article for creation
Hello Jennifer, I've skimmed over your article, and done a bit of googling. Here is my quick take on it:
Sources I found:
- However, these are not reliable sources, they are just 'trivial news announcements' where the place smacked your self-published press release online in their 'local events' section. Contrast with mercurynews, who wrote their *own* article.
- eight cancer information libraries have been opened , you have a cite, but to LastThePlace.com -- are they reliable? Make sure that JDCF paid every penny for all eight libraries, too, otherwise the article is misleading (by implying that when it should state upfront that the funds for the libraries were pooled from other sources as well and thus only partially built with JDCF monies)
- City Councilman Mitchell Englander presented the foundation with a commendation -- need a cite from the city council website, or preferably, from the local paper, confirming this (or from Englander's personal blog)
- City Council and Mayor celebrated the foundation's grand opening -- need a cite from the city council website, or preferably, from the local paper, confirming this (or from the mayor's personal blog)
- a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization , prolly need an official irs/federal/californiaStateGov website URL , this is not really WP:ABOUTSELF anymore
- Established in 2002, -- can cite the foundation website (deeplink), under the WP:ABOUTSELF exception
- named after Jennifer Diamond -- can cite the foundation website (deeplink), under the WP:ABOUTSELF exception
Overall, looks like you are Notable in my book, congratulations! See if you can flesh out some of my suggestions, and then nominate your article for creation, making sure to state right up front you have WP:COI. You might also solicit a second opinion at the teahouse, on another day, and see if you can get another person to "pre-review" your submission for you. Good luck, let me know if I can help, thanks for improving wikipedia.
(And if they tell you somebody else has to do it, ping my talkpage, and I'll do it. :-)
- Hello Jennifer, have you had time to work on this recently? The stuff that I was talking about above can be corrected in a reasonably short timeframe methinks, so that the article can be submitted via the AfC process. Later, as we come up with sources for the various sentences, we can add them back in. Leave a message on my talkpage if you have a moment, thanks. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:37, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
- Okay, I've made a couple changes in your sandbox (keep them or junk them as you wish). Feel free to do what you think is best, but here is my recommendation:
- put a note at the top of your talkpage, which says something like "Hello I'm User:Jenniferv240 and in real life I have WP:COI with respect to the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation." You can say more, if you wish, but no need. Once your article is in mainspace, you should just edit the article talkpage, and ask myself or some other friendly person to actually put the updates into mainspace. I'll also give you a workaround approach, so you don't have bright-line issues later down the road.
- do not forget, and edit without logging in... or edit from multiple usernames, or let other people edit from your username. Exactly one username per human, is the rule around here. If you do forget to login, and make some edit under your IP number, you can just login when you notice, delete the IP stuff, and sign with your username by typing ~~~~ *while* logged in.
- copy all the work to a new textfile on your local computer, and save it. New articles are sometimes deleted by zealous defenders of the wiki, and it's always easier to have a backup copy, then to have to bother a friendly admin to retrieve the data after an accidental deletion. Also, there is a new feature called "drafts" that is just getting started; it might be buggy, so better safe than sorry.
- Preliminaries out of the way... how about getting the article moved into mainspace?
- next, visit WP:AFC and create a new article, with the contents of your sandbox. WP:TEAHOUSE folks can walk you through the detailed steps if you get stuck. In my experience, the easiest way is to first create a one-sentence stub "JDCF is a non-profit in Chatsworth." Once that is created, *then* you can paste in the stuff we've worked on. You can follow the steps of the wizard, though, most of the advice is good.
- it takes about three weeks to get reviewed, sometimes more. Feel free to visit other articles in the queue, while you wait; that will give you an idea about what is declined and what is accepted, plus if you feel like helping your fellow AfC queue residents, go for it. Can be fun, I hear. :-)
- Sometimes it only takes a couple days. So, once you have the AfC article created, and have clicked the "request review" button ... since your article is pretty much ready to go ... please leave the link on my talkpage, and I'll come leave a supportive comment.
- make sure that the picture is not copyrighted, or elsewhere on the internet. Ideally, you *personally* own the copyright, because you pointed the camera yourself. If not, ask somebody at the WP:TEAHOUSE to help you with the image-copyright. Of course, the article can go into mainspace without an image; one can always be added later, so make a backup copy (see "preliminaries" section above), just in case it is deleted by some copyright-infringement-patroller
- if somebody drops by with a question or a criticism, be WP:NICE and thank them for their help, then WP:SOFIXIT as best you can. If your submission is declined, read what the reason was, talk it over with the person on their talkpage (if they have time), and try and fix whatever they wanted changed.
- if you do get moved from WP:AfC to WP:Drafts, or from mainspace to WP:AfD, or whatever, do not panic. :-) The article is neutrally-worded, and backed up by sources, and compliant with wikipedia policies as best we can make it. The worst that can happen is you eventually get put back into AfC/Drafts/similar, to wait for another few months of press coverage. Keep a scrapbook, or at least, the digital equivalent thereof, whether that happens or not -- more sources are always good, especially if you get mentioned by Nevada/Oregon/Arizona media, or national coverage.
- All that said, methinks everything will be smooth sailing. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns on my talkpage, and I'll be happy to give you a hand. You can also contact somebody else at WP:RETENTION on the member-list if I'm busy, I especially recommend Anne Delong for her sharp eye (just don't remind her of the infamous Chevy Sweatsocks Incident! :-)
- Clear as mud? Okay, great. Best of luck, let me know if you need anything, and if you want pointers to other stuff that needs fixing around here, I have plenty of work that needs doing. In fact, there's a California politician that I'm trying to help... do you have any interest in the state Senate? This one is from the 29th district, I'm not sure if that's close to Chatsworth, it's on the eastern edge of the metropolis. Not WP:REQUIRED of course, nothing here is, totally up to you. Happy proleptic gregorian increment, thanks for improving wikipedia, see you around. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 00:13, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
one or two more clicks are needed
Hey Jennifer, I wasn't clear enough on the steps. You've successfully moved your article into the AfC space, but you want to submit it into the AfC queue, for a reviewer to come approve it (or if they don't like something they might temporarily decline it... they explain what needs fixing though). On your page with your article, click this at the bottom of big box:
- "Submit your draft when you are ready for it to be reviewed!"
You are definitely ready. :-) p.s. I would submit the thing for you, of course, but I don't know how to do that, in a way where you still get the notification-messages! Sigh. Anyhoo, hope this helps, thanks for improving wikipedia, let me know if you need help with anything. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 23:08, 16 January 2014 (UTC)