Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Wikimedia Nederland work program 2022-2023

statusCompleted
Wikimedia Nederland work program 2022-2023
start date2022-01-012022-01-01T00:00:00Z
end date2023-12-312023-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)360000 EUR
amount requested (USD)403745 USD
amount recommended (USD)828745
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionNWE
decision fiscal year2021-22
funding program roundRound 1
applicant and people related to proposalSRientjes
organization (if applicable)Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland

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Applicant details edit

Wikimedia username(s):

SRientjes

Organization:

Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland

G. Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

H. Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

Yes

H.1 Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?

Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed (Digital heritage network),

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschappen (dept. of Education, Culture & Science), V-fonds (Fund for commemoration of WW II) GO-fonds (Fund for library and archive innovation), Fonds1818 (Regional fund province Zuid-Holland) + a private grantmaker who wishes to remain anonymous

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?

No

M1. Fiscal organization name.

N/A

Additional information edit

R. Where will this proposal be implemented?

Netherlands

S. Please indicate whether your work will be focused on one country (local), more than one or several countries in your region (regional) or has a cross-regional (global) scope:

International

S1. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

T. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)

Website: www.wikimedia.nl

Blog: https://www.wikimedia.nl/actueel/blog/ Facebook: WikimediaNL Twitter: @wmnl Linked In: Wikimedia Nederland WMNL wiki: nl.wikimedia.org

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?

No

M1. Fiscal organization name.

N/A

Proposal edit

1. What is the overall vision of your organization and how does this proposal contribute to this? How does this proposal connect to past work and learning?

Wikimedia Nederland (WMNL), as part of the global Wikimedia movement, provides an environment where volunteers and organizations work together to gather and disseminate free knowledge. WMNL develops and supports free knowledge throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands (in Europe and the Caribbean), and in all languages spoken within the Kingdom. WMNL sees itself as the broker between the Wikimedia projects, the Wikimedia community and wider society.

2. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important?

Challenges + *solutions re. Movement Strategy recommendations:

SUSTAINABILITY Editor numbers in Dutch WM communities are stagnant, especially in the WP-community. Limited interest among young Wikimedians in WMNL activities. Financial dependende on WMF. EU/national law can negatively affect the Wikimedia projects. Steady influx of new editors, especially from underrepresented groups

  • Increased funding from non-WMF sources for WMNL
  • Increased revenue through banner fundraising on NLWP
  • Increased appreciation of free knowledge & the Wikimedia projects among general public and key stakeholders

SAFETY&INCLUSION Surveys show Dutch Wikimedia community is not representative of the general population regarding gender and ethnic background. Working climate on NLWP is not seen as constructive and welcoming.

  • UCoC is fully implemented and enforced;
  • Netherlands’ Wikimedia communities have skills to establish a constructive & safe atmosphere

IMPACT Because of the lack of diversity in the community, coverage of certain topics is inadequate. In NLWP, there are gaps concerning the Dutch Caribbean, women, and (post-)colonial history. Also, not all topics with high social relevance are adequately covered.

  • Wikimedia content in Dutch & Papiamentu is expanded to be socially relevant, in particular for groups that face(d) discrimination, exclusion or oppression

COORDINATE BETWEEN STAKEHOLDERS GLAM & education partners request more support than WMNL can give. Partnerships can be dependent on one enthusiastic employee, and therefore unstable.

  • Active information exchange, knowledge transfer and networking with/between all WMNL partners & better access to tools, manuals and peer-advice

INVEST IN SKILLS&LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT There is a lack of editors willing to take on roles such as admin or arbcom. The group of active WMNL volunteers with organisational and technical skills is small. There is limited involvement in international activities from the Dutch community.

  • Relevant capacity building opportunities for editors and partners
  • Support for Dutch Wikimedians actively involved in international activities, governance and decision-making

EQUITY IN DECISION MAKING Netherlands’ community involvement in international governance is limited. There is a narrow base of contact between WMNL and the editing community.

