[Wikimedia-l] May 18: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#17)

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[Wikimedia-l] May 18: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#17)

Katherine Maher
Hi all,

*Summary: Cycle 2 discussions continue! Lisa Seitz-Gruwell joined the core
team as coach. *

Cycle 2 discussions are actively underway on Meta-Wiki,[1] on more than a
dozen local wikis, on other channels such as WhatsApp and Telegram, and in
offline locations around the world.[2]

These discussions are focused on the 5 top themes:

* Healthy, inclusive communities [3]
* The augmented age [4]
* A truly global movement [5]
* The most respected source of knowledge [6]
* Engaging in the knowledge ecosystem [7]

We have begun posting the first insights from the conversations we are
having with outside experts and partners. They are available on the
strategy portal on Meta-Wiki so that people can discuss how these insights
might impact the themes being discussed.[8]

We’ve received very helpful feedback from members of the community on
translating and framing these themes so they make more sense to more
people. As such, we are working on some slight wording changes to help make
each theme description easier to understand and translate across languages.
Those changes will be on Meta-Wiki within the week.[1]

Of course, you can find more information about each of these themes, their
discussions, and how to participate on the movement strategy portal on

The movement strategy process continues to grow and gain momentum! This is
all thanks to your participation. To help with internal coordination of
this growing process, I have asked our capable and talented Chief
Advancement Officer, Lisa Seitz-Gruwell, to join the core team as a coach
for the team and working groups. She’ll be helping make sure people have
the information and support they need so they can focus on getting great
work done. I appreciate Lisa's willingness to join the effort as we
continue to scale up, in response to your participation!

*In other (election) news...*

I want to say thank you to the more than 5,000 community members who
participated in this year's community selection process for the Wikimedia
Foundation's Board of Trustees![9]

As we await the results, please remember that you can still consider
candidacy for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) or FDC Ombudsperson.
There are five open seats on the FDC, plus the Ombudsperson position - and
we would especially like to encourage candidates from communities,
languages, and geographies that are not currently represented! [10]

Remember, even if you are not interested in running for the FDC, you can
still ask questions of the candidates. [10]

Kwaheri! (Swahili translation: “Goodbye!”)


PS. A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.[11]

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Cycle_2

Katherine Maher

Wikimedia Foundation
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San Francisco, CA 94105

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