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Katherine Maher
Hi all!

Happy March! This week I was in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress
conference to support the efforts of the Iraqi Wikimedians User Group. The
community, led by Sarmad Saeed Yaseen and Ravan Jafaar al-Taie, led the
development of a partnership with a local mobile network operator to bring
Wikipedia to 12 million people for free. This is significant for a nation
where mobile penetration is near-universal, but internet penetration is
around 17%. [0] Congratulations to our Iraq Wikimedians for their efforts!

*Feedback requested*
There are two items in particular on Meta-Wiki ready for your feedback:

   - The briefing document has been expanded; it contains an overview of
   the information that every participant in the strategy discussion should
   know. Please help us improve it or share your thoughts on the talk page.
      - https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10184031
   - Please also review the basic premises that should be mutually agreed
   upon by all participants and used as the basis of arguments. Once the
   discussions start, the premises will be fixed.
      - https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10191140

*Track A (Organized groups) and Track B (Individual contributors)*

   - The Core Team and Track Leads have posted the draft of the toolkit for
   coordinating community discussions on Meta-Wiki.[1] They will be finalizing
   it with the Community Process Steering Committee this week.
   - The Core Team is developing some basic terminology and simple examples
   for a shared understanding of our intended outcome from the first phase of
   the strategy process. This will be shared with the Community Process
   Steering Committee before posting to Meta-Wiki for feedback.
   - Zack McCune and Blanca Flores from the Communications Department are
   working with  the Core Team on a final graphic image of the process model
   that will be posted on Meta-Wiki next week.
   - Victor Grigas from Communications Department created a short video to
   inspire participants to get engaged and contribute; the final version
   should be available next week and utilized in subsequent announcements.
   - The Core Team researched movement strategy terminology, components,
   examples, and theories, and they continue to work with experts in and
   outside the Foundation to further develop content for the briefing
   document.[2] We expect this work to be complete by the end of this week.
   - The Core Team and Track Leads reviewed the initial plan for Wikimedia
   Conference Strategy track with the facilitators. They are working on a
   detailed agenda, which will be posted on Meta-Wiki in the next two weeks.[3]
   - Nicole and the Core Team are finalizing the materials which will be
   used to facilitate the first Track A discussions being held 10 March to 10
   April.
   - The Core Team and Track Leads are reviewing options for collecting
   research for Tracks A & B.
   - Community Engagement is completing the hiring of language
   liaisons/specialists, and will begin training and onboarding next week.


*Track C (Partners and readers in high-reach markets) and Track D (Partners
and readers in low reach markets)*

   - The Core Team met with John Holcombe (Wellspring Insights) and
   discussed the objectives and best methodologies for quick, inexpensive,
   generative research in high-reach markets. His recommendation is an online
   survey that explores awareness, attitudes and usage.
   - The Core Team and Track C Leads spoke with Celinda Lake (President,
   Lake Research Partners) to get her insights on the proposed market research
   and recommendations on firms or contractors (including Lake) who could
   conduct desk and/or generative research.
   - The Core Team and Track C Leads spoke with Wikimedia Deutschland about
   a Track C strategy salon around Wikimedia Conference in Berlin. We will be
   working with them to find local contacts to invite. The date will be
   Wednesday, March 29.
   - Track C Leads are starting a job description and recruiting for a
   project assistant.
   - Track C Leads are working with Nick Wilson of the Technical
   Collaboration team to publish the Track C proposal on Meta-Wiki by mid-next
   week.
   - The Core Team and Track D Leads reviewed a preliminary list of experts
   and brainstormed additional types of people and organizations we should
   consult. They also began reaching back out to our networks to help fill
   some of the identified gaps.


*Next steps*

   - Develop training sessions for newly hired language
   liaisons/specialists and discussion coordinators.
   - Send launch email to Track A organized groups, so that they can
   prepare for and schedule their in-person and virtual discussions, which
   will begin 10 March.
   - Prepare for Track B discussions, which will start by 14 March.
   - Develop content for discussion prompts, facilitator guides, and
      summary templates for reporting back results from discussions.
      - Finalize content for Meta-Wiki and local project wikis to help
      promote discussions.
   - Finalize Tracks C & D budget and identify research firms/consultants.
   - Build out list of experts and develop expert interview guide for
   Tracks C & D.

