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Grants:APG/Proposals/2016-2017 round 2/Wikimedia Norge/Proposal form

Proposal by Wikimedia Norge to support its annual plan with ~ 220,000 USD.

In the upcoming funding period Wikimedia Norge's annual plan includes two programs:

  • Program Outreach (which includes the Community support and Gender gap programs from previous years)
  • Program Content (which includes the Glam and Academia programs from previous years)

In the Outreach program we will continue our work on involving our communities and developing projects with community members. The program will also include new activities to support the Northern Sami Wikipedia community (former editors and institutions) and a more focused approach to our communications work.

The Content program will, in addition to several online editing and photo contests, continue its glam work (image donations, contests, events) with a selected group of Glam partners such as The National Library, The National Archive, The Directorate for Cultural Heritage and The Nobel Peace Center and a group of higher educational partners (both established partnerships and new) where we are invited to do Wikipedia-editing courses for students. With the hiring of a new part time staff member we will expand our glam work on Wikidata and archives-projects.


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OverviewEdit

1. In order to support community review, please provide a brief description of your organization's work in the upcoming funding period.

In the upcoming funding period Wikimedia Norge's annual plan includes two programs:

  • Program Outreach (which includes the Community support and Gender gap programs from previous years)
  • Program Content (which includes the Glam and Academia programs from previous years)

In the Outreach program we will continue our work on involving our communities and developing projects with community members. The program will also include new activities to support the Northern Sami Wikipedia community (former editors and institutions) and a more focused approach to our communications work.

The Content program will, in addition to several online editing and photo contests, continue it’s glam work (image donations, contests, events) with a selected group of Glam partners such as The National Library, The National Archive, The Directorate for Cultural Heritage and The Nobel Peace Center and a group of higher educational partners (both established partnerships and new) where we are invited to do Wikipedia-editing courses for students. With the hiring of a new part time staff member we will expand our glam work on Wikidata and archives-projects.



2. Name, fiscal year, and funding period.
  • Legal name of organization: Wikimedia Norge
  • Organization's fiscal year: 01/01/2017–31/12/2017
  • 12-month funding period requested: 01/07/17-30/06/18
  • Currency requested: NOK
  • Name of primary contact: Astrid Carlsen, Executive director


3. Amount requested.

Exchange rate: 0.119 USD

Table 1

Currency requested US$
Total expenses for the upcoming year 2,005,000 238,595
APG funding requested for the upcoming year 1,850,000 220,150
Amount of funding received from WMF for the current year 1,610,000 191,590


4. How does your organization know what community members and contributors to online projects need or want? Does your organization conduct needs assessments or consult the contributors and volunteers most involved with its work?
  • Due to a conducted user survey in November/December 2016 we have now very useful feedback from community members and contributors:

Based on the survey (targeted active editors) and discussions on the village pump (1, 2) we see three main requests:

  1. That we do more work to support the Northern Sami Wikipedia
  2. That we need to improve our communication so that community members and contributors know how we can support them and they us
  3. To continue to facilitate wiki meetups on different topics in and outside Oslo

These requests are reflected in the tables of activities under each program below.

The consultations on village pumps, discussion pages, via emails, social media (mostly facebook), telephone calls, meetings and wiki meetups, also gives us useful feedback and information on how we best should use the resources we have available. We would estimate we are part of almost twice as many discussions with community members and contributors by March 2017 than by March 2016. This shows us we are on the right track, and that we need to plan for resources to able to be part of these discussions. We also have a ongoing conversation and host meetings with Glam partners and Educational partners to make sure we plan activities they have a strong interest in supporting and promoting. By hiring a staff member with technical expertice and in-depth experience from the wiki-projects as a community manager, Wikimedia Norge now have the perspective of an active editor among our staff. This has been a very important step for Wikimedia Norge as an organization and will be for so for our future work as well. In 2018-2019 we would like to do a new survey that may include other target groups then active editors.


