Task force/Recommendations/Movement roles

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The Recommendations on Wikimedia Movement Roles, six in number, have been developed out of the discussions arising from the Movement Roles Task Force.

Strategy 1: Investing in Chapters

Question/Problem

slow development of some chapters

Strategy

investing in chapter development

Assertion and background information

The Wikimedia movement should invest in stimulating the development of more chapter (or chapter-like) organizations, including where desired investing in seed funding for professionalization.

developed from Question: should we recommend investing in accelerating chapter development

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Strategy 2: Volunteer Council

Question/Problem

lack of meta-level structures

Strategy

establishing a Volunteer Council

Assertion and background information

The Wikimedia movement should establish a Volunteer Council, for the purpose of monitoring and supporting community/project health on an ongoing basis.

developed from Question: should we recommend establishment of a Volunteer Council

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Strategy 3: Chapters Network

Question/Problem

lack of interchapter coordination

Strategy

establishing a Chapters Network

Assertion and background information

The Wikimedia movement should establish an International Wikimedia Chapters Network, for the purpose of increasing communication, cooperation and representation, both among the chapters and between the chapters and the Wikimedia Foundation.

developed from Question: should we recommend establishment of a Chapters Network

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Strategy 4: Promoting Real Life Events

Question/Problem

lack of awareness among general public of real life events

Strategy

notices reaching the general readership in a local area

Assertion and background information

The Wikimedia movement should establish notices reaching the general readership on Wikipedia and other projects to promote real life events of a local character, for the purposes of furthering interaction with the general public, the growth of real world volunteerism and the development of chapters.

developed from Question: should we recommend site-wide notices to promote real life events

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Strategy 5: Universities as Chapters

Question/Problem

difficulty of forming legal nonprofit in many developing countries

Strategy

enable nonmembership structures such as university departments to serve in the chapter role

Assertion and background information

The Wikimedia movement should enable nonmembership structures such as university departments to serve in the chapter role in countries where it is difficult to form a legal nonprofit, for the purpose of furthering Wikimedia chapters and local activities throughout the developing world.

developed from Question: should we recommend enabling universities to take on the chapter role in some developing countries

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Strategy 6: Regional Working Groups

Question/Problem

impracticability of forming any kind of chapter in some areas where we still have active volunteers

Strategy

enable volunteers to form Regional Working Groups as a sub-Chapter status

Assertion and background information

The Wikimedia movement should enable volunteers to form Regional Working Groups as a sub-Chapter status under one or more designated organizers, for the purpose of furthering Wikimedia local activities and outreach in areas where full Chapters are not practicable.

developed from Question: should we recommend enabling volunteers to form Regional Working Groups

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