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Grants:APG/Proposals/2017-2018 round 1/Wikimedia Czech Republic/Proposal form

Proposal by Wikimedia Czech Republic to support its annual plan with 2,988,525 CZK.

Last two years have seen professionalization of project management and consolidation of programs, largely thanks to the Simple APG scheme created to foster developing chapters like us. In 2018 the growth will slow down a bit; we will concentrate on further improving the quality and efficiency of our projects, building expertise among employees and volunteers and receiving feed-back from a wider community. The program portfolio of the chapter is evolving to harness interesting opportunities, but the overall structure remains the same as in 2017.


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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.

Last two years have seen professionalization of project management and consolidation of programs, largely thanks to the Simple APG scheme created to foster developing chapters like us. In 2018 the growth will slow down a bit; we will concentrate on further improving the quality and efficiency of our projects, building expertise among employees and volunteers and receiving feed-back from a wider community. The program portfolio of the chapter is evolving to harness interesting opportunities, but the overall structure remains the same as in 2017. The portfolio includes three programs:

  1. Media acquisition program – Czechs love taking pictures and we have long supported Wikimedia Commons photographers in documenting the Czech Republic. The various projects approach this from different angles – and a new project manager who will have been hired by the end of 2018 will be a huge help.
  2. Education & institutional collaboration – Wikipedia is increasingly seen as an important player in informal education and we are keen to foster its usage in classrooms and other places. Our "Seniors Write Wikipedia" program is unique in being able to attract new long-term editors. We are also gradually growing our presence in libraries and other GLAM institutions.
  3. Wikidata & Tech – This program aims to support the community and improve the skills of Czech Wikidata editors and prepare large-scale data donations by Czech institutions. We also contribute to the development of Wikimedia Commons Mobile App which has started to display nearby unphotographed items after being financially and logistically supported by Wikimedia Czech Republic in 2017.
2. Name, fiscal year, and funding period.
  • Legal name of organization: Wikimedia Czech Republic
  • Organization's fiscal year: 01/01/2018–31/12/2018
  • 12-month funding period requested: 01/01/2018–31/12/2018
  • Currency requested: CZK
  • Name of primary contact: Klára Joklová, Vojtěch Dostál


3. Amount requested.

Exchange rate: 0.04552 USD

Table 1

Currency requested US$
Total expenses for the upcoming year 2,998,025 136,470
APG funding requested for the upcoming year 2,988,525 136,038 [1]
Amount of funding received from WMF for the current year 1,975,788 89,938


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?
  • Wikimedia Czech Republic is still exploring the best ways of assessing community needs. Surveys are routinely conducted among participants of certain types of activities such as courses for senior citizens. Our formal strategic discussions have taken shape of idea conferences (now held ~once a year, while informal consultations take place at village pumps, discussion pages, via e-mail, Facebook, during wiki meetups, etc. These give us useful feedback and information on how we should best use the available resources. Additionally, the Czech community of contributors and Wikimedians was invited to comment on the draft of the Strategic plan for 2017–2020 (now approved). We are also using results from recent New Editor Experiences survey which was organized by Wikimedia Foundation in the Czech Republic and South Korea. The improvement of surveying community is one of the priorities for the board for 2018. We plan to inspire from chapters with more experience, e.g. Wikimedia Norge.
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).


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) 2,182,825 99,362 2,196,923 100,004 2,200,923 100,186
Expenses 2,152,000 97,959 1,124,271 51,177 1,910,013 86,943

Table 2 notes:

Unpredictability of budget needs for various projects accounts for certain inability to spend all the provided funds (although the situation is expected to be better than in 2016). We expect even further improvement with the APG grant because its flexibility allows organizations to prioritize successful projects during the course of the year and shift funds between items when necessary.