5. Please provide a link to your organization's strategic plan, and a link to your separate annual plans for the current and upcoming funding periods if you have them.


Financials: current yearEdit

The purpose of this section is to give the FDC an idea of how your organization is receiving funds and spending funds toward your current plan. Your current funding period is the funding period now in progress (e.g. 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 for most organizations. For Wikimedia Norge 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017).


Table 2

Financials for the current funding period
Revenues or expenses Planned (budgeted) Actual, until one month before the proposal due date Projected
Currency requested US dollars Currency requested US dollars Currency requested US dollars
Revenues (from all sources) 1,740,000 207,060 1,318,085 156,852 1,732,085 206,118
Expenses 1,710,507 203,550 1,160,961 138,154 1,715,000 204,085

Table 2 notes:


For detailed financial and activities reports from this year please follow these links:


Programs: upcoming year's annual planEdit

This section is about your organization's programs. A program is a defined set of activities that share the same objectives and a similar theory of change. Please share the general goal of each program, and then list the specific objectives that the program will meet. Please do not include information about your organization's operating activities in this section. You may provide information about activities like administration, staff and board training, fundraising, governance, and internal IT in another section or in a supplementary document, but please do not include these activities here as programs.

1. For each program, and overall
  • Include targets for each of the three shared measures for each program, and overall. If one or more of these required metrics are not relevant to any of your programs, please consult your program officer.
  • Also choose at least two grantee-defined metrics to highlight in this section, and include targets for each of these grantee-defined metrics for each program, and overall. (Other program-specific metrics may be included in your program objectives, in the detailed program sections below.)


Table 3

Shared metrics

  1. Participants: The number of people who attend your events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly.
  2. Newly registered: The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event.
  3. Content pages: A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects.

Grantee-defined metrics

  1. Diversity: Number of new or improved articles on women's biographies on Wikipedia Bokmål, Nynorsk or Northern Sami and number of Sami-related items added to Wikidata
  2. Community hours: Hours community members spend on organizing activities or helping staff organize activities (not included are hours spend adding content)
Program Participants Newly registered Content pages Diversity Community hours
Program Outreach 350 70 10,000 100 500
Program Content 400 130 37,000 1,000 200
TOTAL FOR ALL PROGRAMS 750 200 47,000 1,100 700


Table 3 notes:

  • We welcome the grantee-defined metrics that let's us include both metrics on diversity and community involvement!
  • Number of images uploaded to Commons have been around 30,000 for the last half year or year, uploads are mainly done by Glam partners but often on our request. The number of uploaded images will maybe be less the upcoming funding period due to transitions at Glam partners. Wikimedia Norge will like to focus on image use and not just the number of images uploaded.


2. Please list your goals and objectives for each program. Please be sure your objectives meet all three criteria for each program
  • The objectives listed are each SMART: specific, measurable, attainable and relevant, and include time-bound targets.
  • Include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets, and remember to highlight your baseline metrics.
  • Provide any additional information that is important to our understanding of this program. For example, you may include needs assessments, logic models, timelines, tables, or charts. Share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning, or explain how your program aligns with important Wikimedia priorities such as increasing participation and improving content on the Wikimedia projects.


Overview programs

To simplify and clarify our work, this proposal and future reporting we have gone from last year’s four programs to this year’s two programs:   

  1. Program Outreach (was program Community and Gender gap)
  2. Program Content (was program Glam and Education)

In order of hopefully give an easy overview of our work, how it has developed from last year, who’s involved and objectives and targets for next year, we have made tables of activities under each program. We strongly belive our two programs will show programmatic impact in line with our chapter's size. Under each table (A, B, C, D) there is a breakdown of metrics which in total ads up to the metrics in table 3. This should ensure the measuring of impact in our progress and impact reports. Please also have a look at global metrics reported in our impact report 2015-2016 and progress report 2016 for an understanding of how Wikimedia Norge is developing.

