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Below is the Wikimedia UK monthly report for the period 1 to 30 June 2012. If you want to keep up with the chapter's activities as they happen, please subscribe to our blog, join our mailing list, and/or follow us on Twitter. If you have any questions or comments, please drop us a line on this report's talk page.

Program activities


London meetup - 10 June
Manchester meetup - 23 June
Cardiff meetup - 30 June


Train the Trainers event, London, 9-10 June

GLAM activities

See also the This Month in GLAM UK report for this month.
GLAMcamp London, 8 June
World War I Editathon, 16 June
National Archives partnership


We started advertising for our first Developer position, which will be a full-time position based in the Office. The deadline for applications is on 1 August, with interviews planned for 8 August - and we hope to have the developer in position shortly afterwards. The developer will work on a variety of tasks, including our fundraising and event organisation systems, supporting the office technology needs, and developing MediaWiki.


Public relations
Wikimedia UK annual awards

Upcoming activities in July

For events in August and onwards, please see Events.

Administrative activities

Board activities

An in-person Board meeting took place in London on 30 June to 1 July. The highlights of the meeting will be summarised in the July report; the full minutes from the meeting are available at Minutes 30Jun12.

News from the Chief Exec

For information on Jon's activities this month, see News from the Office.

Fundraising and Budgeting


This month, we received £565 in one-off donations. We also raised £89 through SMS giving. If anyone would like a full (but anonymised) csv file with more information, please get in touch with and let him know your requirements.

As for direct debit donations, there were 6,328 successful direct debits this month, bringing in a total of £26,061.87.


A couple of major pieces of work this month as far as comms goes. Version one of the Communications Strategy has been finished and shares with the board, staff and the wider community. It's a substantial report and covers most aspects, if not all, of our communications. A version is here and a with only recommendations is here. Some feedback has already been received and this will be acted upon when the document is revised in July. A key example of this is the suggestion that even the shortened version of the strategy is too long. This will be condensed into ten key recommendations.

Work continued with CIPR and development of best practice guidelines - not our guidelines, but the discussion was facilitated by us. Arranged for David Gerard to appear on a CIPR webcast on the issue. First draft of guidelines published at end of the month.

A booklet has been produced for Wikimania about the Monmouthpedia project and how to create a Wiki town. The document was finalised and sent to printers in Washington DC and will be placed in all Wikimania delegate packs.

Excellent Skype meeting with Jay Walsh. Relationship with the Foundation is developing nicely. Also ongoing work with Bold Creative should begin to bear fruit soon. Another meeting booked for 9 July. Other meetings include with David Gerard, The Times and Charles Matthews. Press releases this month include QRpedia stories on railway and church installations. Also offered quotes and comments for CIPR and National Archives releases.