This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair of Wikimedia UK
Wikimedia UK needs your help. We want to transform the way we work so that we can bring volunteering right into the heart of the charity.
We plan to:
- Establish a new volunteer engagement panel or steering group, focusing specifically on volunteering and volunteer engagement
- Embed members into our day-to-day decision making via a new evaluation panel
- Encourage the setting up of volunteer special-interest working groups to replace the existing non-board committees
- Set up cultural/GLAM and educational outreach expert advisory boards to advise the Wikimedia UK main board on high-level strategy
- Change our Articles of Association to allow volunteers to be appointed full members of board committees
- Provide more effective support for volunteers via the new project coordinator staff roles
- Move toward project-based working practices to improve efficiency and to enable better self-evaluation of our work
These draft plans follow on from the excellent feedback we received from our last Volunteer Strategy Gathering. They deliberately don’t attempt to answer all possible questions about implementation, as we think it best that both further questions and the answers to those questions should come out of collaborative discussions. The plans are not set in stone, and with the community’s help they can be improved, strengthened and fleshed out.
We would like your feedback, either online or in person at our next Volunteer Strategy Gathering on Saturday 25th July 2015, in London. For more information, see the links on the right of that page.
Feedback, comments and discussion are more than welcome on the discussion page, or you can email chairwikimedia.org.uk if you have feedback you would prefer not to make public.
To read the full details on wiki see here: https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/