Grants talk:IdeaLab/WIKIEVANGELISM

Latest comment: 5 years ago by WJifar (WMF) in topic Moved proposal to draft

Comments from SGill (WMF) edit

Hi @Olaniyan Olushola: Thanks for doing amazing work to raise awareness in Nigeria and for this new idea to do more. I have a couple of questions for you:

  • Have you identified the 10 universities that you intend to reach during this campaign? Do you intend to visit these institutions just once or do you have a plan for follow up as well?
    • Yes, i have identified the 10 universities in Nigeria. For this campaign the visit will be once. After which, i will plan a follow up in any of the campus where there are good development.
  • When are you planning to implement this idea?

--SGill (WMF) (talk) 16:41, 4 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Next steps to develop your idea edit


Thanks for submitting your idea, WIKIEVANGELISM, for the New Readers Inspire Campaign. In order to help develop your idea further, we want to ask you to respond to the following questions here on the discussion page. Please refer to this document, which contains examples and resources to help you answer these questions:

1. Describe one or two versions of this idea that are smaller than your initial one.
2. List three assumptions about your project and why you think those assumptions are true (see the document for some examples).
3. List three skills or resources you don’t have, that you need for this project to succeed.
4. How can you determine if your project is successful?

Please contact me on my talk page if you have any questions. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rapid Grant applications due March 15th edit


Thanks for starting your idea with the New Readers Inspire Campaign. I'm Chris Schilling (User:I JethroBT (WMF)), a community organizer supporting the campaign.

If you think you may need funding for your idea, Rapid Grants are available for ideas submitted during this campaign. Grant applications for ideas related to new readers are due by March 15th, 2018 (23:59 GMT). You can convert your idea into a Rapid Grant proposal by clicking on the Expand into a Rapid Grant button at the bottom of your idea page. Please review the guidelines and criteria before starting your grant application. If you need help completing your grant application, please contact me at cschilling

While applications for Rapid Grants can normally be submitted at any time, we have implemented a deadline for ideas on this specific topic. The reason for this deadline is because we plan to develop specific criteria later in 2018 for grant applications related to new readers and awareness-building activities. The applicants and project plans we receive from you in the coming weeks will help us define these guidelines and set expectations for future work in inviting people to use Wikimedia projects generally.

Also, if you do not need funding but would like to discuss other questions or needs for your idea (such as on-wiki volunteers or advising), please feel free to contact me on my talk page or at cschilling, and we can discuss your needs over e-mail or schedule a time to have a conversation about your needs over Skype / Hangouts / IRC. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inspire Campaign Rapid Grant applications due today edit


This is a final reminder that the deadline for Rapid Grant applications for ideas submitted for the New Readers Inspire Campaign are due today (March 15th 2018) by 23:59 GMT. IF you think you need funding for you idea, please review the following instructions:

If you haven't drafted your Rapid Grant proposal: Click on the Expand into a Rapid Grant button at the bottom of your idea page and fully respond to all the questions. Once you've answered the questions and are ready for your proposal to be formally reviewed, submit your draft proposal and change the status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
If you've already drafted your Rapid Grant proposal: Be sure to fully respond to all questions regarding your activities, measures of impact, and budget, and then change the status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.

If you're not sure you know how to change the status of your proposal or aren't sure if you've changed it properly, please contact me at cschilling or on my talk page and I can make the changes for you. Thanks, User:I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 15:54, 15 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moved proposal to draft edit

Hello Olaniyan Olushola, it's so great to see all the activity that is coming out of Nigeria. It was really wonderful to meet the Nigerian group in WikiIndaba and learn that next year we will all be reconvening in Nigeria. It's really a testament to all the work you're doing and I commend you on that. Now on the topic of this proposal I'm going to move it to draft for now as I would first like to see the results of the other university clubs that are already in progress. We have one Wiki Club grant request at the University of Ibadan that has been getting extended since last year and is now due to be completed in May 2018. I have also approved another grant for the University of Ilorin with Jamie Tubers that's due to begin this month. Given these other activities I would like to pause this grant request until June when the grant reports from the other proposals have been submitted. Please let me know if you have any questions. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 12:02, 26 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@WJifar (WMF): To be put my proposal in the right perception:This campaign is not meant to set up a new Wiki Club but to open another three new Universities up for likely sensitization about Wikipedia. Though, the end point will be to create more Wiki Club in the three identified institutions as a way of continuity. Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 12:21, 29 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Olaniyan Olushola thank you for clarifying. I still think we should wait on this request until the reports for the other grants have come in. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 14:23, 30 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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