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Threats of harm (emergency system)

Learn how to address threats of physical harm to people or property on the Wikimedia projects.

Related pages: Mental Health Resources

Affiliations Committee

Learn about resources available to Wikimedia affiliates, including chapters, user groups, and thematic organizations.

Contact: Kirill Lokshin

This is a community-originated resource

Consultations Calendar

The Consultations Calendar is a public platform to keep track of upcoming and ongoing consultations that teams at the Wikimedia Foundation hold with communities.

Wikimedia Community News

News from across the Wikimedia movement, updated by the community.

This is a community-originated resource

Frequently asked questions – Business

Information about business matters related to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects.

Frequently asked questions – Wikimedia Foundation

Learn more about the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia.

Frequently asked questions – Content

For questions you may have about the content on Wikimedia sites.

Frequently asked questions – Participation

Learn more about participating on the Wikimedia projects.

Frequently asked questions – Research

Learn more about how to conduct research on the Wikimedia projects, including surveys, interviews, and data analysis.

Learning Quarterly

The quarterly newsletter of the Learning and Evaluation team.

Contact: María Cruz

Related pages: Learning and Evaluation News and Events

GLAM Newsletter

Get updates on the latest outreach with galleries, libraries, archives, and museums

This is a community-originated resource

This Month in Education

The monthly newsletter of the Wikipedia Education Program.

This is a community-originated resource

Skills Development

Learning and Evaluation Portal

What is program evaluation? How can it help you understand the impact you have through programmatic activities? Find resources to learn the basics of evaluation, create a logic model and other tools to plan and evaluate your next program.

Contact: Jaime Anstee and Maria Cruz

Learning patterns

If you learned something new implementing a Wikimedia program or running an activity, capture this on a learning pattern and share it with the movement. Alternatively, if you are about to start a new project or activity, find advice, tools and ideas on how to troubleshoot through some of the most common problems.

Contact: María Cruz

Reporting and Storytelling

If you are a program or project leader, and struggle to get your story across in reporting, this is your chance to learn a few tricks and resources to build a narrative. Through some key strategies you can improve the way you share about your efforts, the impact of the work in advancing the movement, and how others might benefit from your experience.

Contact: María Cruz

Surveys and Program Tools

Surveys help you take the pulse of your local community and evaluate different ways in which your programmatic activities are having an impact in your local community. Find resources and direct support to create your own survey, as well as tools that can help you run your program.

Contact: Edward Galvez

IdeaLab

IdeaLab is an incubator for people to share ideas to improve Wikimedia projects and to collaboratively develop them into plans and grant proposals.

Contact: Chris Schilling

Community Capacity Development

Community Capacity Development is an initiative that aims at identifying needs and ways to build capacity in different Wikimedia communities, and then initiating specific actions to build specific capacities in specific interested communities.

Contact: Asaf Bartov

Inspire Campaigns

Inspire Campaigns are month-long events to focus collaborative efforts on some of the most pressing challenges of the Wikimedia movement. Each campaign focuses on a unique theme and participation is open to everyone.

Contact: Chris Schilling

Survey Support Desk

Get help with developing and implementing surveys

Training modules

Develop better skills and learn best practices for dealing with behavioral problems, both online and at events.

Contact: Joe Sutherland

Related pages: Training modules (on Meta)

Evaluation reports

In the program reports, you will find aggregate data on standard Wikimedia programs from 2014 and 2015, and how to use this data.

Program Toolkits

The program toolkits condense a series of lessons on how to start, run and evaluate your program.

Using photos from Wikimedia Commons

A simplified guide for reusing images from Wikimedia Commons

Contact: John Cummings

This is a community-originated resource

Extracting graphics from open license publications


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This guide provides information on how to extract vector graphics from compatible license publications in pdf

Contact: User:John Cummings

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Bookshelf

A vast collection of high-quality, freely licensed, user-generated informational material about Wikimedia projects. Here are cheatsheets, pamphlets, videos, brochures, and other things.

This is a community-originated resource

Grants Support

Grants for Individuals

Wikimedians can apply for travel and participation support, rapid project grants, and biannual project grants.

Contact: Alex Wang, Marti Johnson, Kacie Harold

Grants for Organizations

Wikimedia organizations can apply to rapid project grants, quarterly project grants, conference and events grants, simple annual plan grants and FDC annual plan grants.

Contact: Alex Wang, Marti Johnson, Kacie Harold, Ellie Young, Winifred Olliff, Delphine Ménard

Grants Impact Reports

How are grant programs working towards our shared vision? What impact are they having? In this section, you will find aggregate impact reports that look into each grant program, explaining what they achieve overall.

Contact: Sati Houston

Programs Support

Wikipedia Education Program on Outreach Wiki

Education initiatives seek to bring educational institutions to the Wikimedia projects. In this portal, you will find shared learning from program leaders all over the world, resources to start a new program, and case studies of successful programs.

