Рішення Правління №30/2016 від 4 березня 2016
- Підтримати кандидатуру Наталії Тимків на виборах членів Правління Фонду Вікімедіа від афілійованих організацій.
- Надіслати афілійованим організаціям Фонду Вікімедіа листа такого змісту:
The Board of Wikimedia Ukraine is pleased to strongly support the candidacy of Nataliia Tymkiv (User:Antanana) for an affiliate-selected seat on the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. We believe that her skills, qualities and commitment make her an asset for the entire Wikimedia community and will help address the challenges our movement will face for the next three years.
A board member of Wikimedia Ukraine since 2012 (and most recently, our Vice-Chair of Board and Treasurer since 2016), Nataliia Tymkiv led the transformation of our organisation. She was instrumental in putting in place best governance practices and clear planning process, improving transparency and significantly increasing impact of our activities. She proved to be a strong and hard-working board member who is ready to dedicate a lot of time and lead the board in overcoming complex challenges, from designing from scratch our financial reporting back in 2012 to our professionalisation and recruiting three new staff members in 2016. We are confident that her ability to make the change and lead a successful transformation will help her succeed as a board member.
Nataliia Tymkiv also contributed a lot to international collaboration in the Wikimedia movement. In particular she played an important role in coordinating efforts and increasing impact of Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) group. She is also a member of Small Annual Plan Grants committee which works with very diverse affiliates. She excels both at learning from the experience of other movement partners and at sharing our learnings with the broader movement. Her good knowledge of the needs and challenges of both developed and emerging Wikimedia communities will be essential for developing healthy relations between the Wikimedia Foundation and the affiliates.
What we also find extremely important, Nataliia Tymkiv (Antanana) is a very active and dedicated Wikimedian. Despite heavy involvement in chapter matters, she always finds time to contribute to the content, particularly on Ukrainian Wikipedia where she is an administrator and a bot owner. She always makes sure that Wikimedia Ukraine clearly communicates with the volunteer community and listens to voices of Wikimedians. We believe that her experience of an active editor who knows how to communicate with the community will be essential for restoring trust between the Board of Trustees and the community.
Finally, we appreciate Antanana as a very positive, constructive and caring person. She is an excellent team player and is good at both bringing new ideas and adopting a self-critical stance. She has a significant experience in nonprofit world and knows how to maintain excellent relations with all stakeholders, from donors to staffers.
We are sure that Nataliia Tymkiv (Antanana) will be an excellent trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation Board and we wholeheartedly endorse her candidacy.
On behalf of the Board of Wikimedia Ukraine,
(«За» — Friend, Helgi, Ilya, Olena Zakharian, Юрій Булка, Pavlo1; «Утрималась» — antanana)
04.03.2016, м. Київ.