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Guidelines for future chapters


Note: This page is a translation of a Wikimedia Foundation guideline, approved by the Board. The translation is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for the original. If you have questions about the meaning of the English texts please contact Delphine Ménard [dmenard at wikimedia punto] org or the chapters committee.

The requirements for chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups vary based on the unique requirements and expectations of the specific affiliate model. The requirements are designed to help groups meet the movement's expectations for them once they are recognized.

Requirements for recognition

The requirements vary for each affiliate model. The below graphs offer a quick comparison between the requirements. Please read each model's requirements page for more information:

Comparison of requirements for affiliation models
Requirement Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups
Minimum active Wikimedia editors 10 10 3
Suggested minimum members 20 20 10
Focus Geographic Thematic Any which advances Wikimedia
Mission aligned with Wikimedia Foundation      
Compliance with naming guidelines and trademark policy      
Information about group published on a Wikimedia wiki      
Plans for activities or efforts to advance Wikimedia projects      
Allows new members      
Two designated contacts for Wikimedia Foundation      
Legally incorporated    
Amendable bylaws approved by Affiliations Committee    
Two years of activities prior to applying    
Requires approval by Wikimedia Foundation Board    
Governing board elected by members, including new members    
Activity and financial reports posted regularly on Meta-Wiki    
Capacity to represent Wikimedia movement in focus area    
Typical development time 2–3 years 2–3 years 1–4 months
Projected time for approval 4–6 months 4–6 months 1–3 weeks

Comparison of expectations for affiliation models
Expectation Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups
Offline and online activities to support Wikimedia  
Multiple each quarter
Multiple each quarter
At least one a year
Notification of changes to governing documents or leadership      
Compliance with movement policies and governing principles      
Collaboration with other affiliates and projects      
Annual report published on Meta-Wiki  
Maintain expertise within group's scope that is accessible to Wikimedia community    
Regular activity and finance reports published on Meta-Wiki    
Monitor and engage in communications topics related to to group's scope    
Monitor and engage in public policy matters related to group's scope    
Represent Wikimedia at public events related to group's scope    
Diverse funding sources    

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