Thanks for reading through, and happy weekend!

Cheers,
Katherine

PS. A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.[4]

[0] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2
[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Toolkit
[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Process/Framing
[3]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2017/Program_Design_Process/Movement_Strategy
[4]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Updates/2_March_2017_-_Update_9_on_Wikimedia_movement_strategy_process
--
Katherine Maher

Wikimedia Foundation
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San Francisco, CA 94105

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

James Salsman-2
Hi Katherine,

Where did the projections on the "Internet penetration by 2030"
slide[1] on the process briefing[2] come from? They look very low. The
file summary description says they came from the UN Department of
Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division[3] but they aren't
anywhere in that document which doesn't mention the internet at all.
There don't seem to be any reasons to doubt that everyone who has
cellular phone service today (over 98% of the world population[4] and
about 83% of Bangladeshis) won't have mobile broadband in thirteen
years. London-based IBIS Capital says that the developed world will
have about 90% mobile broadband penetration in just three years.[5]

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:The_World_in_2030_-_Presentation_for_movement_strategy_discussions.pdf&page=30

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10184031

[3] http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/trends/Population2030.pdf

[4] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.CEL.SETS.P2

[5] http://wildfirecomms-images.co.uk/img/broadband-1450108646.jpg

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 5:10 PM, Katherine Maher <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all!
>
> Happy March! This week I was in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress
> conference to support the efforts of the Iraqi Wikimedians User Group. The
> community, led by Sarmad Saeed Yaseen and Ravan Jafaar al-Taie, led the
> development of a partnership with a local mobile network operator to bring
> Wikipedia to 12 million people for free. This is significant for a nation
> where mobile penetration is near-universal, but internet penetration is
> around 17%. [0] Congratulations to our Iraq Wikimedians for their efforts!
>
> *Feedback requested*
> There are two items in particular on Meta-Wiki ready for your feedback:
>
>    - The briefing document has been expanded; it contains an overview of
>    the information that every participant in the strategy discussion should
>    know. Please help us improve it or share your thoughts on the talk page.
>       - https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10184031
>    - Please also review the basic premises that should be mutually agreed
>    upon by all participants and used as the basis of arguments. Once the
>    discussions start, the premises will be fixed.
>       - https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10191140
>
> *Track A (Organized groups) and Track B (Individual contributors)*
>
>    - The Core Team and Track Leads have posted the draft of the toolkit for
>    coordinating community discussions on Meta-Wiki.[1] They will be finalizing
>    it with the Community Process Steering Committee this week.
>    - The Core Team is developing some basic terminology and simple examples
>    for a shared understanding of our intended outcome from the first phase of
>    the strategy process. This will be shared with the Community Process
>    Steering Committee before posting to Meta-Wiki for feedback.
>    - Zack McCune and Blanca Flores from the Communications Department are
>    working with  the Core Team on a final graphic image of the process model
>    that will be posted on Meta-Wiki next week.
>    - Victor Grigas from Communications Department created a short video to
>    inspire participants to get engaged and contribute; the final version
>    should be available next week and utilized in subsequent announcements.
>    - The Core Team researched movement strategy terminology, components,
>    examples, and theories, and they continue to work with experts in and
>    outside the Foundation to further develop content for the briefing
>    document.[2] We expect this work to be complete by the end of this week.
>    - The Core Team and Track Leads reviewed the initial plan for Wikimedia
>    Conference Strategy track with the facilitators. They are working on a
>    detailed agenda, which will be posted on Meta-Wiki in the next two weeks.[3]
>    - Nicole and the Core Team are finalizing the materials which will be
>    used to facilitate the first Track A discussions being held 10 March to 10
>    April.
>    - The Core Team and Track Leads are reviewing options for collecting
>    research for Tracks A & B.
>    - Community Engagement is completing the hiring of language
>    liaisons/specialists, and will begin training and onboarding next week.
>
>
> *Track C (Partners and readers in high-reach markets) and Track D (Partners
> and readers in low reach markets)*
>
>    - The Core Team met with John Holcombe (Wellspring Insights) and
>    discussed the objectives and best methodologies for quick, inexpensive,
>    generative research in high-reach markets. His recommendation is an online
>    survey that explores awareness, attitudes and usage.
>    - The Core Team and Track C Leads spoke with Celinda Lake (President,
>    Lake Research Partners) to get her insights on the proposed market research
>    and recommendations on firms or contractors (including Lake) who could
>    conduct desk and/or generative research.
>    - The Core Team and Track C Leads spoke with Wikimedia Deutschland about
>    a Track C strategy salon around Wikimedia Conference in Berlin. We will be
>    working with them to find local contacts to invite. The date will be
>    Wednesday, March 29.
>    - Track C Leads are starting a job description and recruiting for a
>    project assistant.
>    - Track C Leads are working with Nick Wilson of the Technical
>    Collaboration team to publish the Track C proposal on Meta-Wiki by mid-next
>    week.
>    - The Core Team and Track D Leads reviewed a preliminary list of experts
>    and brainstormed additional types of people and organizations we should
>    consult. They also began reaching back out to our networks to help fill
>    some of the identified gaps.
>
>
> *Next steps*
>
>    - Develop training sessions for newly hired language
>    liaisons/specialists and discussion coordinators.
>    - Send launch email to Track A organized groups, so that they can
>    prepare for and schedule their in-person and virtual discussions, which
>    will begin 10 March.
>    - Prepare for Track B discussions, which will start by 14 March.
>    - Develop content for discussion prompts, facilitator guides, and
>       summary templates for reporting back results from discussions.
>       - Finalize content for Meta-Wiki and local project wikis to help
>       promote discussions.
>    - Finalize Tracks C & D budget and identify research firms/consultants.
>    - Build out list of experts and develop expert interview guide for
>    Tracks C & D.
>
> Thanks for reading through, and happy weekend!
>
> Cheers,
> Katherine
>
> PS. A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.[4]
>
> [0] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Toolkit
> [2]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Process/Framing
> [3]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2017/Program_Design_Process/Movement_Strategy
> [4]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Updates/2_March_2017_-_Update_9_on_Wikimedia_movement_strategy_process
> --
> Katherine Maher
>
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 149 New Montgomery Street
> San Francisco, CA 94105
>
> +1 (415) 839-6885 ext. 6635
> +1 (415) 712 4873
> [hidden email]
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Anna Stillwell
Nice question, James. Head over to Meta and ask. They'll be able to tell
you their sources, and if you have better sources, they'll update it.

