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I've dealt with several other people working on charity/NGO articles in the past few months, so I thought I'd share some of my advice/tips.
- Following the principles of 'bestcoi', work on the article in your own user space - e.g. user:Dbiel/mypage. Add references for everything - make sure they are reliable and verifiable sources. The webpage of the charity is a primary source, so may be challenged. For example, if you say "The organisation has 3000 employees" with a reference to their own website, that information may later be removed. If you can source a national newspaper article that mentions the fact, it should be OK. For help with how to make good refs, see my own tips in User:Chzz/help/refs.
- At the same time, get in touch with other people in the community. Go to their talk page, create a new section, and say hello. Remember to 'sign' your message, with ~~~~ at the end. Some of the others I've helped with this include;
- BasicallyGood (talk · contribs) who made Braille Institute of America
- Fintanmon (talk · contribs) who made Free Legal Advice Centres
- Peto Australis (talk · contribs) who made Centres Against Sexual Assault
- Evsfort (talk · contribs) who is writing about a non-profit organisation
- Rowena Sampang (talk · contribs) who wants to create an article about a non-profit government organisation
- Sharonkilfoy (talk · contribs) who wants to work on an article about a 'respite center'
- Closenet82 (talk · contribs) is working to improve the article about Human Relief Foundation
- It's also worthwhile you reading through their talk pages, to see the issues they faced with their articles.
- When you've got the article into shape, ask someone to look at it. You could ask a helper in IRC, or put a request on WP:FEED.
Sorry if this seems like a lot of info to take in, but from experience I've found it to be the best approach. There are lots of people in the Wikipedia community who will help you in any ways we can.
Best of luck; please leave me a message some time, and let me know how you're getting along. --
Ichthus: January 2012
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