Since August 2016, and the hire of a community manager, we have expanded our work within:

  • Community; giving support and encourage involvement
  • Outreach and communication; with newsletters on wiki, new homepage, translations, user survey
  • Glam; collaboration on Wikidata and archives, editing contests
  • Education: Wikipedia-editing at universities using a translation of the Wikimedia Education Dashboard

Most of the objectives marked with New in Table A and B, under program Outreach, and table C and D under program Content, are initiatives proposed by community members the last 6 months in discussions on the village pumps, in the user survey, in emails to staff members, or in meetings and calls. Most of the new objectives will be organized by our community manager and is the reason why we are planning for this position to be expanded from a 40 % position to a 100 % position. The new objectives we plan for cannot be solely community led. The work requires a person that can have meetings, take calls and be available during day time and can handle the expectations and negotiations with our partners that are part of the activities. With that said, please note the column: Who is involved? to get an understanding of how we will work with our communities on this. Staff could never have this high level of activities if it wasn’t for efforts of community members.

Objectives marked as Continued (new in 2016-2017) are objectives we started last funding period, that had good results, and that we will continue to do the upcoming period. Objectives marked as Continued are objectives you can read about in our progress and impacts reports in 2015-2016. Within the field of Glam and Education we have built strong relationships over the last couple of years. From doing many Glam events for new editors, we have shifted to concentrate on education events to reach new editors, and organize more online contest and challenges with Glam partners for active editors.

We have included the columns Community discussions and Who are involved? to reflect how our communities are involved and hours spent organising and making the activities happen. One of our grantee-defined metrics Community hours is calculated from this column.

Targets give details on how to achieve the objectives.




Program Outreach


Status quo and next year

This program focuses on supporting and involving our communities. Following community discussions the last 6 months we have several new activities we want to focus on in the upcoming funding period. As you see from table A these are activities that are a result from community discussions and they are either completely community led, or partly. We are very happy we have managed this necessary shift to community led activities. The program also aims at increasing participation by supporting active editors, Northern Sami editors and female editors. In the process of writing a communication strategy we have learned that we do quite a lot of communication work but without a clear plan. Table B is an extract of the most important activities we have defined during staff and board’s process of writing the communication strategy.


Northern Sami Wikipedia
The Northern Sami has currently 7,000 articles and no active community. In our user survey, and in discussions with community members, we are asked to start give active support to this project. The Sami people is a minority in Norway and as a chapter we think is very important that we support small language communities. With the new community manager on board and other well defined partnerships and programs we can build on and learn from, we would like to use our learnings to start a Northern Sami project. The project is divided in 3 phases, and the development depends on the results of each phase. Our goals will be to find a group of interested editors and partners, add content (not active users) and start off a revitalization of the Wikipedia. The long term goal will be to create a community, but for that we need to find an insider who knows the language and Sami communities.

Phase 1: Outreach and find a dedicated group of editors and partners to be involved. This work started at the February 2017 Glam-wiki meeting in Paris hosted by Unesco and Europeana.

  • Reach out to (a) editors who have contributed to Norther Sami Wikipedia earlier (b) editors who give information on their user pages that they speak Northern Sami
  • Do a user survey (a Google survey)
  • Join the Celtic Knot-conference (we have answered a call for paper)
  • Translations to Northern Sami of bylaws, homepage etc.
  • Reach out to Wikimedia Finland, Wikimedia Sverige and Wikimedia Russia, where the Sami languages are also spoken, and find possible cross chapter activities

Timeframe: August 2017-February 2018.
Progress will be reported on in our progress report January 2018. Phase 2 and 3 are presented under Program Content, see below.



Do you feel informed about what Wikimedia Norge is doing?