Warmly,
/a

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 7:19 PM, James Salsman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Katherine,
>
> Where did the projections on the "Internet penetration by 2030"
> slide[1] on the process briefing[2] come from? They look very low. The
> file summary description says they came from the UN Department of
> Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division[3] but they aren't
> anywhere in that document which doesn't mention the internet at all.
> There don't seem to be any reasons to doubt that everyone who has
> cellular phone service today (over 98% of the world population[4] and
> about 83% of Bangladeshis) won't have mobile broadband in thirteen
> years. London-based IBIS Capital says that the developed world will
> have about 90% mobile broadband penetration in just three years.[5]
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:The_
> World_in_2030_-_Presentation_for_movement_strategy_discussions.pdf&page=30
>
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10184031
>
> [3] http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/
> publications/pdf/trends/Population2030.pdf
>
> [4] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.CEL.SETS.P2
>
> [5] http://wildfirecomms-images.co.uk/img/broadband-1450108646.jpg
>
> On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 5:10 PM, Katherine Maher <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > Happy March! This week I was in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress
> > conference to support the efforts of the Iraqi Wikimedians User Group.
> The
> > community, led by Sarmad Saeed Yaseen and Ravan Jafaar al-Taie, led the
> > development of a partnership with a local mobile network operator to
> bring
> > Wikipedia to 12 million people for free. This is significant for a nation
> > where mobile penetration is near-universal, but internet penetration is
> > around 17%. [0] Congratulations to our Iraq Wikimedians for their
> efforts!
> >
> > *Feedback requested*
> > There are two items in particular on Meta-Wiki ready for your feedback:
> >
> >    - The briefing document has been expanded; it contains an overview of
> >    the information that every participant in the strategy discussion
> should
> >    know. Please help us improve it or share your thoughts on the talk
> page.
> >       - https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10184031
> >    - Please also review the basic premises that should be mutually agreed
> >    upon by all participants and used as the basis of arguments. Once the
> >    discussions start, the premises will be fixed.
> >       - https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10191140
> >
> > *Track A (Organized groups) and Track B (Individual contributors)*
> >
> >    - The Core Team and Track Leads have posted the draft of the toolkit
> for
> >    coordinating community discussions on Meta-Wiki.[1] They will be
> finalizing
> >    it with the Community Process Steering Committee this week.
> >    - The Core Team is developing some basic terminology and simple
> examples
> >    for a shared understanding of our intended outcome from the first
> phase of
> >    the strategy process. This will be shared with the Community Process
> >    Steering Committee before posting to Meta-Wiki for feedback.
> >    - Zack McCune and Blanca Flores from the Communications Department are
> >    working with  the Core Team on a final graphic image of the process
> model
> >    that will be posted on Meta-Wiki next week.
> >    - Victor Grigas from Communications Department created a short video
> to
> >    inspire participants to get engaged and contribute; the final version
> >    should be available next week and utilized in subsequent
> announcements.
> >    - The Core Team researched movement strategy terminology, components,
> >    examples, and theories, and they continue to work with experts in and
> >    outside the Foundation to further develop content for the briefing
> >    document.[2] We expect this work to be complete by the end of this
