Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/AfroCROWD-Championing Communities of African Descent on and in Wikimedia and Improving the relevance of Wikipedia and open technology to communities of Color/Midpoint Report

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Report Status: Draft

Funding program: Wikimedia Community Fund

Report type: Midpoint

Due date: 2023-01-13T00:00:00Z

Application Final Learning Report


General informationEdit

This form is for organizations, groups, or individuals receiving Wikimedia Community Funds or Wikimedia Alliances Funds to report on their midpoint results. See the Wikimedia Community Fund application if you want to review the initial proposal.

  • Name of Organization: AfroCROWD
  • Title of Proposal: AfroCROWD: Championing Communities of African Descent on and in Wikimedia and Improving the relevance of Wikipedia and open technology to communities of Color
  • Amount awarded: 133489.33
  • Amount spent: USD,

Part 1 Understanding your workEdit

1. Briefly describe how your strategies and activities proposed were implemented and if any changes to what was proposed are worth highlighting?

2. Were there any strategies or approaches that you feel are effective in achieving your goals? Please describe these.

3. What challenges or obstacles have you encountered? What will you do differently going forward?

4. Please describe how different Wikimedia communities are being informed about your work. Provide any useful links that illustrate community engagement.

5. Is there anything else you would like to share about how your efforts helped to bring in participants and/or build content, particularly for underrepresented groups?

N/A

6. In your application, you outlined your learning priorities for this fund. What are you learning about these areas during this period?

7. What are the next steps and opportunities you’ll be focusing on for the second half of your project?

Part 2: MetricsEdit

8a. In your application, you outlined some core metrics that you would like to measure and the targets for each metric. In the following table please highlight the metrics and describe the qualitative or quantitative results to date, if applicable. You can also provide any comments or analysis regarding these results and mention the tools used.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Number of participants Our events will be open to people of all backgrounds with a special focus on people of African descent. The number of participants in all activities will be 1000+. Out of that number at least 600 people will be new participants. 600
Number of editors Our events will be open to people of all backgrounds with a special focus on people of African descent. The number of editors in all activities will be 1000+. Out of that number at least 500 people will be new editors. 500
Number of organizers The number of organizers in the project is 50. Additionally, we will have 4 new organizers that will help to oversee, monitor and plan project activities such as edit-a-thons, online and offline meetings etc.) 50
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Wikipedia Wikipedia

1000 new articles edited related to topics on cultures and communities of Africa and the African diaspora and associated topics.

1000 N/A N/A N/A
Wikimedia Commons We aim to have 350 images uploaded to Wikimedia commons. 350 N/A N/A N/A
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8b. In your application, you outlined some additional metrics that you would like to measure and the targets for each metric. In the following table please highlight the metrics and describe the qualitative or quantitative results to date, if applicable. You can also provide any comments or analysis regarding these results and mention the tools used.

Additional Metrics
Additional Metrics Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of activities developed N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A As the project aims to be open to people of all backgrounds with a special focus on people of African descent, we expect strong interest from the public and aim to have over 1000 participants throughout the 3 years of the events. 1000 N/A N/A N/A
N/A We aim to have an educational event at least once a month for the 3 years. 36 N/A N/A N/A
N/A We aim to hold surveys inclusive of self identification and asking questions related to responses to question 19 600 N/A N/A N/A
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9. Are you having any difficulties collecting data to measure your results?

N/A

10. Are you collaborating and sharing learning with Wikimedia affiliates or community members?

10a. Please describe how and what has proved to be most effective.

11. Documentation of your work process, story, and impact.

  • Below there is a section to upload files, videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g. communications materials, blog posts, compelling quotes, social media posts, etc.).
  • Below is an additional field to type in link URLs. You can include any monitoring tool links (dashboards, etc), surveys, training materials, presentations, and other URLs. We also recommend you share your findings in the form of a learning pattern. Click on this link to find out more. If you create any learning patterns, please link them below.

Part 3: Financial reporting and complianceEdit

12. Please state the total amount spent in your local currency.

13. Local currency type

14. Please report the funds received and spending in the currency of your fund.

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  • Report funds received and spent, if template not used.

15. Based on your implementation and learning to date, do you have any plans to make changes to the budget spending?

15a. Please provide an explanation on how you hope to adjust this.

N/A

16. We’d love to hear any thoughts you have on how the experience of being a grantee has been so far.