 


Goals

  • Give community members support by awarding grants and prizes, access to resources (online and technical equipment), apply for press accreditations
  • Help facilitate community led activities
  • Support the Northern Sami community
  • In our communication and work, aim at female representation being 50 %
  • Give our community information regularly on our work as well as sharing our learnings with the wider community through newsletters, blog posts and social media


Logic models

  • Placeholder for logic model about Northern Sami Wikipedia
  • Placeholder for logic model about Drone-project


Challenges
  • How can we reach and get more editors from all over Norway involved?
  • How can we best reach out to small language communities?
  • Gender gap: This issue gets widely spread and discussed in social media and gets press coverage, but there are still far more editors identifying as male then female.
  • Balance and prioritize the resources we have with the expectations and obligations that comes from community, Wikimedia Foundation and partners.
  • We need to tell the world about our work! This is not something we can just do on top of everything else, but we need to plan for it (time and resources), define who is responsible, define what we want to communicate and measure the impact. We are currently working on a communication strategy. This will also be useful documentation and a useful tool for potential new staff and board members.


Activities

Following Wikimedia Norge's strategy, the results and learning from last year, and the goals and challenges listed above, we will focus on these activities for the next funding period:


Table A Community activitiesEdit

Objective New or continued? Community discussion/needs assessment Who are involved? Target
Northern Sami outreach New Commented on in the 2016 user survey Staff members By December 2017: through survey, emails, discussion pages, village pumps, conferences and wiki meetups gather 6 community members who are interested in contributing to content related to Northern Sami on the wiki-projects
Drone project New Village pump, Oct 2016
A 2016 wikigrant was awarded to the proposer for a drone photography project, see village pump, May 2016
Community members, board members, staff members A group of community members will in do a pilot for a "drone club" in 2017–2018, taking high quality images and seeing how the pilot can be expanded and permanent for all community members
Award travel grants New Emails to staff from community members Staff members Award 8 or more travel grants throughout the year for editors who want to participate in events and activities
Organize technical workshops for active editors New Village pump, Mar 2017
Also commented on in the 2016 user survey
Community members, staff members 1 × in Oslo and 1 × outside Oslo; Minimum 5 active editors as participants. Possibly on Wikidata, Lua, bots or templates
Streaming of wiki meetups New Village pump, Apr 2016 Community members, staff members Streaming of two of next year's wiki meetups and publish them on our YouTube channel
Organize wikidays in a city outside of Oslo Continued (new in 2017) 2016 user survey Community members, board members, staff members Hold our annual assembly and other events outside of Oslo in March 2018
Apply for photo accreditation Continued Emails to staff members and ongoing discussion on village pump (Feb 2017) from photographers asking for help to categorizing on Commons Community members, staff members Apply for photographer accreditation on behalf of contributors throughout the year
Organize weekly editing contests Continued Emails to staff members Community members, staff members Help set up contests (two on women coverage) and sponsor prizes 8 times throughout the year
Award wikigrants Continued On our wiki and blog: Wikistipend, blog Grants are awarded by a committee of two community members, a board member and a staff member Award wikigrants in the fall and the spring. Application deadlines are September 15th and February 15th
Pay for wiki meetups in Oslo Continued Wikipedia project page, blog post Staff members Staff members pay and make venue reservation 4 × a year for wiki meetups
Award access to online resources TWL, Retriever Continued Wikipedia Library project page Staff members Award 4 accesses to Retriever by September 15th, 2017 and May 15th, 2018. Bokhylla.no throughout the year
Support Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU Continued Blog post Staff members Donate early (from national funding) to FKAGE
Welcome 2 interns from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences Continued Staff members Welcome 2 interns in 2018 to help out with #faktajakt and Wiki Loves Earth 2018

Total projected metrics outcome for Table A Community activities in Program Outreach:

  • Participants: 300
  • Newly registered: 70
  • Content pages: 10 000
  • Diversity: 100
  • Community hours: 480