  • WMNL actively shares its expertise with the international movement.
  • Open dialogue between WMNL and Dutch community.

SEE ALSO ANNUAL PLAN & MULTIYEAR PLAN!

3. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Over the past ten years, WMNL has established a network of partners in the GLAM and education sectors, and developed a good track record in implementing partnership projects.

The coming two years, we will capitalize on partnership opportunities offered by the Dutch government’s policy re. digitization of heritage, especially colonial heritage. This will also provide opportunities to consolidate wikipartnerships with public institutions.

We will make use of the awareness in Dutch society that certain groups have long been underrepresented, to work towards knowledge equity. We will focus on mobilizing and retaining editors from these groups to achieve the Movement Strategy 2030 goals concerning inclusion and impact.

We will build on, expand and strengthen our existing partnerships with institutions in the Dutch Caribbean, with womens’ & lgbtiq+groups, and WM-affiliates in regions that are linked to the Dutch colonial past. We will also work with parties in the Dutch Caribbean that aim to promote the use and conservation of the Papiamentu language.

WMNL is financially dependent on WMF. This is a longstanding source of uncertainty at the basis of WMNL, as WMF's course towards chapters remains unclear. We are going to use our growing experience in generating project funds, and increased societal support for free knowledge, to realize more funds, and actively expand our network of donors.

To achieve our goals, we will use a mix of the different activities

  • trainings, workshops and e-learning,
  • hackathons, edit-a-thons, conferences
  • partnerships and wikimedians in residence
  • edit-challenges, -sprints and contests, writing events
  • technical guidance and advice, tools, manuals and knowledge exchange
  • lobbying, social media, press contacts.

Experience has taught us that:

  • One-off activities do not 'stick': editor trainings need to be supported with follow-up activities, one-on-one coaching, or support through social media.
  • best results are achieved through a combination of activity types.

We will analyze the best combination for each goal. For 2022 we plan to organise at least 45 individual events. Including a Techstorm, a developers Hackathon,WikiConNl, mediatraining, monthly women's and lgbti- writing meetups, and Wikipedia*Wikidata training.In addition we will run a programme of technical support. More detail in our multiyear strategy and annual plan, which also state SMART objectives.

4. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

To make WMNL a focal point in a vibrant and productive network of partners and volunteers, sharing and stimulating free knowledge in the Netherlands, the Dutch Caribbean and regions where there are Dutch historic colonial and trading ties. To promote implementation of the Movement Strategy recommendations. In particular, to contribute to knowledge equity and inclusion by facilitating contributions by underrepresented volunteers and institutions. To support volunteers & partners.

5. Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      

Yes

5.1 If yes, provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan?

We estimate for year two a 3% increase.

6. Please include a timeline (operational calendar) for your proposal.

7. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Wikimedia Nederland has a staff of 4 fte, which is sufficient to deliver the current plan. It is, however, insufficient to fully meet the demand for our help and services, especially if we want to make full use of current opportunities for knowledge equity and inclusion of previously underrepresented groups. We wish to expand the staff to at least 5 fte, but will do so from external funding.

Team:

  • Sandra Rientjes - 1 fte - Executive Director - User:SRientjes
  • Michelle van Lanschot - 0,8 fte - project coordinator - User:MichellevL (WMNL)
  • Vacancy/recruitment in progress - 0,7 fte - project coordinator
  • Germien Cox - 0,5 fte - communications User:Germien Cox
  • Kirsten Jansen - 1 fte - office management and event organiser User:JansenKirsten

Ultimate responsibility for the implementation of the annual plan and multi-annual plan lies with the Board of WMNL:

  • Lotte Belice Baltussen - open knowledge/cultural partnerships - user:Lottebelice
  • Justus de Bruijn - secretary - user:JustusdB
  • Lizzy Jongma -open knowledge/cultural partnerships- user:LizzyJongma
  • Bart Nieuwenhuis - treasurer -
  • Heleen Ririassa - marketing and communication
  • Jan-Bart de Vreede - chair - user:Jan-Bart
  • Michel Wesseling - user:Michelgwesseling - donors and sponsoring

For the implementation of activities, WMNL works with a group of 30 Wikimedians who act as volunteer organisers, trainers, coaches and technical advisors.

https://www.wikimedia.nl/wie-wij-zijn/wie-is-wie/

8. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Geography, Language, Sexual Orientation, Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

8.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.


9. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Advocacy, Public Policy, Climate Change and sustainability, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Diversity

10. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Please note, we had previously asked about inclusion and diversity in terms of CONTENTS, in this question we are asking about the diversity of PARTICIPANTS. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Age

11. What are your strategies for engaging participants, particularly those that currently are non-Wikimedia?

We will increase the involvement of groups that face(d) exclusion and discrimination. One of the lessons we learned over the past years, is that retaining editors & partners requires a consistent programme of follow-up activities after ‘first contact’. Retention of new editors especially benefits from offering a safe social environment where they can get to know other editors with similar interests and backgrounds. We are open to partner with any organisation that shares the Wikimedia mission, but will prioritise those that can contribute to knowledge equity and inclusion. Our aim is to provide tools and training that will allow partners to find their way in the Wikiworld, and involve them in an active network of like minded institutions. WMNL provides support to all Wikimedians, we don't develop activities exclusively for members. We will increase the involvement of younger WIkimedians (

Increased funding from non-WMF sources & Increased revenue through banner fundraising

  • private & public grantmakers, private citizens, media

Increased appreciation of free knowledge & Wikimedia projects

  • civil servants, politicians
  • orgs working for open knowledge, internet freedom
  • opinion leaders
  • media

Steady influx of new editors, especially from underrepresented groups & Wikimedia content expanded to be relevant to all

  • Education: students, teachers in Caribbean studies and gender studies
  • GLAM: Dutch Caribbean cultural orgs
  • women’s organisations
  • organisations representing LGBTI+ community
  • Dutch SDG network

Current Wikimedia communities

Active information exchange, knowledge transfer and networking between WMNL partners & good access to tools, manuals and peer-advice

  • staff of WMNL partners in education and GLAM

Capacity building opportunities for editors and partners

  • staff of WMNL partners in education and GLAM
  • Wikimedians

More Dutch Wikimedians are actively involved in international activities, governance and decision-making

  • Wikimedia community

UCoC implemented and enforced; the Nl Wikimedia communities work in a constructive & safe atmosphere

  • Wikimedia communities
  • WMNL members

WMNL shares its expertise with the international movement.

  • affiliates
  • WMF&Chairs group, SWAN

There is open dialogue between WMNL and the Dutch community.

  • Dutch Wikimedia community

12. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants and promoting the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy, and/or equivalent local policies and processes?

Since 2015 WMNL has a Friendly Space Policy (BVR) to ensure that anyone can feel safe when participating in WMNL activities, or using WMNL channels & platforms. Every participant is asked to agree to the BVR upon registration; there is a BVR contact person at every activity. Incidents are reported to these contacts, but they can also proactively intervene. In 2021, a WMNL working group updated the BVR to ensure that it complies with the UCoC. The update now specifies desirable behavior, following the example of the UCoC. It also provides more gradations in sanctions. It ensures confidentiality in reporting, with due regard for the privacy of all involved. The update makes explicit roles and responsibilities in implementation. The final step is updating procedures and training requirements, inspired by the Enforcement draft guidelines. The revised BVR will come into force in 2022, after WMNL staff, board and selected volunteers have been trained in its implementation.

13. Do you have plans to work with Wikimedia communities, groups, or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

Yes

13.1 If yes, please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

WMNL works with the Wikimedia communities based in the EU-Netherlands & the Dutch Caribbean, and with the communities of Wikimedia projects in the Dutch, Frysian, Papiamentu, Limburgian and Lowersaxon languages.

