Submissions/Funds for Free Knowledge: Wikimedia Foundation Grantmaking

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.

401

Title of the submission
Funds for Free Knowledge: Wikimedia Foundation Grantmaking
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Presentation
Author of the submission
Asaf Bartov
E-mail address
abartov AT wikimedia DOT org
Username
Ijon
Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
The Global Wikimedia Blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
The Wikimedia Foundation has been offering financial grants since 2009. This past year, the Grants program has seen some significant changes -- the introduction of an advisory body composed of community members, more systematic attention to proposals and reports, criteria and process for large unrestricted annual operating grants -- as well as an entirely new program called Participation Grants. In addition to all these changes, we are in a position to look back and draw some conclusions about things that work well vs. things that work less well.

From my vantage point as a Wikipedian, former chapter board member, and current staff and head of the Grants program at the Foundation, I will try to share best practices and tips for successful grant proposals and for successfully managing grants (getting the money is the easy part!).
Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)
no track seems to explicitly include this. Help? (WikiCulture and Community) ;) --OrsolyaVirág 20:43, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
Length of presentation/talk (if other then 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
yes
Slides or further information (optional)
TBD
Funds for Free Knowledge - Wikimania 2012.pdf
Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)


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