Table B Communication activitiesEdit

Objective New or continued? Community discussion/needs assessment Who are involved? Target
Translate into Northern Sami and Norwegian Nynorsk New 2016 User survey Staff Translation of home page, bylaws and other outreach material to Nynorsk and Northern Sami throughout the year as needed
Get national press coverage × 2 New Staff In connection to our work on GLAM, gender gap and education get national press cover 1 × in 2017 and 1 × in 2018
Active participation (program committee, hosting workshops) diversity conferences New Staff Staff members will join program committees or host workshops at diversity conferences on 2 occasions
Write a communication strategy New Staff and board Publish a communication strategy on our wiki by August 2017
Measure communications according to our new communication strategy New Staff Measure communications every quarter before board meetings, starting August 2017
Send out newsletters on-wiki/by e-mail Continued (new 2017) 2016 user survey Staff Send out 4-5 newsletters per year to WMNO members and on-wiki
Post on Wikimedia Norge's blog Continued (new 2017) 2016 user survey Staff Every 3 weeks, 50 % of blog post written by community members and partners
Participation of staff and board members in international meetings/conferences Continued (new 2017) Staff and board Staff and board members will join at least 4 international meetings/ conferences throughout the year to build and share knowledge about our work
Post on WMF blog Continued 2016 user survey Staff Write or co-write at 2 blog posts for the WMF blog. 1 × in 2017 and 1 × in 2018
Contribute to the GLAM newsletter Continued 2016 user survey Staff and GLAM partners Monthly
Contribute to the Education newsletter Continued 2016 user survey Staff Quarterly

Total projected metrics outcome for Table B Communication activities in Program Outreach:

  • Participants: 50
  • Newly registered:
  • Content pages:
  • Diversity:
  • Community hours: 20


What can go wrong?

Risk of not meeting targets: Low to medium. Our outreach program is very much depending on a continued positive increase in community members who want to take initiatives Wikimedia Norge can support or community members that are willing to help organize our program work.




Program Content


Status quo and next year

This program will focus on improving content and adding content through our:

  • New Northern Sami program
  • Established GLAM partnerships
  • Established and new challenges and contests
  • Established Wikipedia lectures at universities

During 2016–2017 we have worked on getting new partners in the education program, with success. The more experience we get with running this program, the easier it is to find new partners and work effectively on this program area. Educating students and academic staff in Wikipedia editing proves a good way of both getting new editors and adding more quality content, as well as it being a long term investment in getting future academics and future educators to see the potential in sharing knowledge on Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Education Dashboard has been essential in our work here. We wish to continue working with the 3 University partners we already have in this program, and expand with one partner. We will continue our GLAM partnerships with a selected group of GLAM partners such as different libraries in and outside Oslo, The National Archive, The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, The Nobel Peace Centre on events, contests and challenges and handing out prizes and mass uploads. As a small chapter we welcome international initiatives such as Art+Feminism done this year in collaboration with Oslo National Academy of the Arts, the Europeana challenges, #1lib1ref (#faktajakt in Norwegian) and Wiki Loves X contests. It’s easier for us to join already established initiatives than building activities from scratch alone. We are very glad we will continue our collaboration with Wikimedia Armenia doing a new editing contest in March 2018 on female biographies on Armenian and Norwegian Wikipedias. We will challenge Wikimedia Armenia with a list of 50 missing female biographies on Armenian Wikipedia and they will do the same challenge for the Norwegian Wikipedias.


Northern Sami Wikipediaproject

Phase 1 of this project is presented under Program Outreach, see above.

Phase 2: Adding content

Add already available data from two state institutions, The Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) and The National Library (NB) in collaboration with community members.
  • NRK collaboration, place names in Wikidata
    • Metrics:
      • Number of new places added to Wikidata: At least 500
      • How many times are those used?
  • NB collaboration, Sami literature in Wikidata
    • Metrics:
      • Number of new works added to Wikidata: At least 500
      • How many times are those used?

Secure national funding to further develop this work.

Timeframe: February 2018–June 2018

Phase 3: Creating a community

Involve GLAM and educational partners.

Timeframe: Next funding period.


