, that is slightly better than today. The continuous fall from previous years has at least slowed down for the core cohort, and it has perhaps turned into a small increase.

The provided graphs shows that the drop for contributors with more than 100 edits for Norwegian Bokmål is about to gain a small growth, yet it is still too early to say anything with confidence. We would need statistics for a couple of years to say something with real confidence.

One possible explanation could be that a drive to add sources to the articles have triggered some interest from previous contributors, and that we now observe this additional activity. The bot adding the template about missing sources triggered emails sent to the contributors, and the previous contributors were then adding edits which we now observe. This is similar to the attempts by user Netrom to trigger contributions with the SuggestBot (AnbefalingsBot at nowiki).

New users with edits drops more than the contributors with more than 5 edits, and this indicates that we are hit by some external effect. We guess that it might be an increased amount of contributions on social media like Facebook. That use a considerable amount of peoples spare time, creating a ripple effect into Wikipedia.

If we reads the graphs a bit speculative it seems like the cohort with 5 edits or more is about to flatten the same way the graph for cohort with 100 edits or more did. That cohort has an influx of contributors from the new ones, and as long as that falls the cohort with 5 edits will probably be low, and the fall does not slow down at the moment.

Other interesting numbers are the amount of editing at Wikidata that impacts the Norwegian Wikipedias. Over 5000 edits impacting the article subjects as of this writing,[3] 2335 edits (46.7%) at Bokmål and 4359 edits (87.2%) at Nynorsk emerged from Wikidata. Unfortunately we are not able to utilize all edits on Wikidata, as the number of proficient programmers in the Norwegian community is to low. In comparison the number of categorizations at the Bokmål Wikipedia is 932 edits (35.0%) of the changes emerging on the wiki itself. The same number on Nynorsk Wikipedia is 303 edits (47.3%) of the changes emerging on the wiki itself. Categorization is somewhat similar to the edits on Wikidata, and can be viewd as an indication of how much impact Wikidata should have given that there were no other users editing Wikidata then the community from the respective Wikipedias.

We don't know what the expected number should be, but at least at Nynorsk Wikipedia the impact from Wikidata is very large. That is probably to be expected as the international community is comparably much bigger as seen from nnwiki than nowiki. As a corollary to this it could be said that it is even more important for small wikis to have templates and modules to reuse data from Wikidata.

2003-2015: Edits on Nynorsk, Bokmål and Nordsamisk Wikipedia The following graphs shows the statistics, but processed and visualized to clarify the trends. The blue lines shows the numbers "as is" from from the stats. The red line shows the 12 month moving average, taken from the previous 12 months. The yellow line shows a 12 month difference over the 12 month moving average. Because we use a moving average taken from the previous 12 months, the effects seems to be delayed and smoothed. This is as expected, and can be interpreted as an increased confidence in the numbers.

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia the smaller of the two Norwegian projects. Important thing to note is the drop for contributors with more than 100 edits that starts in the spring 2013. We think this can be attributed to Wikidata, and the IW-bots stopping maintenance of the IW-links.

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia the larger of the two Norwegian projects. An important thing to note is that the drop seems to have stopped for users with more than 100 edits, and the cohort is again increasing in size. The strong peaks at the number of monthly edits are cleanups done by a bot.

Northern Sami Wikipedia which is the smallest project within our area. As seen from the daily contributions the edits have died away the last two years. It is not obvious how this project can be revitalized.

Notes and references

  1. Wikipedia Statistics Norwegian
  2. Wikipedia Statistics Nynorsk
  3. Numbers extracted from "Recent changes" slightly before 11th February 2016 12:23 (UTC)

Telling your program stories - all programs


Please tell the story of each of your programs included in your proposal. This is your chance to tell your story by using any additional metrics (beyond global metrics) that are relevant to your context, beyond the global metrics above. You should be reporting against the targets you set at the beginning of the year throughout the year. We have provided a template here below for you to report against your targets, but you are welcome to include this information in another way. Also, if you decided not to do a program that was included in your proposal or added a program not in the proposal, please explain this change. More resources for storytelling are at the end of this form. Here are some ways to tell your story.

