Grants:PEG/WM HU/Promotional Items/Report

Project Goal: To produce Wikimedia-themed promotional items.

Description of actual activities:

As part of this grant, two types of T-shirts were produced in June 2011: 29 t-shirts for our WikiCamp event and 80 shirts bearing the new Wikipedia logo.

The Wikicamp t-shirts were distributed to the participants of our WikiCamp event; the Wikipedia-themed T-shirts will be distributed at future events.

What lessons were learned that could help others succeed in similar projects? Printing in small quantities and with more than one colour is expensive; average time to produce an item is about two weeks.

In future we would like to create items bearing the Wikimedia-logo, and come up with a better way of distributing items that is motivating for the volunteers and is cost effective.

The requested grant amount was not enough to diversify the types of objects we can offer beyond T-shirts.

What impact did the project have on WMF mission goals of Increased Reach, Increased Quality, Increased Credibility, Increased and Diversified Participation? At least 29 Wikipedians were made happier in the WikiCamp event and we expect this effect to spread to 80 more people who will have received the other type of T-shirt.

Detail of expenditures:

Documentation of expenditures has been received by WMF.

  • T-shirts (produced in two batches):
    • 132 410 HUF ($699; $1 = 189.18 HUF)
    • 6 555 HUF ($34.56; $1 = 189.64 HUF)
    • Total: 138 965 HUF ($733.56)

Dollar amounts based on the applicable central exchange rate of the Hungarian National Bank.

Amount underspent in US Dollars: $16.44

Remaining funds from this grant have been returned to WMF in the amount of US$ 16.44.

Will you be requesting re-allocation of remaining grant funding? No