Research:Wikimedia Board Governance Survey/Results
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Key takeaways Edit
- Organizations have an average of 8 members on their boards, though board size varies from 4 to 17
- Board positions are generally filled through an election/selection combination
- Board seats are up for re-election/selection primarily on a 1-2 year cycle
- Overall, boards spend the most time on program execution and monitoring, fundraising from WMF, and annual planning
- This varies significantly by group dependent on budget size - larger budget organizations with staff spend more time on visioning/strategy, annual planning, and financial oversight
- Smaller budget groups spend a lot of time on communication and program execution, but not as much on monitoring or strategic planning
- Across different budget sizes, most organizations feel more mentorship and/or sharing of learning among other Wikimedia organizations would make them more effective
- As organizations get larger, they increasingly need tools to measure effectiveness, likely because of a close linkage with receiving funds from WMF
- Organizations are most interested in learning about program monitoring and fundraising from non-Wikimedia sources
Discussion / next steps Edit
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