  • We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
  • Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
  • We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
  • We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
  • You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.


2015-2016 Borad member Tove Eivindsen from Trondheim visiting Wikimedia Armenia

WMNO´s 2014-2015 strategy had 4 main goals:

  • Qualitatively improved Wikipedia
  • Access to free knowledge
  • Professionalize WMNO
  • Transparent and inclusive

These main strategic goals were followed up in the programs for 2014-2015, and developed further through the programs in the FDC-application for the period 2015-2016.

The main strategic take from the 2014-2015 strategy, was that WMNO extracted three main objectives from the main goal of Qualitatively improved Wikipedia, and developed these through three externally directed programs: Glam, Gender Gap, and Academic Wikipedia. The program Academic Wikipedia we will fully start in Q3. Due to the work on governance issues in Q1 and Q2, as reported in our Impact report 2015, we have done less work on Program Glam then planned. These changes were discussed with the WMF representative Garfield Byrd at his onsite visit at WMNO´s office in September 2015.

WMNO´strategy 2016 - 2020


Wikimedia Norge developed a new strategy for the period 2016 - 2020 in 2015. The WMNO´strategy 2016 - 2020 was approved by the Board of Wikimedia Norway January 27, 2016.


Wikimedia Norway will be a visible advocate for knowledge sharing and open access to information. Wikimedia Norway will be the leading Norwegian organization for people who support Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia.


Wikimedia Norway will:

  • Increase the quality of content in Wikipedia versions, with particular emphasis on the Norwegian and Northern Sami versions.
  • Increase the diversity of Wikipedia contributors
  • Increase access of free information from government and civil society
  • Support the activities of the voluntary environment working for free information and sharing knowledge


Increase the quality of content in Wikipedia versions, with particular emphasis on the Norwegian and Northern Sami versions.


  • Collaborating with institutions and organizations that can contribute to improving quality
  • Creating meeting places between partners and the volunteers for giving the voluntary environment access to good resources
  • Providing practical and financial support to members and other contributors for initiatives improving the quality
  • Collaborating with Wikimedia in other countries

Increase the diversity of Wikipedia contributors


  • Offering courses and creating meeting places for groups with low representation
  • Cooperating with institutions and organizations that can assist in areas with low representation
  • Searching for new and supporting female contributors.

Increase the contribution of free information from government and civil society


  • Encouraging government and institutions to share information and archive material under a free license.
  • Being a support to governmental institutions and environment that will share knowledge and archival material.
  • Being a clear voice in public debates about knowledge sharing.
  • Informing about the various Wikimedia projects.

Support the activities of the voluntary environment working for free information and sharing knowledge


  • Being a facilitator and initiator of cooperation in the voluntary environment
  • Providing practical and financial support to the initiative of members and other contributors
  • Collaborating with councils, committees and private operators to reach new contributors
  • Enlisting more members to get a more impact voice addressing the government, academic and press.
  • Arranging themed competitions



In Wikimedia Norge´s first years with staff (2014) we organized a lot of small events for new editors. We learned that very few that attended these events would continue editing Wikipedia. The outcome though was that we could build a network among Glam institutions. The last year we have concentrated on fewer partners and fewer projects, as we were advised by WMF staff and other Wikimedia staff members. The discussion on how we best can use WMNO staff hours is ongoing among staff and board and staff. This last half year we have shifted much of our work from being offline, hosting events, to being online (by supporting online editing contests, using project pages, new designed homepage where we list how we can support community member´s work and social media to communicate with the community, partners and publicc), to better the ways to include our community and save staff´s working hours. We have concentrated on joining already established projects or initiativs (like The Wikipedia Library, offering community members Wiki Scholarships from WMNO, and the upcoming project´s like Europeana 280 and WMSE´s Connected Open Heritage project]) and events held were entirely paid for by Norwegian funding, and also Norwegian funding could be used to cover some salary costs.