> week.
> >    - The Core Team and Track Leads reviewed the initial plan for
> Wikimedia
> >    Conference Strategy track with the facilitators. They are working on a
> >    detailed agenda, which will be posted on Meta-Wiki in the next two
> weeks.[3]
> >    - Nicole and the Core Team are finalizing the materials which will be
> >    used to facilitate the first Track A discussions being held 10 March
> to 10
> >    April.
> >    - The Core Team and Track Leads are reviewing options for collecting
> >    research for Tracks A & B.
> >    - Community Engagement is completing the hiring of language
> >    liaisons/specialists, and will begin training and onboarding next
> week.
> >
> >
> > *Track C (Partners and readers in high-reach markets) and Track D
> (Partners
> > and readers in low reach markets)*
> >
> >    - The Core Team met with John Holcombe (Wellspring Insights) and
> >    discussed the objectives and best methodologies for quick,
> inexpensive,
> >    generative research in high-reach markets. His recommendation is an
> online
> >    survey that explores awareness, attitudes and usage.
> >    - The Core Team and Track C Leads spoke with Celinda Lake (President,
> >    Lake Research Partners) to get her insights on the proposed market
> research
> >    and recommendations on firms or contractors (including Lake) who could
> >    conduct desk and/or generative research.
> >    - The Core Team and Track C Leads spoke with Wikimedia Deutschland
> about
> >    a Track C strategy salon around Wikimedia Conference in Berlin. We
> will be
> >    working with them to find local contacts to invite. The date will be
> >    Wednesday, March 29.
> >    - Track C Leads are starting a job description and recruiting for a
> >    project assistant.
> >    - Track C Leads are working with Nick Wilson of the Technical
> >    Collaboration team to publish the Track C proposal on Meta-Wiki by
> mid-next
> >    week.
> >    - The Core Team and Track D Leads reviewed a preliminary list of
> experts
> >    and brainstormed additional types of people and organizations we
> should
> >    consult. They also began reaching back out to our networks to help
> fill
> >    some of the identified gaps.
> >
> >
> > *Next steps*
> >
> >    - Develop training sessions for newly hired language
> >    liaisons/specialists and discussion coordinators.
> >    - Send launch email to Track A organized groups, so that they can
> >    prepare for and schedule their in-person and virtual discussions,
> which
> >    will begin 10 March.
> >    - Prepare for Track B discussions, which will start by 14 March.
> >    - Develop content for discussion prompts, facilitator guides, and
> >       summary templates for reporting back results from discussions.
> >       - Finalize content for Meta-Wiki and local project wikis to help
> >       promote discussions.
> >    - Finalize Tracks C & D budget and identify research
> firms/consultants.
> >    - Build out list of experts and develop expert interview guide for
> >    Tracks C & D.
> >
> > Thanks for reading through, and happy weekend!
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Katherine
> >
> > PS. A version of this message is available for translation on
> Meta-Wiki.[4]
> >
> > [0] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2
> > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> movement/2017/Toolkit
> > [2]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> movement/2017/Process/Framing
> > [3]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_
> 2017/Program_Design_Process/Movement_Strategy
> > [4]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> movement/2017/Updates/2_March_2017_-_Update_9_on_Wikimedia_
> movement_strategy_process
> > --
> > Katherine Maher
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > 149 New Montgomery Street
> > San Francisco, CA 94105
> >
> > +1 (415) 839-6885 ext. 6635
> > +1 (415) 712 4873
> > [hidden email]
> > _______________________________________________
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Rogol Domedonfors
Katherine

