I 100% agree with Pine. I have read very impressive annual reports without any factual data. This 4 point as a small spreadsheet will specify the reports and make there comparative.
With regards On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 4:11 AM Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > > This email is mainly addressed to Affcom and WMF but I would like to hear > others' comments also. > > Some background information regarding the context for this email: the > recently published annual reports from user groups reminded me of some > issues that I first considered a few years ago. I believe that user group > annual reports are currently not standardized, and I think that the public > and WMF might like to have standardized quantitative and comparable ways to > understand affiliates' work, including use of volunteer hours and > per-program benefits, while minimizing the burden on volunteers for > administrative tasks. > > I would like to suggest that Affcom and WMF require that all affiliates' > annual reports include: > > 1. A list of programs which the affiliate supported in the past year. For > each program the affiliate should state the financial costs to the > affiliate including overhead costs and overhead person-hours attributable > to the program, how much time the organizers and participants spent on the > program, the Wikimetrics/Global Metrics results of each program, and > results for any custom-defined measures of success. Auditable performance > information can be made public and/or shared privately with WMF, depending > on privacy rules and the willingness of participants to share information > regarding their participation. > > 2. A financial summary for the year that states all sources of income and > amounts from each source, how funds were spent, funds payable, funds > receivable, debts, reserves, assets, etc. > > 3. Total annual organizer and participant person-hours and a summary of how > those hours were used, for both programmatic and non-programmatic > activities. > > 4. Total annual Wikimetrics/Global Metrics results for the year, and total > annual results for any custom-defined metrics. Again, auditable performance > information can be made public and/or shared privately with WMF, depending > on privacy rules and the willingness of participants to share information > regarding their participation. > > This information is important enough that I would support reasonable staff > or contractor expenses to produce reports with these details. I am mindful > of how precious volunteer time is, and I do not want to burden already > generous volunteers with administrative work that could be done by > contractors or staff. Some cooperation and support for reporting from > volunteer organizers may be necessary, such as when gathering information > from participants at individual events. Some affiliates may have such > generous volunteers that they can do all of the reporting with volunteer > time. But for many affiliates I would support reasonable expenses for > producing standardized quantitative information in annual reports while > minimizing the administrative burden on volunteers. > > Regards, > > > -- > > Pine > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>