We discuss the development of annual plans and multi year plans via (zoom)meeting and the WMNL wiki. The plans are approved by the WMNL general assembly

We have an ongoing partnership with Wikimedia Indonesia, which will continue into the coming years. This is discussed in regular meetings with chapter staff. Wherever possible and relevant, we cooperate and consult with our neighbours Wikimedia Belgium and Wikimedia Deutschland.

14. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?

Yes

14.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

WMNL has ongoing partnerships with 35 GLAM institutions and 6 colleges/universities in the EU Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean. The partnerships are focussed on content donations (to Commons, WikiData or WikiSource) or adding/improving content, mainly on the Dutch, English or Papiamentu language versions of Wikipedia. In 2021, there are four active Wikimedians in Residence in the Netherlands.

WMNL provides technical and logistical support to partners free of charge. The partners contribute to WMNL activities ‘in kind’, e.g. by providing expertise, venues for events and access to their communications channels. WMNL does not directly fund Wikimedians in Residence, but support fundraising efforts by partners.

Our aim is to expand the number of partners over the coming years. We will prioritise new partnerships that can contribute to knowledge equity, and/or give a substantial contribution to the quality of the Wikimedia projects.

15. How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

One of the principles of our programme is that no activity should be stand-alone: a content donation should be followed by a writing challenge, after editor training participants should be mentored and supported. In this way the effort of the original event will not be wasted. In particular, we will strive to provide safe and stimulating social context for participants from underrepresented groups. One of our aims in the coming years is to provide an infrastructure for tools, training programmes, and manuals which will help (new) partners and editors to find their way in the projects and the movement, and remain involved. We will share the results of our work, and any lessons learned, with the wider Wikimedia movement. We will document our work in our knowledge platform, and contribute to peer-learning. As mentioned, we will strive to mobilise funds from outside the movement to support WMNL work in the coming years. We are looking in particular for external funding for the activities we develop in support of government digital heritage policy. However, to a large extent the continuation of the WMNL work program is reliant on movement funding. It is not to be expected that in the foreseeable future, WMNL will be able to become wholly independent of movement funding.

16. What kind of risks do you anticipate and how would you mitigate these. This can include factors such as external/contextual issues that may affect implementation, as well as internal issues, such as governance/leadership changes.

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17. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Identify Topics for Impact

18. Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here.  

Yes

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation edit

19. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

The coming years we will build on the experiences gained during implementing Annual Plan Grants since 2012.

Our primary learning objective is how to work with groups not engaged so far. We will work closely with grass roots organisations who can act as an intermediary between these groups and the Wikimedia movement. It will be a journey of discovery to find out what does, or does not work.

Also, we want to gain more understanding of operating a work programme on two continents, in different cultural contexts, and avoid the trap of recolonising rather than decolonising the internet.

In our work on Sustainable Development Goals, we want to learn on the best ways to facilitate and promote the creation of quality content on socially relevant topics, outside the traditional GLAM domain.

We want to boost our expertise and experience concerning raising donations and sponsoring. So far, our fundraising experience is mainly in project grants.

In implementing the UCoC in all activities and platforms of WMNL, we want to learn about transparency and fairness in maintaining a safe environment for all. Also we want to learn about resolving the challenge of conflicts on the WM projects spilling over into WMNL domains.

20. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following space provided.

Main Metrics Description Target
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Here are some additional metrics that you can use if they are relevant to your work. Please note that this is just an optional list, mostly of quantitative metrics. They may complement the qualitative metrics you have defined in the previous boxes.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities Number of newly registered editors that remain active after 6 months. We strive towards editor retention of at least 10%. 32
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability New partnerships that will help realise targets in the areas 'sustainability' and 'impact'. 5
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors N/A N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications N/A N/A
Number of activities developed Online or in person activities developed by Wikimedia Nederland in 2022. 45
Number of volunteer hours N/A N/A