At some point it would be interesting to learn how the external consultants
were selected.  I note, for example, that Lake Associates describes itself
as working "side by side with our clients on developing communications and
paid media, targeting supporters, and honing the messages that win
persuadable voters" and Celinda Lake as "one of the Democratic Party's
leading political strategists".  On what grounds was this company selected
to work on "proposed market research and recommendations on firms or
contractors (including Lake) who could conduct desk and/or generative
research", which seems very far from their self-proclaimed field of
expertise?

"Rogol"
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Katherine Maher
Rogol,

They are a vendor we have used in the past to conduct focus groups and run
surveys for the annual fundraiser in the five largest English speaking
countries. We were satisfied with the quality of their work in the past, so
we contacted them again to discuss whether they had appropriate expertise
for this instance.

I do not have particular insight as to how we came to work with them in the
first place a few years ago. As with many vendors we work with, I expect it
was a combination of research, referral, and/or past successful working
relationship.



On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 14:11 Rogol Domedonfors <[hidden email]>
wrote:

Katherine

At some point it would be interesting to learn how the external consultants
were selected.  I note, for example, that Lake Associates describes itself
as working "side by side with our clients on developing communications and
paid media, targeting supporters, and honing the messages that win
persuadable voters" and Celinda Lake as "one of the Democratic Party's
leading political strategists".  On what grounds was this company selected
to work on "proposed market research and recommendations on firms or
contractors (including Lake) who could conduct desk and/or generative
research", which seems very far from their self-proclaimed field of
expertise?

"Rogol"
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Amir E. Aharoni
2017-03-06 15:12 GMT+02:00 Katherine Maher <[hidden email]>:

> Rogol,
>
> They are a vendor we have used in the past to conduct focus groups and run
> surveys for the annual fundraiser in the five largest English speaking
> countries. We were satisfied with the quality of their work in the past, so
> we contacted them again to discuss whether they had appropriate expertise
> for this instance.
>

This makes me want to ask the following: Do we have any professional
advisors who are experienced with working with places outside of the five
largest English-speaking countries?

(It's quite possible that this was already answered in other emails, and I
apologize if I missed it.)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Andreas Kolbe-2
Could anyone name major donors or consultants to the Wikimedia Foundation
who are associated with, or open supporters of, –

1. the United States' Republican party?
2. a major conservative, or at least slightly right-of-centre, party in any
other country?