Goals

  • Take part in international contest and challenges and organise editing contests (on national and international) level with a high level of participation from community members and partners
  • Include Wikidata projects in our work
  • Expand with one educational partner
  • Support better coverage of women on Wikipedia
  • Support initiatives from community members on images


Logic model

  • Placeholder for logic model about Wiki Loves Earth


Challenges
  • How do we support a language version of Wikipedia with currently no active community?
  • Collaborations on Wikidata and archives are new to us. How do we establish these partnerships best?
  • Impact of content: What do we (as a movement) prioritize when it comes to impact? Is 5,000 uploaded images a "better result" than e.g. 10 new biographies on women? How do we measure impact over time, e.g. image use will develop over many years?


Activities

Following Wikimedia Norge's strategy, the results and learning from last year, and the goals and challenges listed above, we will focus on these activities for the next funding period:

Table C Articles / Wikidata activitiesEdit

Objective New or continued? Community discussion/needs assessment Who are involved? Target
Add Sami-related items to Wikidata New 2016 user survey; e-mails to staff members Community members, GLAM partners, staff members Add 1,000 items by July 2018
Set up an editing contest with Wikimedia Armenia New Discussion page for the editing contests Community members, GLAM partners, staff members Set up a 3 week long editing contest on 50 new women's biographies in March 2018
Do a collaboration on archives and Wikidata New Staff members, GLAM partners Create Wikidata items, at least 1,000 by July 2018
Take part in 2018 Europeana challenge Continued (new 2017) Community members, GLAM partners, staff members TBA
Take part in Art+Feminism Continue (new 2017) Staff members, GLAM partners, community members Organize an Art+Fem event with one of our partners
Organize Wikipedia Education program Continued Staff members, educational partners, community members 4 lectures a year with at least 100 participants signing up on the Wikimedia Education Dashboard
Organize editing contest with GLAM partners Continued Community members, GLAM partners, staff members Set up at least 4 editing contest with GLAM partners with prizes sponsored and partners sharing details of contests in social media
Organize #faktajakt (#1lib1ref) Continued Staff members, intern In January–February 2018
Organize WLM Continue Village pump, Dec 2016 Community members, GLAM partners, staff members Orgaize an online editing contest on cultural heritage in September 2017

Total projected metrics outcome for Table C Activities articles / Wikidata activities in Program Content:

  • Participants: 300
  • Newly registered: 130
  • Content pages: 5,000
  • Diversity: 1,000
  • Community hours: 100

Table D Images activitiesEdit

Objective New or continued? Community discussion/needs assessment Who are involved? Target
Organize Wiki Loves Earth New Village pump, Dec 2016 Staff members, GLAM partners, community members, intern For the first time we will take part in WLE in May 2018
Support community members with press accreditation and drone-project Continued E-mails to staff from community members Staff members Apply for press accreditation for concerts, festivals and other events whes asked by community members throughout the year. Community members upload the images to Commons.
Facilitate images uploaded from GLAM institutions Continued Staff members, GLAM partners Help facilitate uploading of 30,000 images with 3 different glam-partners, and measure image use

Total projected metrics outcome for Table D Activities images activities in Program Content:

  • Participants: 100
  • Newly registered:
  • Content pages: 32,000
  • Diversity:
  • Community hours: 100


What can go wrong?
  • Low: Activities that are continued from last year have low risk. Partnerships are established and we have the necessary resources to maintain them.
  • Medium: Activities on Northern Sami Wikipedia and Wikidata are new and they may be too ambitious and time consuming, that will depend on our staffing situation next year.



Staff and contractors: upcoming year's annual planEdit

1. Please describe your organization's staffing plan or strategy here, and provide a link to your organization's staffing plan or organogram if you have one.
2. List of staff by department or function.
You can use this table (or substitute your own list) to show us the number of FTEs (fulltime equivalents) for each department or function, where one person working at 100% time would be counted as 1.0. We need this information about the total number of staff (FTEs) you plan to have by the end of the current funding period, and staff you plan to have by the end of the upcoming funding period.

