Campaign dashboard

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The Campaign dashboard (Programs & Events Dashboard, Campaigns and events tool) is a Wikimedia tool to measure the effective participation, and the progress of (new) volunteers that participate in writing for Wikipedia projects and activities.

It allows to plan and organise events, to coach, report, and download the results.

Data model[edit]

Organiser ← Campaign ← Program ← Session ← Participants ← Page updates

The organiser is a chapter/affiliate represented by a responsible user/volunteer. For an event there can be multiple coordinators.


Security matrix
Role Functions, tasks and responsibilities
  • Create and document campaigns, programs, and sessions
  • Register (or remove) participants
  • Schedule data update (update statistics)
  • Register oneself for a session (Wikipedia account required)
  • Choose a (new) subject
  • Create and amend articles
  • See the campaign details and the other participants
Third parties
  • See the inventory of campaigns, programs, and sessions
  • Read the results
  • Download the statistics

Main site[edit]


Tips for participants[edit]


  • You can easily add a subscribe button on a Wikipedia project page
  • Name multiple administrators to facilitate the management of the campaign
  • Add a password in case you would restrict registration
  • Users need a Wikipedia username to subscribe
  • If needed they can create or request an account
  • They should register before participating to the event
  • This way they avoid IP restrictions when attempting onsite registration


  • The coordinator can describe all details of the session
  • Create a Wikipedia account. Should this fail, you can also request an account via the blue "Subscribe" button. Then click on "Request account". Then choose a non-existent pseudonym and enter your personal e-mail address. Then click on "Check username availability" and "Request account". You will receive an e-mail with a temporary password.
  • Assign a page to myself
  • See all participants
  • Monitor participant activity
  • Generate session statistics


The reasons why we put a (Wikipedia) sign-up button on the project page are:

  • We are thus certain that participants create a Wikipedia account in advance (the number of logins that can be created on site is limited)
  • We can provide guidance to participants in an easy way
  • We know who wrote which article, which facilitates reporting afterwards (less manual work)

See also[edit]