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For this last phase of the strategic planning process, the goals of the movement need to be decided and articulated. This page articulates some guidelines for what makes a good goal and how to converge on some good ones.
Good, movement-wide goals have the following attributes:
- They should have a big impact based on our theory of change. A theory of change suggests ways to make progress toward the Wikimedia vision. Good goals should fit into that theory.
- They are measurable. It should be possible to track how much headway the movement is making toward these goals.
- They should take into account the Wikimedia movement's current capacity.
- They should be integrated. They should reinforce one another and support each other.
Some initial goals have been proposed at Strategic Plan/Goals. As a way of moving forward, the strategy task force should incorporate the feedback from the Task force/Recommendations, refine the theory of change, and propose some high-level goals. If we repeat that process a few times, I think we'll come to good convergence on a set of goals.
Note that the recommendations are possible ways to achieve goals. They are not the same thing. There should be a separate section on the wiki where people are encouraged to continue to refine recommendations and proposals and start committing to action.