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Anasuya Sengupta
tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on
organizational effectiveness, that will help us understand and support each
other better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire


Dear friends and colleagues of the Wikimedia movement:

The Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking team has initiated a project with
TCC Group - a consulting firm focused on social impact - and the larger
Wikimedia communities, to help Wikimedia organizations of all shapes and
sizes (including user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations), to
improve their effectiveness and their ability to have impact for the
movement. The project was initiated in response to growing interest and
conversations by volunteers and organizations, to better understand how
organizations in particular have impact in the Wikimedia movement, which is
unique in that it is online, growing extraordinarily fast, and created and
supported almost entirely by volunteers.

The project seeks to help Wikimedia organizations better understand 1) how
impact is defined from an organizational perspective in their contexts, 2)
what strategies Wikimedia organizations use to achieve that impact, and 3)
what resources and skills Wikimedia organizations may need to be more
effective in the strategies they choose to pursue.

In the first “impact” stage of the project, TCC interviewed several
organizations, administered an impact survey to all organizations, and
attended Wikimania 2014 in London where the project was discussed with
AffCom, an informal organizational effectiveness working group, the FDC and
other grantmaking committees, as well as many other individuals in the
movement. TCC also conducted in-depth research on three organizations,
resulting in case studies illustrating different organizational models
leading to impact. Many thanks to those of you who took your valuable time
to participate in one or more of these exchanges; Wikimedians around the
globe created the foundation for this work.

The second and third stages of the project involve development of an online
organizational effectiveness questionnaire, a user guide to help
organizations interpret their results, and an organizational effectiveness
learning center, which may help organizations think about the different
strategies they are using and how they could build specific capacities to
be more successful with those strategies.

*Learning center:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Learning_center.


*User guide:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide

*Questionnaire text:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire

*Link to take questionnaire (can be used once per IP address, but more
links can be requested): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire

The learning center is intended to be a base from which Wikimedia
organizations can grow their knowledge and share their own experiences and
best practices. TCC worked closely with a handful of Wikimedia volunteers
from different organizations to design the Questionnaire you are about to
take.

Wikimedia Foundation has provided funding for this project and has
consulted closely with TCC over the course of the engagement. Please note
that the questionnaire is not intended to be a test of individual
organizations in any way; the Foundation will not be provided with
individual organization results. As part of this consultation, TCC will
aggregate findings from the movement-wide Organizational Effectiveness
Questionnaire and provide them to the Foundation’s grantmaking team, along
with a “capacity building roadmap” to help the team - and the wider
movement - think about how organizations can build capacity for specific
program strategies.


*We request that you respond to the questionnaire by December 21st*, so
that TCC can collate the results and share it with all of us early in the
new year.  Please let us know if you have any difficulties or questions: the
WMF contact for this process is Winifred Olliff. Please contact us with
questions or suggestions at <[hidden email]>.


Many thanks to all who offered their time and expertise to the different
stages of this project. We hope this tool will be useful to you in your
work, and we welcome your continued feedback.

Warm regards and looking forward to our continued work together!
Anasuya

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

Gerard Meijssen-3
Hoi,
I would assume that statistics are an important tool. There are many
statistics I can think of off the top of my head that make sense in this
context.,

WHERE ARE THEY...

Given that this is a WMF initiative, why are the statistics not there.. You
have the capability ! and the need is obvious when the ED says that metrics
are how chapters are evaluated..
Thanks,
      GerardM