21. Additional core quantitative metrics. These core metrics will not tell the whole story about your work, but they are important for measuring some Movement-wide changes. Please try to include these core metrics if they are relevant to your work. If they are not, please use the space provided to explain why they are not relevant or why you can not capture this data. Your explanation will help us review our core metrics and make sure we are using the best ones for the movement as a whole.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants All individuals participating in online and in-real-life events developed by WMNL, including users of knowledge platforms, participants in online capacity building, survey respondents etc

Per objective: Sustainability: 220; Safety and Inclusion: 410; Impact: 715; Coordinate between stakeholder: 335; Skills and leadership: 110; Equity in decision making: 20

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Number of editors Returning editors: In the past, we have not monitored the number of registered users participating in events as a separate metric. Therefore, it is difficult to provide reliable estimates.

New editors: individuals creating an account because of a WMNL activity or event. Returning editors: 1,060

Per objective: Sustainability: 150; Safety and Inclusion: 300; Impact: 300; Coordinate between stakeholders: 200; Skills and leadership: 90; Equity in decision making: 20

New editors: 275 Per objective: Sustainability: 30; Impact: 230. Coordinate between stakeholder: 5; Skills and leadership: 10;

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Number of organizers Organisers: Individuals (Wikimedians and others) who voluntarily contribute to organising/hosting WMNL events and activities 40
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Content added or improved as a result of a Wikimedia project. Of the total content added, 50% should relate to priorities defined under ‘Impact”, i.e. relate to women, lgbtiq+, Dutch Caribbean or Sustainable Development Goals. 3040
Wikimedia Commons Files added or existing files improved (e.g. by adding structured data) to Wikimedia Commons 27015
Wikidata Wikidata items added or existing items improved by adding/correcting qualifiers, descriptors etc. 50000
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21.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

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22. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

WMNL has a dashboard to measure metrics. We use hashtagtools, event tools, and GLAM tools such as petscan, glamourus and baglama. Registration forms for activities & events facilitate monitoring of key metrics.

Data concerning participants are registered in accordance with the EU GDPR.

Financial Proposal edit

23. & 23.1 What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

360000 EUR

23.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

403745 USD

23.3 Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

The WMNL budget for 2022 (APG format) is added to this doc (question 36). A full, detailed budget is included in the Annual Plan for 2022 that is also added.

23.4 Please include any additional observations or comments you would like to include about your budget.

N/A

Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Other public document(s):

Final Message edit

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

Yes

Year 2 Plan

Annual Plan for Year 2

1.1. Please upload or indicate a link for Year 2 Annual Plan. (required)

1.2. Please describe any major changes in your Annual Plan. If there are changes that require a budget change, please specify. (required)

For Wikimedia Nederland, like most organisation, the COVID pandemic changed everything. We had to develop a new way of working. Virtual activities gained momentum, while in-person activities such as writing meetings, workshops and hackathons became temporarily impossible. When the pandemic was over, it turned out that our world did not automatically return to 'business as usual'. Activities that normally formed the backbone of our annual plans suddenly were less successful, or less popular. Our volunteer community and partners appeared to have different needs and expectations post-pandemic. And In addition, activities also have their life cycle: at some point, momentum and enthusiasm diminish, even when an activity has been successful for years.

This prompted reflection. We know what our goals are (the framework for the annual plan remains the Multiyear Strategy 2022 - 2024, WMNL's response to the Movement Strategy 2030), but need to discover some new ways to get there.

In 2023, Wikimedia Nederland, as the liaison between the Wikimedia projects, knowledge institutions and volunteers, wants to take some time to reposition itself in order to best serve its mission.

Our focus for 2023

  • developing a good response to changes in society and the Wikimedia community after Covid;
  • establish a dialogue with partners and volunteers to better understand what they need and expect from WMNL;
  • Expand and rejuvenate the group of volunteers who want to be actively involved in WMNL activities;
  • repair the backlog caused by Covid and understaffing, including an update/quality check of the administrative organisation and office logistics.

The motto for 2023 is 'pruning to encourage new growth': together with our community and our partners, we will take a critical look at what really delivers results when it comes to free access to knowledge for all, and what does not (anymore). We may have to say goodbye to activities with little return. These may be painful choices, but by carefully pruning we hope to make room for new growth and new fruit.