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. Number of objects (applies to: Media acquisition program) and Bytes added (applies to: Education & institutional collaboration and Wikidata & tech programs): Number of objects is a number of newly documented points of interest, suitable for photographic documentation (listed by photographers in our tracker systemexample) – roughly corresponds to a Wikidata item.[2] Bytes added corresponds to number of bytes added to the main namespace of any Wikimedia project, not counting Wikimedia Commons. This metric is very fair in estimating the impact of different types of users – authors of few but extremely long articles as well as prolific writers of a lot of very short articles. We use positive sum to allow compatibility with past data and because we have estimated the amount of content removed (by participants or by other Wikipedians) is rather low.
  2. Geographical coverage (applies to Media acquisition program), Survival (Education & institutional collaboration program) and number of active installs (Wikidata & Tech).: Geographical coverage is defined as a minimum number of objects documented for every region (13 regions total, excluding Prague). If the number exceeds a given value for a region, then the goal is met. Survival is a number of editors who made a certain number of edits at a certain time point after their registration. Number of active installs is defined as number of devices using the Wikimedia Commons App at the time of the reporting.
  3. Files used (applies to Media acquisition program): Distinct files on Wikimedia Commons used in at least one Wikimedia projects
Program Participants Newly registered Content pages 'Number of objects' (applies to: Media acquisition program) and Bytes added (applies to: Education & institutional collaboration and Wikidata & tech programs) 'Geographical coverage' (applies to Media acquisition program), Survival (Education & institutional collaboration program) and number of active installs (Wikidata & Tech). 'Files used' (applies to Media acquisition program)
Media acquisition program 37 5 7,150 665 12 1500
Education & institutional collaboration program 840 440 3,070 7,300,000 9,4% [3]
Wikidata & tech program 52 4 15,000 4,000,000 4,000
TOTAL FOR ALL PROGRAMS 939 454 25,230 11,305,665 4,012 and 9,4% 1500


Table 3 notes:
We have different metrics for each of the three programs.
You can see all metrics in details in shared file.

  1. Including operational reserves 13,269 USD
  2. For the purposes of Media Acquisition Program an object is a place or an area valid for photographic documentation. Every item that is documented within the Basic sub-program counts as an object. This means that an object can be a village, a protected area, a famous tree, an event, a monument related to folk architecture or Jewish heritage, a body of water of encyclopedic value or a craft-related item. Monuments that do not correspond with the definition above can be photographed in the scope of village documentation, but these do not count as separate objects. The Media Acquisition program focuses primarily on the objects that are not photographed (or have 1-2 pictures only). Each object should be photographed within this program only once.
  3. Detailed view by activity: Students Write Wikipedia 5%, Seniors Write Wikipedia 15%, Wikicamp 20%, GLAM events 20%.


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.

Media acquisition

 
Progress of the "Czech Villages" project in 2016 - example showing the incredible pace of village documentation. In 2017 many other villages have been already documented too. As the area requiring documentation is constantly shrinking, the estimated amount of objects documented within the scope of this program is decreasing too.
 
Preparation of the public presentation of Wikimedia projects in Litovel, at the main square. This was one of the parts of Wikiměsto Litovel. For 2018 the proposal counts with another event of this kind.
 
Getting ready for the Západ Wikiexpedition. 6800 files were made during the event. For 2018 another event of this kind is planned.
Overview

The overall goal of this program is to support the volunteer community of photographers in the Czech Republic and foster the creation, upload and curation of freely licensed content at Wikimedia Commons.

Achievements and experience so far

The Media acquisition program dates back to the beginnings of the chapter and started in 2009 as so-called Mediagrant. The projects defined by this program are working well over years and they helped to provide a considerable amount of multimedia content over the years. For example, the "Czech Villages" initiative has lead to 61,675 uploaded pictures between 2010-2017 and soon there will not be a village lacking at least one picture. The sheer amount of all the photographic activities over the years is reflected in the results of the program: There were 11 photographic workshop so far that helped to share photographic knowledge in order to improve the overall quality of the files, 4 Wikitowns and 2 Wikiexpeditions since 2014.

Projects

All the items described in the Overview section are documented by various projects within the Media acquisition program:

  • Mediagrant is a framework which provides travel reimbursement for individual photographers (or in small groups) in order to document various points of interest in the Czech Republic. These points of interest are called "objects" and include towns, villages, settlements, protected areas, bodies of water, etc. The images are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with proper description and categories then used in other Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia. Once the results are provided, WMCZ reimburses the costs. Photographers may also borrow photographic equipment, which is passed from hand to hand or available in our office. Basic goals that should be achieved within this program: 5000 photographs to be taken, 500 various objects ('points of interest') should be documented and 14 people in total will participate on such events.
  • WikiTown is a group-oriented week-end workshop aiming at the improvement of photo-documentation of a given town and its surroundings as well as general improvement of the coverage of encyclopedic content via an edit-a-thon in the very town itself. Basic GLAM-related events as well as basic outreach (meetings with the locals, Wikipedia and other projects promotions events) also take place during a WikiTown. The goals they are supposed to achieve are: 500 media files minimum and 50 newly documented objects.
  • Photographic workshop is a group-oriented event aiming on photographic documentation of a given area only. Aside of this, the event mostly concentrates on sharing experience, lessons and presentations related to photography and evaluation of the work made. A single photographic workshop takes on average 2 days (usually on a weekend). For 2018 one event is planned with 150 media files to be obtained and 15 objects to be documented.
  • Wikiexpedition is an event aimed at obtaining large amounts of pictures by a smaller group of people. An usual Wikiexpedition is motorized, focused on a broader region (up to 150 km in diameter) and has one major goal: To obtain as much relevant and usable pictures from a remote area as possible. A typical wikiexpediton takes 4-8 days. For the upcoming time period 1 Wikiexpedition is planned with 100 new objects to be documented and 1500 media files to be created.
  • Multimedia Outreach is focused on contacting institutional and individual media creators outside of the community and negotiate publishing their works under a free license. For an example scientific photos at research institutes, collaboration with projects that produce science videos, contacting city authorities to upload photos of their village, individuals making time-lapse photography, eg from the surroundings of construction or demolition of a significant building, a capture of changes of protected areas in the seasons, etc. Promotion public awareness, which consists of an education and promotion of Wikimedia multimedia projects. Help beginners with taking and uploading pictures are also part of it. These are the projects of the Program manager. The person will undertake various projects of his own within the scope mentioned above.
  • EU Advocacy. Wikimedia Czech Republic will provide a modest contribution to the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group in the EU. WM CZ is an active member of this initiative and cooperates with various associations in the Czech Republic when it comes to the promotion of ideas of Free knowledge and Free education. Given the fact that EU Advocacy is related closely to media acquisition (Freedom of panorama, licensing of scanned documents, etc), the intended expenses belong to this program.

Education & institutional collaboration

 
Senior course in library Ostrava-Michálkovice
 
Illustration of an instruction for senior courses - How to upload a picture
 
Our senior trainer (Vojtěch Veselý) preseniting senior program on Fresh senior festival
 
Librarians who have graduated How to teach seniors to write Wikipedia course
 
Methusalem's star as a Wikipedia honor for certificated librarians
 
Illustration of summary for pupils about primary, secondary and trial sources
 
Astronomical editathon in Brno
 
Seminar about copyrights in Prague
Overview

The overall goal of this program is to attract new editors and support them during their first steps on Wikipedia and sister projects. In the same time, we would like to create good conditions and friendly space for educators (teachers and Wikimedia trainers) who are involved in education programs. The new content on Wikipedia is considered as a very welcomed side effect, not as a primary goal.

Achievements and experience so far

Our efforts to collaborate with educational institutions date back to 2011 when a university-oriented ambassador program was started. This was later reinforced with a successful spin-off focusing mostly on senior citizens. Educational institutions (such as schools and libraries) play an important role in our outreach efforts. Our work in this environment is getting more intense every year. Since 2016 it has been supported by our education manager Gabriela Boková who - with cooperation with our chief trainer Vojtěch Veselý - has managed to professionalize and extend our education efforts. The focus has been on scaling up the projects, certifying the education program as a part of the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, redesigning a workshop for librarians to significantly improve its impact and implementing the Programs & Events Dashboard. The professionalization has enabled us to improve the results of the existing projects and start completely new projects (such as workshops for teachers).

Projects

Students Write Wikipedia is a program focusing primarily on cooperation with universities on creating and improving articles related to studied branch. We started in 2011 and almost all universities in Czech Republic have been since involved in the program. Because Wikimedia Czech Republic cannot provide its own resources for every lecture in every class, we will aim for creation of an interactive guide for students. This will be followed by a set of instructions for teachers (such as how to use the Education & Event Dashboard and a description of steps necessary for involvement in the project. Despite all that we will still arrange a certain amount of school workshops in order to keep our touch with the target group. These face-to-face events will help us to understand better the needs of the target group as well as their motivation why they are interested in joining.