 On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> This makes me want to ask the following: Do we have any professional
> advisors who are experienced with working with places outside of the five
> largest English-speaking countries?
>
> (It's quite possible that this was already answered in other emails, and I
> apologize if I missed it.)
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Peter Southwood
By what definition of conservative?
Cheers,
Peter

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Could anyone name major donors or consultants to the Wikimedia Foundation who are associated with, or open supporters of, –

1. the United States' Republican party?
2. a major conservative, or at least slightly right-of-centre, party in any other country?


 On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Amir E. Aharoni < [hidden email]> wrote:

> This makes me want to ask the following: Do we have any professional
> advisors who are experienced with working with places outside of the
> five largest English-speaking countries?
>
> (It's quite possible that this was already answered in other emails,
> and I apologize if I missed it.)
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Rogol Domedonfors
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Katherine

Thank you for your prompt response.  I am surprised that at no stage would
anyone have seen any reason to question whether a political strategist was
the best person to be consulting over running a strategy survey.

"Rogol"

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 1:12 PM, Katherine Maher <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Rogol,
>
> They are a vendor we have used in the past to conduct focus groups and run
> surveys for the annual fundraiser in the five largest English speaking
> countries. We were satisfied with the quality of their work in the past, so
> we contacted them again to discuss whether they had appropriate expertise
> for this instance.
>
> I do not have particular insight as to how we came to work with them in the
> first place a few years ago. As with many vendors we work with, I expect it
> was a combination of research, referral, and/or past successful working
> relationship.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 14:11 Rogol Domedonfors <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> Katherine
>
> At some point it would be interesting to learn how the external consultants
> were selected.  I note, for example, that Lake Associates describes itself
> as working "side by side with our clients on developing communications and
> paid media, targeting supporters, and honing the messages that win
> persuadable voters" and Celinda Lake as "one of the Democratic Party's
> leading political strategists".  On what grounds was this company selected
> to work on "proposed market research and recommendations on firms or
> contractors (including Lake) who could conduct desk and/or generative
> research", which seems very far from their self-proclaimed field of
> expertise?
>
> "Rogol"
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Joseph Seddon-6
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And define "associated with".

George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President is 8th cousin to Bill Gates for
example (apparently....)

Seddon

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Andreas Kolbe <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Could anyone name major donors or consultants to the Wikimedia Foundation
> who are associated with, or open supporters of, –
>
> 1. the United States' Republican party?
> 2. a major conservative, or at least slightly right-of-centre, party in any
> other country?
>
>
>  On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > This makes me want to ask the following: Do we have any professional
> > advisors who are experienced with working with places outside of the five
> > largest English-speaking countries?
> >
> > (It's quite possible that this was already answered in other emails, and
> I
> > apologize if I missed it.)
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

Leila Zia
Hi,

Rogol and team: Let's try to keep the email threads focused on their
immediate topics. Katherine's email is an email to provide update about
specifics of the strategy process at this point. There is quite a bit of
content in her email that can be discussed in this thread or in the
corresponding meta pages. Let's try to keep this thread focused on the
items that are relevant to the original email and refrain from branching to
other topics. This, among other things, can help the audience of this list
with discoverability of relevant content and discussions later on.

Thanks,
Leila

Leila Zia
Senior Research Scientist
Wikimedia Foundation

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:46 AM, Joseph Seddon <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> And define "associated with".
>
> George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President is 8th cousin to Bill Gates for
> example (apparently....)
>
> Seddon
>
> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Andreas Kolbe <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Could anyone name major donors or consultants to the Wikimedia Foundation
> > who are associated with, or open supporters of, –
> >
> > 1. the United States' Republican party?
> > 2. a major conservative, or at least slightly right-of-centre, party in
> any
> > other country?
> >
> >
> >  On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
> > [hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > This makes me want to ask the following: Do we have any professional
> > > advisors who are experienced with working with places outside of the
> five
> > > largest English-speaking countries?
> > >
> > > (It's quite possible that this was already answered in other emails,
> and
> > I
> > > apologize if I missed it.)
> > >
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