How does that translate to our annual plan? It is a more compact plan than usual, focusing strictly on activities that are:

  • essential for volunteers and partners,
  and/or
  • very likely to lead to concrete results.

This has left some staff time unallocated. Together with the community and partners, we want to use the free space to experiment with new approaches, new ways of working, new areas of work in 2023. We also want to mobilise new volunteers, especially from underrepresented groups.

In particular, we want to find answers to these questions:

  • is it possible to increase the involvement of women in the Wikimediaprojects? We have been trying for 10 years with little success
  • how do we provide a firm footing - also financially - for wiki-work in the Dutch Caribbean en Surinam
  • what support do our partners and the community need from us, in a post Covid and highly digitised world?

All of this is described in detail in the Annual Plan 2023 (attached)

Budget for Year 2

2.1. Do you request an increase or decrease from what has been approved for Year 2? (required)

Yes, I am requesting a budget increase for Year 2

2.2. Please upload a detailed budget file or indicate a link to it for the Year 2 proposal. The revised budget should show your anticipated yearly budget from the beginning of Year 2 through the end date of the grant. (required)

2.3. What is the percentage increase you are requesting for Year 2 (with respect to the Year 2 budget submitted with your original proposal)?

18%

2.4. How much do you request for Year 2 in USD with the increase? (required)

449350 USD

2.5. How much do you request for Year 2 in your local currency with the increase? (required)

425500 EUR

2.6. Please describe the main major changes in your new budget. Your response to this question should provide a brief summary of the changes and give the reasons for them. (required)

Our expenditure overall remains stable. However, the Netherlands currently has an inflation rate of 14% for which we request compensation (€50.400).

To compensate for inflation, and to remain an attractive employer for our staff, we are raising the salaries with 11% over the years 2022 and 2023. This is the first substantial adjustment of salaries since 2017.

Also related to staff, we want to invest in an insurance policy covering the costs of replacing staff absent because of longer medical leave. The office has had to cope with several cases of non-Covid related illness which put huge pressure on the team and limited our operational capability. To avoid this in the future, we want to take out insurance which will costs ca. €8000 annually.

We want to make an extra investment of €15,000 in the sustainability of our office. We want to improve the energy efficiency of our office space which has not been renovated or refurbished for 20 years. We will invest in insulation, lighting, heating and appliances.

Metrics for Year 2

3.1. Main open metrics (required)

Main Open Metrics
Metrics Name Description Target
retention of new editors Number of newly registered editors that remain active after 6 months. We strive towards retention of at least 10% 28
new partnerships New partnerships that will help realise targets in the areas 'sustainability' and 'impact' 5
Activities developed Online of in person activities developed by Wikimeda Nederland in 2023 45
new editors N/A 275
returning editors N/A 1060

3.2. Core metrics (required)

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants All individuals participating in online and in-real-life events developed by WMNL, including users of knowledge platforms, participants in online capacity building, survey respondents etc. Per programme area:

sustainabiliy: 220, safety and inclusion 410, impact: 715, knowledge: 335, invest in skills and leadership: 110, equity in decision making: 20

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Number of editors Per programme area:

sustainabiliy: 180, safety and inclusion 300, impact: 530, knowledge: 205, invest in skills and leadership: 100, equity in decision making: 20

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Number of organizers N/A 40
Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia N/A 3040
Wikimedia Commons N/A 27015
Wikidata N/A 50000
N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A

3.4. If you are introducing new metrics related to a major change in your budget or programmatic plans, please describe them below. (optional)

Content added or improved as a result of a Wikimedia Nederland activity. Of the total content, 505 should relate to priorities defined under 'impacxt': women, LGBTI, Netherlands and the World, incl. Dutch Caribbean or SDGs.

Additional information for Year 2

4.2. If there are additional links, files, or information you would like to share related to Year 2 planning, please add them here. (optional)


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