  • Goals
    • 10 teachers who regularly organize seminar how to edit Wikipedia for their students without help of wikipedians
    • to make a list of teacher's and student's needs and obstacles to know how WMCZ can support them in the program
  • Activities which help us to achieve our goals:
    • organize a seminar for teachers about the program
    • organize a workshop for students how to edit Wikipedia
    • to create an interactive guide for students
    • to create an easy and well understood instruction guide for teachers

Seniors Write Wikipedia is a project started in 2013. The senior program brings more diversity to Czech Wikipedia thanks to the involvement of older people with different experiences. We are also proud of the program is for free so our courses are low-threshold and anyone can start to edit. Since then we have successfully organized more than 40 courses and we have had almost 400 participants from 14 towns and cities. Thanks a methodology prepared for trainers our program grew more and more professional over time. The methodology contains a course curriculum, instructions, tips for lectures and a sophisticated feedback. In WMCZ strategic document for 2018 we are planning to continue running courses for seniors in major cities (Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň), while a different approach will be taken for regional capitals and smaller towns. In these more remove places, we educate local librarians how to lecture their own courses. For them we have designed a specialized type of course called "How to teach seniors to write Wikipedia". This will help them to understand the basics of Wikipedia editing, to present Wikipedia in their home library and to arrange a course there. Given our resources and experience we have determined that this is the only way for WMCZ how to extend the program and keep it sustainable all over the Czech Republic. Having in mind the growth of our activities within the senior citizens program, Wikimedia Czech Republic has contracted a coordinator for the senior project. The position is funded by the resources WMCZ obtained thanks to its own fundraising activities.

  • We have also arranged courses for the senior citizens that are more skilled in Wikipedia editing. These take place on a regular basis in Prague. Over a certain period of time we were able to create a distinct community of senior citizens who edit Wikipedia in Czech regularly. By supporting them more, we intend to help them to became co-trainers and also help other senior citizens. In order to foster this, we would like to arrange a specific WikiTown for senior citizens. WikiTown for seniors is independent of the 'main' WikiTown (mentioned above) but builds upon its key principles. The goal of this two-day event will be to provide better coverage of both pictures for Wikimedia Commons and articles on Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects. We will also arrange a postcard scanning workshop and obtain other historical materials for scanning.
  • Goals
    • to stabilize cooperation with institutions in big cities (Prague, Brno, Plzeň, Ostrava) and to have regular senior courses there
    • to involve more librarians as trainers for senior courses and have at least two courses per semester teached by them
    • to involve seniors into wiki community and encourage at least two seniors to be part of chapter's activities (to present senior program on conference, to be a co-trainer on course, …)
  • Activities which help us to achieve our goals
    • courses for seniors
    • training for librarians
    • Senior WikiTown

Teach (with) Wiki is a program focusing on elementary and secondary school students. Since many university students already have their hobbies pretty much settled and it is not that easy to bring them to long-term Wikipedia editing, WMCZ initiated the the Teach (with) Wiki program in 2016, aiming on elementary school students. The goal of the program is to develop critical thinking and digital literacy through activities related to Wikipedia. This will help the students to work with Wikipedia in a different role than just a reader and help us develop ways of engaging the youngest potential contributors – indeed, many of us started editing Wikipedia very early, often at secondary school.

  • Wikimedia Czech Republic has seen the Teach with Wiki program successfully running in various elementary and secondary schools during the entire year of 2017. The chapter became an educational institution certificated by Czech Ministry of Education and created a certificated educational program for teachers helping them to present Wikipedia in their classes. The first run of this certified program is expected for spring 2018. Then we will receive feedback that will help us to improve the content of our course. In its second run later in the future the participation on the program will be paid. This will help WMCZ to make at least some of our educational projects to be self-sufficient.
  • During 2018, we would like to continue in creating new activities for elementary school students as well as in starting with new out-of-school activities, which will both help us to work with younger children (age 10+). In summer we will arrange the first Czech Wikicamp. This, however, needs to be based on the experience we would like to gather from Wikimedia Armenia, which successfully undertook similar projects earlier. That is why we would like to send one trainer and 1-2 Czech participants to Wikicamp Armenia. At the same time, our Czech trainer can share our know-how with the senior program. After that, we will organize our own Wikicamp for children aged 10-15.
  • Goals:
    • to involve at least 10 (elementary or high) schools into the program
    • to try to work with children aged 10-15 and engage them in Wikipedia and its sister projects
  • Activities which help us to achieve our goals:
    • to organize How to use Wikipedia a seminar for teachers in class
    • to get know-how from Wikimedia Armenia related to Wikicamps
    • to organize a Wikicamp

