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Changing WIki Loves and PartnersEdit

Great Learning Pattern. I would like to add one thing: Wiki moves and changes faster than partners. Some institutional partners (Goverments, heritage institutions) like to repeat events yearly because "when something is working, you may not change it". I recommend you to spend some time explaining to your institutional partners why the contests needs to be rethought/refocused every once in a while, otherwise they may not understand why "we don't join the most succcesful photo contest again this year". You may spend some time also explaining metrics. E.g: This year Amical Wikimedia organised for the 2nd year Wiki Loves Earth. Participating results where lower in amount of images but bigger in quality. We spent some time explaining our partner (Catalan Goverment) why these metrics where very good, otherwise they had thought 2nd edition was a failure on participation, which was precisely the contrary.--Kippelboy (talk) 05:15, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for adding this important advice, Kippelboy. I also added it to a learning pattern on parnterships for contests.--KHarold (WMF) (talk) 06:08, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
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