Wikimedia UK’s board and staff have been working hard over the last few months on our new Strategic Plan, and we have just released the draft for community consultation. We hope that the model we have used may be of general interest to the wider wiki community, and we hope that as many Wikimedians and other interested parties as possible will help us in critiquing and building on it.
The model we have used starts with our Vision and Values, and uses those to inform our Mission. Within the Mission, we have identified five high-level Strategic Goals that will help us focus our activities. For each goal, we will be measuring our ongoing progress against a series of desired outcomes, using numerical targets where possible and narrative measures where we are unable to track hard numbers.
This approach should ensure that our day-to-day activities are closely focused on our Mission, and that our ‘distance travelled’ charitable impact can be tracked over the entire five year term of the plan.
Please do get involved in the discussion following the links above. There is also a page for general feedback and comments here. The consultation period closes on 28 February 2014 with a view to the board approving the documents at their meeting in March.
You may also be interested in a related blog post by Simon Knight, one of the WMUK trustees who has been closely involved in this work.