Movement communications insights
The Movement Strategy recommendations published this year made clear the importance of establishing stronger communications within our movement.
To this end, the Foundation wants to gather insights from communities on ways we all might more consistently communicate about our collective work, and better highlight community contributions from across the movement. The Foundation ran focus groups and online discussions to collect these insights, and is currently preparing a draft report on focus group findings to be shared for feedback.
Dates may be subject to change.
- Now: Focus groups have been completed.
- Now: Online discussions happening on the talk page.
- Now–March 2021: Compiling insight from the focus groups and online discussion into a draft report for review and feedback on Meta. Review period to be scheduled.
How can we best communicate with your community on an ongoing basis? In what ways does the Foundation currently support your work? We ask you to share your thoughts on these and other questions. While the focus groups have now concluded, the discussion remains open on the talk page, and members of the Communications department are available for scheduled meetings.
Focus groups have now concluded. They brought together community members representing different regions, interests and areas of expertise to discuss their objectives, the obstacles they face, and the ways in which more consistent and comprehensive communications could support their work. Each group was made up of approximately 10–15 community members, and lasted for 90 minutes. Each participant received a short list of questions to consider in preparation for the focus group.
Community members were invited to express interest in a focus group by filling out a survey from mid-November until 2 December. The survey is now closed. Survey responses are being reviewed in order to make the groupings and accommodate as many people as possible.
Participants selected for focus groups were able to apply for funds to cover their attendance.
Join the conversation on the talk page, in any language.
Members of the Communications department will be holding office hours to discuss ideas and answer any questions.
The first office hour will be held in English at the following time, with additional times in other languages to be determined based on level of interest. Recordings will be made available after.
- 2 December, 17:00 UTC. Recording
Schedule a meetingEdit
Want to discuss communications between the communities and the Foundation in detail? Schedule an individual or group meeting with a member of the Communications department by emailing movementcomms wikimedia.org, or leaving a message on the talk page.
What happens next?Edit
The insights gathered will be turned into a report that will be published for review by communities before being finalized. The final report, along with ongoing discussions and opportunities for input, will be used to inform how communications might be used to build greater understanding of movement work.