Chapter creation

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We would need several people willing to found Wikimedia Belgium. See Founder candidates (2013).

Steps to get chapter[edit]

Based on meta's step-by-step creation guide. Copied from Wikimedia Belgium/September 2011 proposal.

Step 1 - Gather the people

Step 2 - Develop your Goals and Structure
  • What do you want to accomplish as a chapter? What is your mission?
    • -> To make more information and media free to use...
  • What kind of activities do you want to engage in (e.g. outreach, fundraising, public relations, publishing)?
  • What kind of structure do you want for your organization? Is there a board and a membership assembly?
    • -> see section structure of organisation
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of your board and your assembly? Who gets to decide what?
    • ->
  • Does your organization want to hire professional/paid staff?
    • -> Maybe, I guess only later on something to think about, first setting up organisation.
    • -> MADe's idea was to hire staff of WM NL/FR for a couple of days when needed

Step 3 - Run a pilot program

Step 4 - Draft your chapter's fundamental documents
  • Translate all fundamental documents / getting bylaws

Step 5 - Apply to be approved to the WMF

Step 6 - Register with the authorities

Step 7 - Get some money
  • Make a request of financing with the nearby chapters
  • Bank account
  • Members pay for membership
  • Funding from Chapter Committee

Step 8 - Go!