On 1 December 2014 at 22:56, Anasuya Sengupta <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on
> organizational effectiveness, that will help us understand and support each
> other better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
>
>
> Dear friends and colleagues of the Wikimedia movement:
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking team has initiated a project with
> TCC Group - a consulting firm focused on social impact - and the larger
> Wikimedia communities, to help Wikimedia organizations of all shapes and
> sizes (including user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations), to
> improve their effectiveness and their ability to have impact for the
> movement. The project was initiated in response to growing interest and
> conversations by volunteers and organizations, to better understand how
> organizations in particular have impact in the Wikimedia movement, which is
> unique in that it is online, growing extraordinarily fast, and created and
> supported almost entirely by volunteers.
>
> The project seeks to help Wikimedia organizations better understand 1) how
> impact is defined from an organizational perspective in their contexts, 2)
> what strategies Wikimedia organizations use to achieve that impact, and 3)
> what resources and skills Wikimedia organizations may need to be more
> effective in the strategies they choose to pursue.
>
> In the first “impact” stage of the project, TCC interviewed several
> organizations, administered an impact survey to all organizations, and
> attended Wikimania 2014 in London where the project was discussed with
> AffCom, an informal organizational effectiveness working group, the FDC and
> other grantmaking committees, as well as many other individuals in the
> movement. TCC also conducted in-depth research on three organizations,
> resulting in case studies illustrating different organizational models
> leading to impact. Many thanks to those of you who took your valuable time
> to participate in one or more of these exchanges; Wikimedians around the
> globe created the foundation for this work.
>
> The second and third stages of the project involve development of an online
> organizational effectiveness questionnaire, a user guide to help
> organizations interpret their results, and an organizational effectiveness
> learning center, which may help organizations think about the different
> strategies they are using and how they could build specific capacities to
> be more successful with those strategies.
>
> *Learning center:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Learning_center
> .
>
>
> *User guide:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide
>
> *Questionnaire text:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire
>
> *Link to take questionnaire (can be used once per IP address, but more
> links can be requested): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
>
> The learning center is intended to be a base from which Wikimedia
> organizations can grow their knowledge and share their own experiences and
> best practices. TCC worked closely with a handful of Wikimedia volunteers
> from different organizations to design the Questionnaire you are about to
> take.
>
> Wikimedia Foundation has provided funding for this project and has
> consulted closely with TCC over the course of the engagement. Please note
> that the questionnaire is not intended to be a test of individual
> organizations in any way; the Foundation will not be provided with
> individual organization results. As part of this consultation, TCC will
> aggregate findings from the movement-wide Organizational Effectiveness
> Questionnaire and provide them to the Foundation’s grantmaking team, along
> with a “capacity building roadmap” to help the team - and the wider
> movement - think about how organizations can build capacity for specific
> program strategies.
>
>
> *We request that you respond to the questionnaire by December 21st*, so
> that TCC can collate the results and share it with all of us early in the
> new year.  Please let us know if you have any difficulties or questions:
> the
> WMF contact for this process is Winifred Olliff. Please contact us with
> questions or suggestions at <[hidden email]>.
>
>
> Many thanks to all who offered their time and expertise to the different
> stages of this project. We hope this tool will be useful to you in your
> work, and we welcome your continued feedback.
>
> Warm regards and looking forward to our continued work together!
> Anasuya
>
> --
>
>
> *Anasuya SenguptaSenior Director of GrantmakingWikimedia Foundation*
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> the sum of all knowledge.  Help us make it a reality!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

Federico Leva (Nemo)
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Why does the questionnaire seemingly exclude the WMF?
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide#Preparing_to_Take_the_Organizational_Effectiveness_Questionnaire>
If the WMF is one "other organized group" in the sentence "A Wikimedia
chapter, user group, thematic organization or other organized group",
that would be nice to spell out.

Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Why does the questionnaire seemingly exclude the WMF?
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide#Preparing_to_Take_the_Organizational_Effectiveness_Questionnaire>
> If the WMF is one "other organized group" in the sentence "A Wikimedia
> chapter, user group, thematic organization or other organized group", that
> would be nice to spell out.

No, .. from the survey itself:

"Throughout, we use the phrase “Wikimedia Organization” to refer to
chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups."

And on the first page of questions there is a drop down "What is the
name of your organization?" , which excludes the WMF.

On that field, what if I am a member of multiple listed organisations?
 Should I fill in the survey multiple times?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

metasj
Thanks Anasuya!  That's quite a comprehensive survey.... but instructive to
fill out.


On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:46 AM, John Mark Vandenberg <[hidden email]>
 wrote:
>
> No, .. from the survey itself:
>
> "Throughout, we use the phrase “Wikimedia Organization” to refer to
> chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups."
>
> And on the first page of questions there is a drop down "What is the
> name of your organization?" , which excludes the WMF.
>

I think the intro sentence just needs to be updated to include the WMF.

The WMF is in that dropdown.   I did have to hunt to find it when I filled
the survey out; it would be much easier if that list were alphabetized.


Sam
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

Claudia Garád
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Thank you for this initiative and all the hard work that went into
creating these tools and resources! I'm really looking forward to the
results and learnings of the next steps.

