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Strategic Planning for Networks (Network Funders Meeting)

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Five minute introduction to a longer discussion about strategic planning for networks, using the Wikimedia Foundation 2009-2010 strategic planning process as a case study.

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Strategic Planning for Networks (Network Funders Meeting)

  1. 1. Strategic Planning for Networks<br />Case Study: Wikimedia Foundation, 2009-2010<br />October 17, 2011<br />Eugene Eric Kim <eekim@groupaya.net><br />
  2. 2. Strategic Planning for Networks <br />What This Means For You<br />The Wikimedia Challenge<br />
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  4. 4. 280<br />Language Versions of Wikimedia Projects<br />
  5. 5. Source: Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia (September 2011)<br />
  6. 6. 100,000<br />Active Contributors Around the World<br />
  7. 7. A Slice of the Community<br />
  8. 8. In 2009, Wikimedia was a<br />global movement with a vision...<br />Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.<br />That's our commitment.<br />... but no collective strategy<br />for achieving this vision.<br />
  9. 9. Strategic Planning for<br />Networks?<br />How do you develop a movement-wide<br />five-year strategy in a completely open, collaborative way (the wiki way)?<br />
  10. 10. The Wikimedia Challenge<br />What This Means For You<br />Strategic Planning for Networks<br />
  11. 11. 1<br />Year Process<br />
  12. 12. 1,000<br />Participants<br />
  13. 13. 1,500<br />Pages of Content<br />
  14. 14. 50<br />Different Languages<br />
  15. 15. 5<br />Movement-Wide Priorities<br />
  16. 16. The Wikimedia Challenge<br />Strategic Planning for Networks<br />What This Means For You<br />
  17. 17. Only 5% of the workforce understandstheir company's strategy.<br />Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. The Strategy-Focused<br />Organization. Harvard Business School Press: 2000.<br />
  18. 18. The Plan Is Not the Point!<br />
  19. 19. The Real Goal Is Activation<br />
  20. 20. The Real Goal Is Activation<br />Alignment Around Goals<br />Matters Most<br />
  21. 21. A Provocative Claim<br />The Wikimedia Strategy Process could only happen this way.<br />
  22. 22. A Provocative Claim<br />The Wikimedia Strategy Process could only happen this way.<br />All strategy should<br />happen this way.<br />
  23. 23. A Provocative Claim<br />The Wikimedia Strategy Process could only happen this way.<br />All strategy should<br />happen this way.<br />Come to our session to find out more.<br />

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