GLAM platform has a strong presence in Wikimedia Czech Republic. For the upcoming year we would like to continue in its development. We have built up a network of GLAM partners, including the National Library of the Czech Republic, the National Technical Library, The Moravian Library, the Prague Zoo and the National Heritage Institute. We are proud of the events arranged with such institutions on regular basis. Several edit-a-thons are already planned for 2018: one in the Scientific Library of Olomouc focusing on history of the region, one in the National Technical Library and another one in the Prague Zoo focused on their animals. The Prague Zoo is also considering hiring a Wikipedian-in-residence and we plan to actively support that with our know-how. The development if our GLAM initiatives will be supported by the new project manager for multimedia (from October 2017) – fostering collaboration with institutions to improve multimedia content.

  • Goals:
    • to extend the program and to initiate new cooperation with at least 4 new institutions
    • to strengthen our cooperation with at least 2 institutions and design events that will be arranged by both WMCZ and our partners on a regular basis.
  • Activities which help us to achieve our goals:
    • arranging workshops and edit-a-thons
    • addressing new institutions with offers for cooperation

Trainings for the Wikimedia community help our volunteers to stay in touch with more complicated issues. In 2017 WMCZ has arranged a copyright-related seminar for a group of 15 people. Aside of that WMCZ also trained 2 new trainers for senior courses (on an individual basis). We want to arrange new workshops and edit-a-thons in order to make our community stronger and more developed. For that we will also be addressing new institutions and offering them cooperation. We also arrange regular meetups (in Prague and Brno) where we talk with community members about their needs and requirements for volunteer involvement.

Wikidata & tech

 
Wikidata workshop in Pardubice in 2017
 
Screenshot of Wikinity, a tool developed by our volunteers in 2017 to display points of interest in need of a picture on a map
 
A flyer created to promote the Wikimedia Commons mobile app among hackathon participants in Vienna 2017
Overview

The overall goal here is to harness the incredible energy of editors working in Wikidata, creating the first 'database that anyone can edit'. We are also using Wikidata to improve the Wikimedia Commons Android App in a partnership with the app's volunteer developers.

Achievements and experience so far

First efforts with Wikidata in our chapter started two years ago as a part of the Media Acquisition Program (program #1) where we aimed to create a simple map for our photographers with all the points of interest worth capturing for Wikipedia Commons. It later grew into a full program but the stress on map data remains – we have supported the Wikimedia Commons App team in 2017 and organized a pre-hackathon which lead to the "nearby places" feature. Additional activities include trainings for Wikidata editors and Wikidata wannabe-editors and also partnerships with institutions to donate data to Wikidata.