Due to staff resources we have not found the time to help a museum with a mass uploading of images. We are working on ways to get funding for a Glam technician, but so far no luck. The current staff members at WMNO were not part of the wiki community with wiki skills before starting working at WMNO and there is a clearly need for a community liaison who can better include the community in our partnerships, who has set office hours where he or she can be reached and technical skills.

Wiki workshop for active editors

Community members have taken the initiativ to organize wikipedia workshops for active editors every second month. WMNO and The National Library started organizing this spring 2015, but with organizational changes at The National Library it was difficult to continue this fall. It´s great that community members took initiative and WMNO support this by covering the costs (rent cost and food). Each workshop is dedicated to different topics, VE, Wikidata etc. The workshops are announced and discussed on the village pump. This blog post was written by one of the participants after the first workshop in November.

How is WMNO staff resources spend 2015-2016?

Wikimedia Norge intern Melinda Leung and community member at WMNO´s office working on our redesigned homepage

Q1 and Q2 WMNO staff worked on:

  • Jorid Martinsen 0,3 FTE, worked on Program Gender Gap, 2 months salary covered by Norwegian funding
  • Åsa Paasche Gulbrandsen 0,1 FTE, worked on Program Gender Gap, paid for entirely by Norwegian funding
  • Astrid Carlsen 1 FTP, worked 60 % with administrative task and 40 % on Program Glam
  • Intern Melinda Leung worked here September 2015, redesigned the and created a WMNO Instagram account

Q3 and Q4 WMNO staff will work on:

  • Jorid Martinsen 0,3 FTE, work on Program Academia and Wikipedia, collaboration with The Research Counsil in Norway, and Program Gender Gap
  • Åsa Paasche Gulbrandsen 0,1 FTE, work on Program Gender Gap. Hosting monthly wiki meet ups for women
  • Astrid Carlsen 1 FTP, work 50 % with administrative tasks and 50 % on Program Glam
  • Exchange student Pablo Iván De Csanady McGreary at Oslo and Akershus University College, taking the bachelor subject Library Practice for Exchange students (15 ETC), will spend 2 months as an intern working at WMNO on a Wikimedia Commons project
  • Master student at The University of Oslo, Elisabeth Mong-Nybo, will in 2016 write her master on gender and language use on Wikipedia, see this page

None of the interns are paid by WMNO.

Program Glam


Main goals for the 2015-2016 GLAM Program

  • to increase efforts on institutions sharing cultural data and media / image resources too Wikipedia and Commons.
  • to clearly increase the online and offline interaction between GLAM institutions /volunteers and staff.
  • to get a Wikipedia Library up and running in September, 2015, and give local wikipedians access to more online resources.
  • to get at least one more Wikipedian-in-Residence, and assist at least 4 institutions uploading at least 15,000 images to Commons.
  • to continue the positive cascading of Wikipedia awareness and training and media donations outside the national (Oslo) core.


Winner of WLM 2015

A new contest page was set up for Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 by a community member and our partner at The Directorate for Cultural Heritage. In addition community members helped prepare the list of monuments and categorizing images on Commons. The jury consisted of people from Preus Museum, the National Museum for Photography, the Directorate of Cultural Heritage and a WMNo board member. See blog post written by a community member. The contest was promoted by The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, The Preus Museum, The Norwegian Institute of Local history (NLI) and kulturminnesø See our blog for the winning images.

Article October 2015 on collaboration between libraries and the Wikimedia-projects.

National Library´s mass upload of in total 28 327 images has a distinct image use of 2158, 7.64 %, of all images of category.

The National Librarys mass digitalisation,, is a significant resource for new and active editors. By 2017 will have 250 000 books available online for anyone with a Norwegian ip. WMNO can apply on behalf of editors with a foreign IP for access, and have done so for 5 active editors. contains a Reference tool for Wikipedia use made by the former Wikipedian in Residence at The National Library. This tool is introduced and used at workshops for new editors, as the ones held at university libraries in 2015. Currently (2016-02-12) there are 13 615 links from Wikipedia bokmål articles to books, newspapers and journals made public by the National Library and 1125 links from Nynorsk Wikipedia. Bokhylla can be added as a search tool for editors, see this page set up by an active editor.