Table 4

FTEs
Department or function End of current funding period End of upcoming funding period Explanation of changes
Executive Director and Glam program manager 1 1
Community manager 0.4 1 Based on community requests for support, support for Glam (Wikidata) and our Northern Sami-project we wish to expand this position to full-time
Outreach manager 0.3 0.3 Previous function was Educational manager, but the title Outreach manager describes this position more accurate
Total (should equal the sum of the rows): 1.7 2.3 The increase with 0.6 is based on our ambition to give the needed support to community and partners. Currently this is not possible

Table 4 notes or explanation of significant changes:

  • Wikimedia Norge wishes to make the current 0.4 community manager position to a full-time position. The increase is line with the FDC's advice to avoid fragmented positions and generate additional costs. We agree it is more efficient to consolidate by merging some of the positions. Wikimedia Norge has established important partnerships within Glam and Education, but we still have a lack of direct integration with the Norwegian editing community, as FDC has commented upon in last year's recommendation. With the hire of a community manager from August 2016 we have had a strong focus on this. This hire, a long time active community member, has been crucial to to ensure interaction with the community across the organization. However, with someone working 2 days a week we are in a position where we are not able to give the stability and support asked for, which was mentioned in our user survey. This causes of course irritation from both community members and partners because we don't have time to get back to people in what is considered to be reasonable time in Norway. We risk burnout both among staff and active Wikimedians if the situation continues. It's also a working situation where we lose a lot of efficiency. Please note that Wikimedia Norge has no plans to apply for funding to increase the number of staff in our APG-proposal for 2018-2019. An increase will only be done if we have secured national funding.


3. How much does your organization plan to spend on staff by the end of the current funding period, in currency requested and US dollars?
  • NOK: 950,507
  • USD: 113,110


4. How much does your organization plan to spend on staff by the end of the upcoming funding period, in currency requested and US dollars?
  • NOK:1,268,000
  • USD: 150,892


Payroll expenses, mandatory taxes and insurances costs are high in Norway. As long as staff members are expected to have good qualifications for their positions, salaries will be what we spend most of our available funding on. Please note that the avarage salary per month is NOK 43,300 / USD 5,152,7 in Norway and Wikimedia Norge should in the long run aim at salaries at an average level to be able to keep well qualified staff members as employees.


Financials: upcoming yearEdit

Detailed budget: upcoming yearEdit

Please link to your organization's detailed budget showing planned revenues and expenses for the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017). This may be a document included on this Wiki (Meta) or a publicly available spreadsheet.

Revenues: upcoming yearEdit

Please use this table to list your organization's anticipated revenues (income, or the amount your organization is bringing in) by revenue source (where the revenue is coming from) in the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017).

  • Use the status column to show if this funding is already guaranteed, if you are in the process of requesting funding, or if you are planning to request funding at a later time.
  • Please include in-kind donations and resources in this table, as applicable, and use the status column to show that they are in-kind resources.
  • Do not include money you plan to draw from your reserves during the upcoming funding period.

Table 5

Anticipated revenues for the upcoming funding period
Revenue source Currency requested US dollars Status (e.g. guaranteed, application)


Membership fees 15,000 1,785 Increase partly due to the "Become a member" option on new homepage
Donations 52,000 6,188 Increase due to Donate-option on new homepage
Project and public grants 60,000 7,140 Guaranteed
Grants 45,000 5,355 Not yet requested
In-kind donations 40,000 4,760 Guaranteed
APG funding 1,850,000 220,150 Requested
Total revenues (should equal the sum of the rows): 2,062,000 245,378 -


Table 5 notes:

  • About 10 % of Wikimedia Norge's revenues are national and about 90 % is APG-funding. The FDC suggested last year that we should focus our limited resources on increasing our impact first, before focusing on diversifying funding. Which we have done. The best option we have for substantial national funding next year is for a Sami-project. We have however not listed this possible revenue in the table above because we may be best qualified to apply next year when we have done Phase 1 of the Northern Sami-project.


Table 5 notes: If your organization has significant funding other than FDC funds, please note how those funds will be used.



