Great American Wiknic 2019 - super banner and strategy grants with May 31 deadline

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Great American Wiknic 2019 - super banner and strategy grants with May 31 deadline

Pharos-3
My fellow Wiki-Americans,

I'd like to suggest that we think about Wiknic 2019 now, and wanted to share some possible preparations for doing so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is funding "Strategy Salons" for the summer (deadline to apply is May 31!), and it might be an excellent opportunity to expand the scope of your local Wiknic.  The grants are $500-$1,500, and can cover either a general or a youth salon.

I have done some outreach to the WMF and they say they like the idea of combining a Strategy Salon with a Wiknic!


Intro video to Strategy Salons:

General salon application:


Youth salon application:


Since Wikimania this year will be in August, we'lll probably want to plan the various Wiknics for June and July, with the local date of course dependent on local circumstances and preferences.

Like for Wikipedia Day this year, we can probably use the fundraising-style super banner to attract more Wiknic participants this summer.  Also, if you used Eventbrite or a similar RSVP system for Wikipedia Day, it might be good to reach out to those folks again.


Let me know if you have any questions or ideas, and feel free to reach out individually!

Thanks,
Richard
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Pharos-3
Today is the last day to apply for a "strategy salon", so I encourage you to apply for a Wiknic-related one.

As to dates, we have usually tried to concentrate on a couple of adjacent weekends, while making allowances for outliers, I I would like to suggest that this year we look to focus the Great American Wiknic on the first two weekends of July: July 6-7 & July 13-14.

Hopefully one of these, or something around then, works for your particular locality.

Thanks,
Richard
(User:Pharos)

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 12:14 PM Pharos <[hidden email]> wrote:
My fellow Wiki-Americans,

I'd like to suggest that we think about Wiknic 2019 now, and wanted to share some possible preparations for doing so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is funding "Strategy Salons" for the summer (deadline to apply is May 31!), and it might be an excellent opportunity to expand the scope of your local Wiknic.  The grants are $500-$1,500, and can cover either a general or a youth salon.

I have done some outreach to the WMF and they say they like the idea of combining a Strategy Salon with a Wiknic!


Intro video to Strategy Salons:

General salon application:


Youth salon application:


Since Wikimania this year will be in August, we'lll probably want to plan the various Wiknics for June and July, with the local date of course dependent on local circumstances and preferences.

Like for Wikipedia Day this year, we can probably use the fundraising-style super banner to attract more Wiknic participants this summer.  Also, if you used Eventbrite or a similar RSVP system for Wikipedia Day, it might be good to reach out to those folks again.


Let me know if you have any questions or ideas, and feel free to reach out individually!

Thanks,
Richard
(User:Pharos)

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