WMNO have just started a Norwegian branch of The Wikipedia Library. Thanks to Jake Orlowitz for the start up help! So far two community members, both wikipedians and working in library´s, and WMNO staff member Astrid Carlsen are involved. We have made project pages and asked on the village pump which resources editors would find useful so we have a prioritized lists of publishers Astrid Carlsen will contact as a start. The project pages can be seen here.

Intern Johan Jørgensen, Lars Jynge Alvik from The National Library and WMNO staff Astrid Carlsen wrote in October an article, see pages 28-31, in Bibliotekaren, a magazine for librarians in Norway, on collaboration between libraries and the Wikimedia projects. We have been invited to a library conference in Stockholm, Sweden, most likely because of this article and an interview in the same magazine on the #1Lib1Ref. Read the interview here, page 14-15. The National Library posted on Facebook about 1Lib1Ref. See this post.

Director at The Nobel Peace Center Bente Erichsen and community member Jon Harald Søby

As in 2014 WMNO organized #wikinobel in collaboration with The Nobel Peace Center on the 9th of October when the Nobel Peace prize was announced. 8 minutes after the announcement the article about the winner was up on Bokmål Wikipedia. Via Wikidata we tracked the writing of articles about the winner on all wikis. During the first hour after the announcement 14 new articles were written and we mentioned them on twitter as they were published.

A radio interview was done on national radio about #wikinobel with a community member who also took part at the actual event, see photo. WMNO wrote a blog post on #wikinobel for the WMF blog about the event as well. The weekly editing contest the same week was about the Nobel Prize and had a prize sponsored by The Nobel Peace Center.

From left: Hogne Neteland, WMNO chair, Marte Blikstad-Balas, University of Oslo and Dag Inge Fjeld, Kristiania University College.

On the 15th of February community members and board members of WMNO organized events in Oslo and Trondheim to celebrate Wikipedia´s birtday. The Norwegian Minister of Culture send her best wishes and congratulations (unfortunately only in Norwegian) to Wikipedia. See facebook and blog post.

  • News article from the Trondheim event, community member Jon Harald Søby and WMNO board member Tove Eivindsen interviewed.
  • Images from the Oslo event uploaded by a community member.
  • The Oslo event was streamed by two community members and can be watched on youtube. The Trondheim event had a livestream.
  • Girl geek radio in Trondheim made a radio show about Wikipedia 15 years old. Listen to the show here.

We are still searching for ways to connect our partners and the community. So far we have learned that this is best done on wiki, not by organazing events. One small post on the village pump turned out to be a success story. Editors at the The National Archive contacted WMNO because they were stuck on some technical issues. WMNO staff did not know how to help other than asking for help on the village pump. The solution was a couple of volunteer "wikipedia mentors" that the staff members at The National Archive can contact per email. One hour after they had all the helped they needed and more.

Program Gender Gap

Editing Saturday in Oslo in November. All participants from editing trainings at university libraries were invited.

Main goals for the 2015-2016 Gender Gap Program

  • Recruit self-sustaining editing environments of female student editors at 9 universities/colleges all over Norway during 2015.
  • Train female students and university librarians in cascading local, self-sustained, editing courses for new female students.
  • Recruit and train female students in business schools in Norway, enhancing the article quality on finance and business topics.
  • Combine efforts to enhance further the strong Gender focus inherent in the GLAM Program.

In 2015 WMNO held 11 editing workshops (4 hours) for female students and employees together. This was done in a collaboration with university libraries in Norway. This means a lot of time was put into travelling. Initially the workshops were intended for students, but since many employees ask to join as well,we extended the invitations to include employees. The project was fully financed by Norwegian funding. Some of the funding there were given with such a narrow mandate (female students writing about finance and business subjects) that we had to say no to some of the approved funding. We learned that funding given with such a narrow mandate is to time consuming to do. To much work goes into attracting a very specific and small group. The project has given us the chance to work with libraries and also The Girl Geeks network, who contacted us after one workshop at a library in Trondheim.

