Evaluation/Call for participation

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Lessons learned:

  • People are willing to volunteer for a strategic planning process!
  • Metalearnings: Some people need to be invited to participate.
  • Unexpected result: We now have a huge volunteer database. How do we leverage that?

Application Summary

All Task Forces
Submissions 3047 2933
Confirmed 1988 1923
Delta -1059 -1010

Almost everyone who submitted an application also applied to be on a task force.

A third of the apps submitted were never confirmed via email. That could indicate successful anti-spam/anti-spoofing, but it could also indicate /Usability problems.

Availability

Availability All  % Task Forces  %
1 hour 320 16.1% 303 15.8%
10 hours 368 18.5% 367 19.1%
15+ hours 199 10.0% 196 10.2%
5 hours 540 27.2% 521 27.1%
don't know/it depends 561 28.2% 536 27.9%

Only 30% of those who applied to task forces had availability of 10 or more hours.

Countries

/Countries

Fluency

/Fluency

Specialties

Regions

Availability All  % Task Forces  %
Africa 276 13.9% 267 13.9%
Asia 830 41.8% 805 41.9%
Europe 885 44.5% 856 44.5%
Latin America 417 21.0% 404 21.0%
Middle East 316 15.9% 308 16.0%
North America 650 32.7% 627 32.6%
Oceania 146 7.3% 141 7.3%

Skills

Availability All  % Task Forces  %
Branding/marketing/business development 531 26.7% 522 27.1%
Communications/outreach 754 37.9% 736 38.3%
Data analysis/research 934 47.0% 907 47.2%
Facilitation 309 15.5% 298 15.5%
Fundraising 148 7.4% 143 7.4%
Law/policy/advocacy 240 12.1% 233 12.1%
Software development 554 27.9% 538 28.0%
Strategic planning 616 31.0% 600 31.2%
Volunteer management 644 32.4% 631 32.8%
Website operations 604 30.4% 592 30.8%

Subjects

Availability All  % Task Forces  %
Censorship/content restrictions 406 20.4% 391 20.3%
Collaboration processes and tools 464 23.3% 449 23.3%
Content partnerships 332 16.7% 323 16.8%
Education 985 49.5% 963 50.1%
Governance models 366 18.4% 360 18.7%
Languages, internationalization 618 31.1% 600 31.2%
Mobile access 353 17.8% 346 18.0%
Multimedia 574 28.9% 561 29.2%
New wiki projects 648 32.6% 631 32.8%
Offline distribution/editing 378 19.0% 369 19.2%
Outreach/community diversity 345 17.4% 336 17.5%
Political issues 563 28.3% 545 28.3%
Quality assurance 438 22.0% 425 22.1%
Software development 591 29.7% 579 30.1%
Technology operations 585 29.4% 575 29.9%
Wikimedia Chapters 301 15.1% 297 15.4%

Interest Statements

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Skills Statements

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