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

Related pages: Mental Health Resources

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about participating on the Wikimedia projects.

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

The archive of the quarterly newsletter of the Learning and Evaluation team from 2014-2018.

Related pages: Learning and Evaluation News and Events

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

The monthly newsletter of the Wikipedia Education Program.

Skills Development

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Wikimedia hackathons play an important role energizing our engineering community and connecting it to local groups.

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

Get help with developing and implementing surveys

Contact: User: TAndic (WMF)

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)

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

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

A simplified guide for reusing images from Wikimedia Commons

Contact: John Cummings

This guide provides information on how to extract vector graphics from compatibly licensed publications in pdf format.

Contact: John Cummings

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

Tools and reporting on data about community insights including the community safety survey, equity landscape data, affiliates monitoring and survey data, and annual contributor surveys

Contact: Jaime Anstee Tanja Andic

Related pages: Safety Survey, Equity Landscape, Affiliates Data Portal, Affiliates Surveys, Community Insights Surveys

Grants Support

Wikimedians can apply for Rapid grants, and Project grants.

Contact: Marti Johnson, Chris Schilling

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: Chris Schilling, Veronica Thamaini

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.

Programs Support

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: Nichole Saad

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

Find resources to partner with Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, and bring their communities to the Wikimedia projects.

Contact: Alex Stinson

Guidance on maintaining a friendly and safe atmosphere at events.

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

This page provides sample program metrics and additional resources for edit-a-thons and editing workshops.

Related pages: Program resources

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Connect/Volunteer supporters network

Software Basics

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

Software Development

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

Contact: Johan Jönsson

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

Technical Infrastructure

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?

Global Reach Partnerships

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

Contact: Jack Rabah

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

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

Contact: Jorge Vargas

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

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

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

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

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.

A portal for legal issues affecting the Wikimedia community


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

Contact: Victor Grigas

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

Contact: Samantha Lien

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

Contact: Zachary McCune

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

Contact: Ed Erhart, Aubrie Johnson

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

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

Contact: Greg Varnum

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

Contact: Greg Varnum

Related pages: Communications portal

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

A training resource for people trying to bring about change, whether through outreach or influencing policy, and changemakers of all kinds.