This is the project page with link to a facebook-group for female editors. Workshops were announced on the village pump and community members helped out onwiki.

A follow up one-day course was held in Oslo the 7th of November, where all former attendees from all over Norway were invited. The Editing Saturday in Oslo for participants from editing trainings at university libraries attracted 10 participants, some from outside Oslo as well. Invitations where send by email and announced on facebook and our blog.

The feedback at the 7th November was that the participants wished to meet monthly wiki editing, as the Swedish Skrivstuga. The first event in Oslo is on the 24th of February and hopefully next month in Trondheim together with local community members and Girl Geeks next month.

Three young community members have made a film about Wikipedia editing. WMNO organized and paid for the camera they rented. They filmed at the Editing Saturday in Oslo. The two women in in the film were participtants at the editing training. The man in the film is an other active editor and well known scientist in Norway. A project page was made for preparations of the film and it´s uploaded to commons and youtube. The film was used in a site notice set up by the community. So far it has been watched by 7035 times. Two of the filmmakers also organized streamning of the Wikipedia 15 years celebration in Oslo.

At the last wiki workshop for active editors there were commented on the importance of reducing the gender gap on Wikipedia. WMNO´s work on the gender gap hopefully have had and will continue to have an impact on our community. When translating biographies from other Wikipedias they were aware of making sure to translate biographies of women. There are now 59 196 in the category men and 18 647 in the category women, which gives 76 % men og 24 % women.

At events we try to invite 50 % men and 50 % women to speak and in social media work we are aware about the gender balance of images we use.

Program Academic Wikipedia

WMNO staff member Jorid Martinsen at the University of Oslo, holding a lecture on how to edit Wikipedia.
WMNO staff member Astrid Carlsen speaking at a conference hosted by The Research Council of Norway

Main goals for the 2015-2016 Program Academic Wikipedia

  • enhance the awareness and acquaintance with Wikipedia in the academic and research community of Norway.
  • develop projects based on already established relationships with universities, university colleges and university libraries in Norway.
  • seek co-operation with the Norwegian Research Council, along similar model as with Arts Council Norway.
  • assist and support the 3 academic institutions which experimented last year with Wikipedia-editing integrated in curricula.

WMNO received less funding from WMF then we applied for april 2015, and we have therefor concentrated on the last 2 goals listed above.


The Research Concil of Norway contacted WMNO because of the collaboration we have had with The Arts Counscil Norway. We have had several meeting where we have discussed learnings from that project. We learned from that project that although workshops helps us get a network and partners, it dosen´t necessary lead to people editing Wikipedia during work hours or in their spare time. We are also discussing how we better can involve community members in a collaboration. The Research Council host a big event each fall and WMNO will take part at this event.

The Research Council of Norway did a survey on how scientists share and communicate their research and to whom. The survey had 10 000 participants and some questions were about Wikipedia:

  • 64 % answered that they use Wikipedia
  • 34 % answered they trust Wikipedia
  • 11 % answered they had edited Wikipedia

The results was presented at a Research Concil conference in November and WMNO staff member Astrid Carlsen was invited to talk about Wikipedia and research and the mentioned survey.

14. september WMNO staff member Jorid Martinsen held a lecture and editing workshop for masters students in History and Archeology at the University of Oslo. 12 students attended + one community member who helped out at the editing training, We always use VE in workshops and feedback from active editors is that the newbies who learn editing with VE are good at referencing there articles correctly. Read more in this newsletter. The lecture and workshop was repeated in February 2016 with 50 participants, two community members helped out at the editing training.

A community member applied and received an IEG Grant for content translation, and wrote a blog post about his project you can read here. His application was supported by many community members and WMNO board members.

The WMNO´s homepage was this fall redesigned by intern Melinda Leung. Until we have the time and resource to design an offwiki homepage, our aim is that the page is useful for people that are not aware of Wikimedia Norge and our work. In December WMNO staff was for the first time contacted by a potential partner, a group at a university and university museum, via the homepage.