Projects
  • Wikidata workshops will take place again in 2018. One is an almost regular event now – a meeting of Czech Wikidata editors in the city of Pardubice in the heart of the country. The plan is organize another day of talks and practical trainings for both beginners and advanced users; it could also be combined with course on handling data donated by an institution. A second workshop is planned in collaboration with the staffers of the National Technical Library - some of whom are Wikidata contributors using advanced Python bots on a regular basis. We plan to work on better integrating the Polythematic Structured Subject Heading System (PSH) of the National Technical Library with Wikidata, among other things. By the end of 2018, major progress will have been made on this goal.
  • Collaboration with the National Library of the Czech Republic will focus on integrating another subject heading system, this one called TKDIV and based on bibliographic terminology. A grant proposal has been filed by the staff of the National Library to create ontological relationships between the terms in their database using properties in Wikidata and then import the database into Wikidata; if approved, we will provide support and training for the project organizers.
  • Promotion of the Wikimedia Commons mobile app aims to increase the usage of the Wikimedia Commons mobile app worldwide. We will use the network of Wikimedia chapters and various communication channels in the Wikimedia community to spread the word about the app, inform about new developments and incite Wikimedia Commons photographers to install it and use it. A Facebook page or group will be started and curated for the fans of the app. This will provide the volunteer developer team with much-needed logistical support of an institution.
  • Further technical development of the Wikimedia Commons app will be funded by our chapter according to decisions made in the developer community. We are part of the decision-making community since 2016 and we were happy to invite many of its members to the prehackathon in Prague in 2017, which concentrated on the mobile app. The technical development was funded in 2016 and 2017 through a successful Individual Engagement Grant which is being renewed until February 2018 with our logistical support. The developer team has decided to accept the offer of Wikimedia Czech Republic to use our grant infrastructure and our status of a Wikimedia affiliate to access the funds for further development after February 2018, until the team finds a more permanent funding solution in collaboration with us. We will take on the role of product managers and coordinate the small team of experienced developers from inside the community. We will hire User:Misaochan who has been the centerpiece of the Wikimedia Commons mobile app community and use a freelancing platform to fund key technical improvements for five more months. These improvements include (but may not be limited to):
    • Editing Wikipedia article to include image that was just uploaded
    • Android system notifications
    • Localizing the labels on the 'nearby map'
    • Allowing user to manually select a location for Nearby search
    • Adding support for 'Campaigns' and 'Badges' in the mobile app (gamification)
    • Adding limited connection mode
    • Designing and developing a new main screen displaying various information
The result will be a more user-friendly app with new features which were in many cases directly asked for by the user community. Together with promotional activities, we will increase the number of app users from the present approximately 3000 to at least 4000, an annual increase of 25%.


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 1,0 1,0 -
Project manager for education 0,75 0,75 -
Project manager for multimedia 0,5 0,5 -
Contractor for education administration 0,2 0,2 -
Contractor for fundraising 0,2 0,2 -
Contractor for expanses mangement administration 0,075 0,075 -
Total (should equal the sum of the rows): 2,725 2,725 -

Table 4 notes or explanation of significant changes:

  • Wikimedia Czech Republic wishes to continue with all employees hired until the end of 2017. We will continue with the same FTEs for all staff and contractors. Same holds true for the the project manager for multimedia (staff) and a fundraiser (contractor) who were hired in the last quarter of 2017 (according to our plans). Some increase in FTEs on these positions is projected for 2019. The position of the project manager was developed from a position of the Wikipedian in Brno which is broadened to include a mix of outreach activities aimed at Czech community of volunteer photographers, acquisition of freely licensed media and GLAM collaborations.
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?
  • CZK: 1,329,000
  • USD: 60,496
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?
  • CZK: 1,625,500
  • USD: 73,993

An increase compared to 2017 is due to the fact that employees were recruited in the course of 2017.


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 10,000 455 very likely estimate
Individual donors 4,800 218 not guaranteed
Donations 115,000 5,235 planning to request funding at a later time
Project and public grants 70,000 3,186 planning to request funding at a later time
Other funding earmarked for advocacy 22,000 1,001 separate grant from WMF
APG funding 2,988,525 136,038 [1] requesting funding
Total revenues (should equal the sum of the rows): 3,210,325 146,134 -


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) 0 0 100,000 4,552 100,000 4,552
Upcoming year (e.g. 2018) - - - - 391,500 17,821
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.
  • 13,269 USD - The calculation see in the file "operational reserves".
  • We did not have any operational reserves in previous years. In the second part of 2017, we built minor operational reserves on our account with finances that are not tied to any project and were not obtained from grants in previous years. But it is not sufficient for the growing number of responsibilities we have. Because of that, we started to build operational reserves for 2018. We have included employee salaries in the operational reserve as follows according to the notice period (3 months or 1 month for contractors). The notice period for renting the office is two months. Then we have to continue in basic services which means accountancy, bank, administration, phone cost for three months too. Reserves are to be used in the critical case of running out of funds.


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
Media Acquisition 230,500 10,492
Education & Institutional Collaboration 336,500 15,317
Wikidata Content & Community 288,000 13,110
Total program expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 855,000 38,920

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) 855,000 38,920
Operations (excludes staff and programs) 517,525 23,557
Upcoming staff total expenses (from Table 4) 1,625,500 73,993
Total expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 2,998,025 136,470

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


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  1. Including operational reserves 13,269 USD