GLAM-Wiki US Consortium Organizational Development Coordinator: Generally focused on building the national network; let's assume for now they cannot get bogged down in DC-specific business
Wikimedia DC specific
"Schedule Master" – make sure the volunteer roles are fulfilled and that the work gets done, contact management
Event logistics contract role (make sure all the material needs of an event are met; relevant information collection)
Potential grantwriter for specific projects
These are not concretely defined individuals or FTEs so much as they are general categories of work. We should work with a consulting firm to figure out if this is one person or four people or anything in between.
The general principle: we are not focused on hiring staff for the organization, but on defining tasks and contracting them out to freelancers, consulting firms, etc. to make sure that the work is done that allows volunteers to be the most effective they can be in fulfilling the mission. So that volunteering doesn't feel like work.
Next board meeting is August
James/Kirill will take the strategy meeting notes, develop them into a strategic plan (including research into consulting)
James will draft the annual plan for next fiscal year. Possible budget / grant proposal to follow
John will recruit public policy committee members and have a brainstorming meeting on our policy values
Emily will be doing outreach to the African American History Museum
Emily will be starting to plan the Diversity Conference, facilitator training, public health conference initial planning
Peter is coordinating the upcoming edit-a-thons
Trisha will look over the QuickBooks with James
James will work to add Trisha as an account signer
Metric: Identify community initiatives for us to support with resources (human, financial, corporate apparatus, etc.), doing the above stuff
Goal: Provide the opportunity for people to participate longer term than a single event
Have independently branded, general interest Wikimedia events
Free merchandise! Free calendars! Free t-shirts!
Metrics: Number of such events, number of people participating, rate of repeat attendance, amount of free merchandise given out
Priority: Empowering institutions to contribute content/expertise:
Goal: Chapter provides advanced support to organizations for events
Metric: Surveying institutional partners to assess needs and to determine if needs are being met
Goal: Connecting members of partner institutions
More networking events; multi-institution events -- one to be at Public Health Summit, Nov 12-14.
Goal: Bolster strong connections to partners
Promote the development of Wikipedians-in-residence. -- Chapter could offer a fellowship
Formalize partnerships (via GLAM-Wiki US Consortium and/or a DC-specific thing)
Number of graduated boot camp participants; number of boot camp participants who go on to implement programs (including Wikipedian in Residence or something else); number of recognized institutional partners and/or benefactors
Goal: Encourage participation of subject-matter experts/expertise, including through legitimate peripheral participation (i.e. not directly editing)
Metrics: Number of articles reviewed (with recommended changes) by experts, number of experts engaged, WMF global metrics, partnerships with organizations
Metric: two events in coming year . . example places: Howard U and ECAC community center. African collection at Smithsonian? Hispanic/Spanish-language outreach?
Goal: Hold the Diversity Conference
Metric: Number of participants, number of countries represented, number of plans developed, race/gender demographic stats
Goal: Have racially diverse, SES diverse participants, online and offline
Metric: Demographic stats collected via survey
Goal: Have geographically diverse events and partners
Metric: Locations of events and partners
Goal: Hold multilingual events
Metric: Number of events, number of languages represented, participation at these events
jim: do you want to mention stipends for support for volunteers
Peter MPeter: can we add something about technology? I would like to support hackathons. We haven't maybe haven't maybe found the key to success there, but I would like to learn to code on wikimedia and extensions, to learn to use wikisource more (uploading documents), and alwyas to get better at editing wikidata.