Organizational Growth & Development Network/Pledge of Commitment

    From Strategic Planning

    As a Wikimedia Chapter participating in the organizational growth & development pilot project, we commit:

    • to developing a strategic plan for the Chapter setting a vision and outlining a path to make that vision become reality
    • to actively participate in and contribute to the assessment of the Chapter’s history, accomplishments, strengths, and weaknesses
    • to seek input from and facilitate discussion with our members, the Wikimedia project communities, and other important stakeholder groups at every stage of our strategic planning process
    • to communicate the project’s progress to our members and/or the public in the manner appropriate to us
    • to keep our minds open discussing and imagining our possibilities and our obstacles, our weaknesses and our strengths
    • to ask questions about anything and everything relevant to the Chapter’s future progress
    • to stay in steady and prompt contact with Anna or Sebastian on the progress made and issues faced
    • to designate a primary contact from within the board or beyond who will assume responsibility for communication with Anna or Sebastian
    • to schedule meetings and other events at mutually agreeable times and within the Chapter’s jurisdiction
    • to do the best we can to make participation in the project a success for the Chapter
    • to to cover the agreed upon consulting fee or submit a grant request to the Wikimedia Foundation to cover participation of the Chapter in the pilot project

    As Consultants in the organizational growth & development pilot project, Anna and Sebastian commit:

    • to create a thorough assessment of the Chapter’s history, accomplishments, strengths, and weaknesses based on information openly published, gathered in personal interviews, or provided by the chapter
    • to custom-tailor and facilitate a strategic planning process appropriate to the Chapter’s needs and wants
    • to generally assist and advise on all issues facing the chapter within the scope of this project and beyond
    • to stay in steady and prompt contact with the board’s designated contact on the progress made and issues faced
    • to keep confidential all information gathered about the Chapter in the process, unless such publication is approved by the board’s designated contact beforehand
    • to do the best we can to make participation in the project a success for the Chapter