Contact: Tighe Flanagan, Vahid Masrour, Nichole Saad

The Wikipedia Library

The Wikipedia Library helps editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. It also helps knowledge professionals share their collections with the public.

Contact: Jake Orlowitz

GLAM Initiatives

Here you will find resources to partner with Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, and bring their communities to the Wikimedia projects.

Contact: Alex Stinson

This is a community-originated resource

Friendly space policies

Guidance on maintaining a friendly and safe atmosphere at events.

This is a community-originated resource

Hay's Tools Directory

A directory of useful Wikimedia-related tools, including tools for metrics and working more efficiently.

This is a community-originated resource

Program resources: Edit-a-thons

This page, maintained by the Learning and Evaluation team, provides sample program metrics and additional resources for edit-a-thons and editing workshops.

Related pages: Program resources

Program toolkits: writing and editing contests

Find tools and share advice on how to start and improve writing and editing contests.

Program toolkits: photo contests

Contests are about so much more than creating content! Find tools and share advice on how to start and improve photo contests and events.

Program toolkits: Education

Wikimedians and educators have taught students around the world to contribute to Wikimedia projects. This toolkit contains resources they have tested and refined over the last ten years.

Program resources: GLAM

This page provides sample program metrics and additional resources for GLAM projects.

Program resources: conferences

This page provides guidelines, sample program metrics and additional resources for planning conferences.

Plan your program metrics

A treasure trove of measures of success for anyone involved in the Wikimedia movement who wants to evaluate their programs.

Tools for programs

A spreadsheet linking to tools that can be used in implementing and evaluating programs.

This is a community-originated resource

Resources for volunteer support

These resources were created and compiled by the Volunteer Supporters Network for community support in the Wikimedia movement.

Contact: Connect/Volunteer_supporters_network

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Software Basics

How to report a bug on MediaWiki.org

Is something not working as it should? You can do something about it by submitting a bug report.

This is a community-originated resource

Software Development

Community Wishlist Survey

A survey for Wikimedia contributors to submit the fixes and improvements they would like to see in the Wikimedia platforms.

Contact: Johan Jönsson

Research portal

The home of Wikimedia Research. Read up on the latest research, browse Wikimedia data sources, and browse archives of past work.

Technical Infrastructure

Introduction to Translation

Do you want to help translate our software or documentation? Can you help improve incorrect or untranslated items on buttons or in other parts of the user interface on a wiki? Do you want to translate announcements and help pages For contributors and other contributors?

This is a community-originated resource

Hackathons on MediaWiki.org

Wikimedia hackathons play an important role energizing our engineering community and connecting it to local groups. We need more of them in different places.

Contact: Rachel Farrand

Global Reach Partnerships

Middle East and Africa

Learn about the Global Reach Team's work in the Middle East and Africa

Contact: Jack Rabah

Asia and Eastern Europe

Learn about the Global Reach Team's work in Asia and Eastern Europe

Latin America and the Caribbean

Learn about the Global Reach Team's work in Latin America and the Caribbean

Contact: Jorge Vargas

Product Research

Learn about the product development work of the Global Reach Team

Contact: Dan Foy

Legal

Trademark policy

Summary of situations when you are and are not allowed to use the Wikimedia trademarks.

Non-free content

Learn about the particulars of using copyrighted, non-free ("fair use") content on Wikimedia projects

Wikimedia Foundation Transparency Report

Biannual disclosure of requests and orders the Wikimedia Foundation receives from courts and law enforcement agencies

Public policy

Learn about how public policy affects the Wikimedia projects and how you can get involved

Legal Fees Assistance Program

The Legal Fees Assistance Program is a Wikimedia Foundation program established to help secure funds for legal assistance in appropriate cases for Wikimedia users who serve in a project governance role.

Wikilegal

A portal for legal issues affecting the Wikimedia community

Communications

Storytelling and messaging

How to best communicate our mission? What are best practices in intercultural communications? Find resources to create good stories here.

Contact: Victor Grigas

Press

Find resources to better understand how to respond to journalists, pitch a story, and how to handle press in general.

Contact: Samantha Lien

Design and Branding

Learn what are basic guidelines with the Wikimedia brands, find design guidelines and other guides on communication-related topics.

Contact: Heather Walls, Zachary McCune

Blog and Social Media

Find resources to create a digital communications strategy, that integrates blog and social media networks.

Contact: Ed Erhart, Aubrie Johnson

Audience Research

Learn how to do audience research, what you can learn from it, and find templates that you can use for your own research.

Contact: Melody Kramer

Capacity Building

Learn the basics on how to create a communications strategy to achieve your goals.

Contact: Greg Varnum

Communications committee

Learn about the communications committee, and how it supports communications efforts across the Wikimedia movement.

Contact: Greg Varnum

Related pages: Communications portal

Overview of Wikimedia projects for partner organisations

This page provides an overview of Wikimedia and outlines areas of potential collaboration between UN agencies and Wikimedia with examples, the overview is useful for many different kinds of partner organisation.

Contact: John Cummings

This is a community-originated resource