[WMCEE-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia-l] Join the Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee!

attolippip attolippip at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 23:53:29 CEST 2016

Dear all,

Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee has three spaces open and
they are looking for qualified community members to fill these seats.

Please find below Winifred's letter with a more detailed announcement.
You can nominate yourself here [1]

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Simple/Committee/Candidates

Best regards,
antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Winifred Olliff <wolliff at wikimedia.org>
Date: 2016-07-13 0:05 GMT+03:00
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Join the Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee!
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org>

Dear Wikimedia colleagues,

We have three spaces open on the Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee, and
we are searching for qualified community members to fill these seats.

The Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Simple/Committee> is a group of
volunteers who make recommendations about Simple Annual Plan Grants
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Simple>. These are annual plan
grants available to groups and organizations that need funding for their
annual plans, but aren't a part of the FDC process. These grants may be up
to 100,000 US dollars for twelve months, and include programs and operating

What do committee members do?
In addition to reviewing new applications, committee members also support
applicants and grantees throughout the application and the life of each
grant. Serving on the committee requires a significant time commitment
during the month of November, when we accept several applications at once,
and for applications throughout the year. This committee does not meet in
person, so decision making happens online. This is a small committee, and
so each member's participation is important for making the process work!

Requirements (from membership criteria

   - Sufficient *facility with English*, for reviewing and discussing grant
   proposals in English.
   - Experience with the Wikimedia movement, including experience
   contributing to *at least one Wikimedia project*.
   - Experience with *Wikimedia programs*, in addition to contributions to
   the online projects.
   - Committee members must *understand and value diversity*, including
   cultural, linguistic, and gender differences.
   - Commitment to the Friendly Space Expectations
   and to *engaging in supportive dialogue* with applicants and grantees.
   - Consistent record of *constructive engagement in community
   and an orientation toward collaborative problem solving.
   - Committee members must be volunteers who are not paid by the Wikimedia
   Foundation or any Wikimedia organization. No WMF or chapter staff may
   the committee while they are serving in paid roles.

Nominees with these qualifications will be given preference (from membership

   - Experience in a *leadership role* with a volunteer-focused
   - *Relevant expertise*, such as organizational development,
   institutional partnerships, or volunteer management.
   - *Experience reviewing annual plan grant proposals*, or significant
   experience reviewing other types of grant proposals.
   - A demonstrated commitment to sharing skills and experience, and
   others *in the Wikimedia movement grow.
   Increasing geographic, gender, or age *diversity*, or experience with
   different Wikimedia projects not yet represented.

Please nominate yourself here
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Simple/Committee/Candidates>, or
spread the word to people you know who may be interested in joining. We
need your help to recruit qualified candidates!

Let me know if you have any questions or ideas.

Thank you!


Winifred Olliff
Senior Program Officer
Wikimedia Foundation
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