Grants:APG/Proposals/2019-2020 round 1/Wikimedia Nederland/Proposal form
- 1. In order to support community review, please provide a brief description of your organization's work in the upcoming funding period.
As in previous years, the 2020 annual plan is based on the WMNL 2017-2020 multi-year strategy. This outlines the three core program areas of Wikimedia Nederland:
- Community: projects and activities that aim to support the Wikimedia community in its work, and bring in new edtors
- Free content: projects, activities and partnerships with knowledge and heritage institutions with the aim of making digital collections available for reuse on Wikimedia.
- Outreach: projects and activities aimed at the general public, (national and European) policy makers and knowledge and heritage institutions that are not (yet) actively involved with Wikimedia.
The annual plan presents a concise list of activities that Wikimedia Netherlands wants to organize in 2020 in order to contribute to the objectives of the long-term strategy. The plan leaves enough room for activities that will unexectedly come our way in the course of the year. Experience shows that Wikimedia Netherlands is regularly approached by institutions or people with ideas for content donations, events or the appointment of a WiR. The plan explicitly leaves room to respond to such initiatives.
The common thread for 2020 is increasing diversity - both within the content of the Wikimedia projects and within the Wikimedia community.
At the heart of the 'Community' and 'Open Knowledge' programs are activities aimed at encouraging active participation in Wikimedia projects by individuals and institutions. In addition, we want to enable GLAM institutions and knowledge institutions to independently share their knowledge and collections via the Wikimedia projects. We will further expand this in 2020.
In order to encourage the flow of Dutch and European grants and subsidies to Wikimedia-activities, we will increase our efforts in fundraising and sponsoring.
We will regularly reach out to the members and the wider wiki community to make them aware of the possibilities to become active in WMNL projects, or to receive (logistical and financial) support for activities.
- 2. Name, fiscal year, and funding period.
- Legal name of organization: Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland
- Organization's fiscal year: 01/01-12/31
- 12-month funding period requested: 01/01/20 - 12/31/20
- Currency requested: Euro
- Name of primary contact: Sandra Rientjes
- 3. Amount requested.
|Total expenses for the upcoming year||413,500||451,387|
|APG funding requested for the upcoming year||340,000||371,153|
|Amount of funding received from WMF for the current year||340,000||371,153|
- 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 Nederland developed its plans for 2020 in consultation with the community. We organised brainstorming meetings and on-wiki discussions for the annual plan 2020. We invited the community to participate in these discussions via announcements in the various village pumps and via the mailinglists.
- Throughout the year, we remain in contact with the community via irc, the WMNL-wiki and the newsletter. A staffmember and a board member are always present at the WikiSaturdays, when community members come to the WMNL office.
- 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
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) 414,275 452,233 390,000 425,734 405,000 442,109 Expenses 444,275 484,982 400,000 436,650 453,784 495,363
Table 2 notes:
Programs: upcoming year's annual planEdit
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- other languages WP + WS: Number of items added or improved on other language versions (i.e. non-Dutch) of Wikipedia and Wikisource
- Retention: Number of people who registered as editors during a WMNL-activity and are still active three months after the activity was completed
Program Participants Newly registered Content pages other languages WP + WS Retention Community 276 80 2000 750 20 Free Content 552 160 48,000 3,750 20 Outreach 1472 40 0 0 0 TOTAL FOR ALL PROGRAMS 2300 280 50,000 4,500 40
Table 3 notes:
- At least 15% of the results will be related to activities under Gendergap and Netherlands and the World.
- This table presents the results WMNL intends to achieve in 2020. However, these metrics are not the only measure by which WMNL determines whether activities or donations were successful and/or should be continued. For example, the difference between training a few editors who contribute high-quality content versus training a large group that contributes only once in a while is not expressed in any of these metrics. Other examples include the quality of added content and community diversity and health. Such non-metrics are not visible in the table below, but they are an integral part of the story that WMNL intends to tell in its annual report and its outreach efforts in general. These non-metrics are also fundamental for WMNL’s long-term strategy to be an active intermediary between Dutch GLAM institutions and Wikimedia-users.
Focus on diversityEdit
The global Wikimedia Strategic Direction 2030 reinforces our decision to focus on diversity, both in terms of content and within the community. We are working on free content that is relevant to readers of Wikimedia projects worldwide, not just in the Netherlands. We also support the pursuit of a diverse community of Wikimedia editors in the Netherlands.
The aim is to enrich information by, for and about women in order to reduce the unequal (re) presentation of content on Wikiprojects between men and women. And to motivate more women to contribute to Wikipedia.
- Encourage and facilitate cooperation with organizations that want to share relevant knowledge and collections
- Supporting the Gender gap group
- Developing an internship project and supervising intern who will make an inventory of available knowledge and best practices regarding gender gap.
The Netherlands and the WorldEdit
The Netherlands and the World contributes to the diversity of Wikimedia projects by working on making available knowledge and collections in the Netherlands that are particularly relevant to other parts of the world. In addition, we encourage groups with a recent or historical migration background to become active within the Wikimedia projects.
The sub-project 'Wiki goes Caribbean' aims to expand and improve the information about Suriname and the Caribbean on the Wikimedia projects.
- supporting the community both in the Caribbean and in the Netherlands
- collaboration with GLAM and educational institutions on Aruba, and Curaçao and facilitating content donations
- supporting the community behind the Papiamento-Wikipedia
- realizing financing for longer-term cooperation via a Wikimedian in Residence program
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.
FTEs Department or function End of current funding period End of upcoming funding period Explanation of changes executive director 1 1 - project coordinator 1.5 1.5 - communications 0.5 0.5 - office management 1 1 - Total (should equal the sum of the rows): 4 4 -
Table 4 notes or explanation of significant changes:
- 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?
€ 240,000 (USD 261,990)
- 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?
€ 250,000 (USD 272,907)
Financials: upcoming yearEdit
Detailed budget: upcoming yearEdit
Revenues: upcoming yearEdit
Anticipated revenues for the upcoming funding period Revenue source Currency requested US dollars Status (e.g. guaranteed, application) APG 340,000 371,153 requested donations 30,000 32,749 membership fees 5,000 5,458 guaranteed, barring unexpected change in membership numbers grants and sponsorships 40,000 43,665 Total revenues (should equal the sum of the rows): 415,000 453,025 -
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.
Year Year start Year start (US) Year-to-date Year-to-date (US) Year end Year end (US) Current year (e.g. 2017) 203,900 252,056 - - 150,000 163,744 Upcoming year (e.g. 2018) - - - - 150,000 163,744
Explanation: of the €203,900 held in reserve on January 1, 2019, €34,543 is a designated reserve (i.e. a donation of €100,000 received in 2017, and distributed over three years). At the end of 2018 we added 35,000 to the general reserve as we received a €50.000 legacy that year. This has been used in 2019 to fund extra activities, such as the Wiki Goes Caribbean training mission. Hence the withdrawal of funds from the reserve.
- 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.
Expenses: upcoming year's annual planEdit
- 1. Expenses by program (excludes staff and operations).
Program Currency requested US dollars Community 29,000 31,657 Free content 23,000 25,107 Outreach 17,000 18,558 Total program expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 69,000 75,322
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.
Expense type Currency requested US dollars Program expenses (total from Table 7, excludes staff) 69,000 75,322 Operations (excludes staff and programs) 94,500 103,159 Upcoming staff total expenses (from Table 4) 250,000 272,907 Total expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 413,500 451,388
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
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- 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.