Revenues received during this six-month period


Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal: USD = 7.6823 NOK (NOK = 0.13017 USD)

See this page for Q1 and Q2 reports and audit report 2015.

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
Membership fees and gifts NOK 8000 2000 2000 F G 4000 1042 521
FDC funds from WMF NOK 1 230 000 717 500 0 0 0 717 500 160 156 93 424
Charitable projects funding NOK 168 599 56 000 112 599 F G 168 599 21 953 21 953 Q1: 56 000 from NUUG Foundation spend on technical equipment. Q2: 112 599 from Finansmarkedsfondet spend on Program Gender Gap
Prizes and food donated from partners NOK 4000 1000 1000 F G 2000 521 260,5
Venues paid for by partners (wiki workshops and wiki meetups) NOK 16 000 4000 4000 F G 8000 2083 1042
TOTAL NOK 1 389 000 780 300 119 599 F G 899 899 180 859 117 174

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

Applications for Norwegian founding Q1 and Q2

Wikimedia Norge staff member Jorid Martinsen with technical equipment both with funding from NUUG

In August the funding from NUUG was spent on buying technical equipment community members can loan and for office use. We don´t have to rely on staff or interns bringing their own computers anymore.

WMNO spent several work days in November and December on writing applications for funding. 4 applications were send to 3 different Norwegian foundations. Two applications were for funding of the Gender gap-project and two applications for a Glam-project in collaboration with one of our Glam partners. All four applications were unfortunately rejected. It has proved to be quite difficult for us to get applications for founding approved and it´s a time consuming task.

December we signed a contract with the Norwegian firm Altibox. They will use their information channels to encourage people to contribute to Wikipedia. In November WMNO wrote an article for their quarterly magazine (400 000 subscriptions) and interviewed two active wikipedians for the article, one young man (see picture from the article) and one editor at The National Archive. The article had some positive comments on on the Bokmål village pump.

A 5th application was send late December in collaboration with WMSE.

Spending during this six-month period


Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal. USD = 7.6823 NOK (NOK = 0.13017 USD)

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Personnel cost NOK 707 732 156 228 164 044 F G 320 272 92 153 41 702 45 % K
Office costs NOK 75 000 27 274 21 746 F G 49 020 9766 6383 65 % N/A
Data and assets costs NOK 18 000 56 075 1649 F G 57 724 2343 7516 311 % Founding from NUUG Foundation 56 000
Accounting, auditing NOK 145 000 0 38 169 F G 38 169 18 880 4970 26 % N/A
Wiki scholarships NOK 80 000 0 88 F G 88 10 417 11 0,11 % N/A
Office supplies, conference fees NOK 18 000 2458 54 F G 2512 2344 327 14 % N/A
Telephone and postage NOK 9 600 1323 2319 F G 3642 1250 474 38 % N/A
Travel expences NOK 99 000 3396 6237 F G 9633 12 890 1254 9 % N/A
Representation and print costs NOK 23 000 0 6881 F G 6881 2995 896 30 % N/A
Prizes editing contests NOK 20 000 0 15574 F G 15 574 2604 2027 78 % N/A
Other costs NOK 7000 3870 2081 F G 5951 911 775 85 % N/A
TOTAL NOK 1 202 332 250 623 258 842 F G 509 465 156 554 66 337 42 % N/A

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


  • "Budgeted" amounts are the numbers from our budget from August 2015, not from our FDC-proposal April 2015. The August 2015-budget was made by the ED, one board member and our outside accountant.
  • The costs of hiring an outside accountant is already saved by tax reduction we can apply for next year. The accountant told us to register in the Voluntary Register in the Brønnøysund Register Centre. This gives us the possibility to (fall 2016) apply for a refund for the value-added tax paid last year. Even though Wikimedia Norge is a small organization we have learned that spending money on an outside accountant and using a professional accounting system / filing system in the end will save us money, time and it helps us keep track of the organization´s history. This will be very important when staff members leave or new staff members join.



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