Strategy

Revised three year strategy following consultation

In May, Wikimedia UK ran a community consultation on our draft new strategic framework for 2016 – 19. Thank you to everyone who responded to this, either on wiki, by email or via the mailing list. I really appreciate volunteers and members taking the time to engage with the strategy and we received some very… read more »

Have you signed up for our volunteer strategy day?

Wikimedia UK is working hard to make sure that volunteers are at the heart of everything the charity does. The next step on this journey is the upcoming volunteer strategy day on Saturday 25 July. The day is designed to develop a better understanding of how the charity works with its members and volunteer community… read more »

Volunteering with Wikimedia UK: a call to action

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… read more »

Your Wikimania Needs You!

This blog post was written by John Cummings, Wikimania support at Wikimedia UK and Harry Mitchell, Wikimedia UK volunteer. Wikimania 2014 is a 2000+ person conference, unconference, festival, meetup, workshop, hackathon, and party, spread over five days in August 2014, preceded and followed by fringe events. It’s the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement,… read more »

Announcing Wikimedia UK’s new five year strategy

This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair of Wikimedia UK I am very pleased to be able to announce that the board of Wikimedia UK has formally adopted a five year strategy for the charity. The strategy sets out not only our mission (‘to help people and organisations create and preserve Open Knowledge, and… read more »

Wikimedia UK strategy consultation – two weeks remaining!

Wikimedia UK is continuing to consult Wikimedians on the charity’s strategic planning for 2014-19. There are some key components of this work that would benefit from a wider input. These include the Strategic Plan, the model we have used, our Vision and Values and our five high-level Strategic Goals. There are a few things we’re… read more »

Have your say on Wikimedia UK’s strategy

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… read more »

Wikimedia UK one step closer to charitable status

There was a record-breaking turnout of UK Wikipedians on Sunday 16th October for the 50th London Meetup and an Extraordinary General Meeting of WMUK.   The single resolution passed with 49 votes for, none against and one abstention (including 24 proxy votes).   The resolution adopted a new  “Objects clause” in our constitution to make us… read more »

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