Operating reserves: current and upcoming yearsEdit

Please note that there is a policy that places restrictions on how much FDC funding your organization can use to build its operating reserves. If you would like to use FDC funding to for your organization's reserves, you must note that here. You will not be able to decide to allocate FDC funding from this grant to your reserves at a later date.

1. What is your plan for maintaining, building, or spending your reserves in the current year and the upcoming funding period? Please use the table below to show the amounts in your reserves at the beginning, year-to-date, and end of your current year, and the amount you plan to have in your reserves by the end of the upcoming funding period.

Table 6

Year Year start Year start (US) Year-to-date Year-to-date (US) Year end Year end (US)
Current year (e.g. 2017) 136,761 16,275 137,364 136,761 16,346 16,275 156,857136,761 18,66616,275
Upcoming year (e.g. 2018) - - - - 173,857136,761 20,68916,275
2. How much FDC funding is your organization requesting to add to your reserves in the upcoming funding period? If you are not requesting any FDC funding to add to your reserves in the upcoming funding period, you can write zero.
  • Zero


Expenses: upcoming year's annual planEdit

1. Expenses by program (excludes staff and operations).
Program expenses are the costs associated specifically with your organization's programs, and do not include operating expenses or staff salaries, which will be described in separate tables. Program expenses may be the costs of an event, the costs of outreach materials specific to a program, budgets for microgrants and reimbursements, or technical costs associated with specific programs, for example. The programs listed in this table should correspond to the programs you have listed in the programs section of this proposal form.


Table 7

Program Currency requested US dollars
Program Outreach 165,000 19,635
Program Content 105,000 12,495
Total program expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 270,000 32,130

Table 7 notes: If your organization has significant funding designated for specific programs (e.g. a restricted grant), please make a note of that here.


2. Total expenses. Please use this table to summarize your organization's total expenses overall.
These are divided into three categories: (1) staff expenses from Table 4 (including expenses for staff working on both programs and operations), (2) expenses for programs from Table 7 (does not include staff expenses or operations expenses), and (3) expenses for operations (does not include staff expenses or program expenses). Be sure to check the totals in this table to make sure they are consistent with the totals in the other tables you have submitted with this form. For example, your total program expenses excluding staff will be equal to the total in Table 7, while your total staff expenses will be equal to the total in Table 4 and your total expenses will be equal to the total in Table 1.


Table 8

Expense type Currency requested US dollars
Program expenses (total from Table 7, excludes staff) 270,000 32,130
Operations (excludes staff and programs) 467,000 55,573
Upcoming staff total expenses (from Table 4) 1,268,000 150,892
Total expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 2,005,000 238,595

Table 8 notes:


Verification and signatureEdit

Please enter "yes" or "no" for the verification below.

The term “political or legislative activities” includes any activities relating to political campaigns or candidates (including the contribution of funds and the publication of position statements relating to political campaigns or candidates); voter registration activities; meetings with or submissions and petitions to government executives, ministers, officers or agencies on political or policy issues; and any other activities seeking government intervention or policy implementation (like “lobbying”), whether directed toward the government or the community or public at large. General operating support through the FDC may not be used to cover political and legislative activities, although you may make a separate grant agreement with the WMF for these purposes.
I verify that no funds from the Wikimedia Foundation will be used
for political or legislative activities except as permitted by a grant agreement
Yes


 

Please sign below to complete this proposal form.

IMPORTANT. Please do not make any changes to this proposal form after the proposal submission deadline for this round. If a change that is essential to an understanding of your organization's proposal is needed, please request the change on the discussion page of this form so it may be reviewed by FDC staff. Once submitted, complete and valid proposal forms submitted on time by eligible organizations will be considered unless an organization withdraws its application in writing or fails to remain eligible for the duration of the FDC process.
Please sign here once this proposal form is complete, using four tildes. --Astrid Carlsen (WMNO) (talk) 14:30, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Hogne Neteland 17:51, 31 March 2017 (UTC) (Chair of the Board)