At the moment, from our perspective the biggest challenge of the planned
process is to overcome the language barrier: If we want to include our
volunteers, especially the non-Board members, we'll have to translate
the questionnaire and some general information first.
While this is probably doable for German or French quickly enough to
meet the deadline on December 21, it might be a major challenge for
smaller langugage communities.

Would it be possible for interested organizations to get in touch with
the Foundation in order to get help in this regard?

Best
Claudia
--
Executive Director

Wikimedia Österreich - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Siebensterngasse 25/15
1070 Wien
Austria
+43 699 141 28615
www.wikimedia.at <http://www.wikimedia.at/>


Am 01.12.2014 um 22:56 schrieb Anasuya Sengupta:

> tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on
> organizational effectiveness, that will help us understand and support each
> other better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
>
>
> Dear friends and colleagues of the Wikimedia movement:
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking team has initiated a project with
> TCC Group - a consulting firm focused on social impact - and the larger
> Wikimedia communities, to help Wikimedia organizations of all shapes and
> sizes (including user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations), to
> improve their effectiveness and their ability to have impact for the
> movement. The project was initiated in response to growing interest and
> conversations by volunteers and organizations, to better understand how
> organizations in particular have impact in the Wikimedia movement, which is
> unique in that it is online, growing extraordinarily fast, and created and
> supported almost entirely by volunteers.
>
> The project seeks to help Wikimedia organizations better understand 1) how
> impact is defined from an organizational perspective in their contexts, 2)
> what strategies Wikimedia organizations use to achieve that impact, and 3)
> what resources and skills Wikimedia organizations may need to be more
> effective in the strategies they choose to pursue.
>
> In the first “impact” stage of the project, TCC interviewed several
> organizations, administered an impact survey to all organizations, and
> attended Wikimania 2014 in London where the project was discussed with
> AffCom, an informal organizational effectiveness working group, the FDC and
> other grantmaking committees, as well as many other individuals in the
> movement. TCC also conducted in-depth research on three organizations,
> resulting in case studies illustrating different organizational models
> leading to impact. Many thanks to those of you who took your valuable time
> to participate in one or more of these exchanges; Wikimedians around the
> globe created the foundation for this work.
>
> The second and third stages of the project involve development of an online
> organizational effectiveness questionnaire, a user guide to help
> organizations interpret their results, and an organizational effectiveness
> learning center, which may help organizations think about the different
> strategies they are using and how they could build specific capacities to
> be more successful with those strategies.
>
> *Learning center:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Learning_center.
>
>
> *User guide:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide
>
> *Questionnaire text:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire
>
> *Link to take questionnaire (can be used once per IP address, but more
> links can be requested): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
>
> The learning center is intended to be a base from which Wikimedia
> organizations can grow their knowledge and share their own experiences and
> best practices. TCC worked closely with a handful of Wikimedia volunteers
> from different organizations to design the Questionnaire you are about to
> take.
>
> Wikimedia Foundation has provided funding for this project and has
> consulted closely with TCC over the course of the engagement. Please note
> that the questionnaire is not intended to be a test of individual
> organizations in any way; the Foundation will not be provided with
> individual organization results. As part of this consultation, TCC will
> aggregate findings from the movement-wide Organizational Effectiveness
> Questionnaire and provide them to the Foundation’s grantmaking team, along
> with a “capacity building roadmap” to help the team - and the wider
> movement - think about how organizations can build capacity for specific
> program strategies.
>
>
> *We request that you respond to the questionnaire by December 21st*, so
> that TCC can collate the results and share it with all of us early in the
> new year.  Please let us know if you have any difficulties or questions: the
> WMF contact for this process is Winifred Olliff. Please contact us with
> questions or suggestions at <[hidden email]>.
>
>
> Many thanks to all who offered their time and expertise to the different
> stages of this project. We hope this tool will be useful to you in your
> work, and we welcome your continued feedback.
>
> Warm regards and looking forward to our continued work together!
> Anasuya
>

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Leigh Thelmadatter
I assume this survey is only for organizations that have been recognized by AffCom? We are still struggling to get ours (despite the fact that we are one of the most productive educational groups), so I thought Id at least answer the questionnairre, but under "name of organization" the only option is to select from a group of pre-determined names. This even though the instructions say that they welcome responses from informal groups.


> Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 13:31:00 +0100
> From: [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)
>
> Thank you for this initiative and all the hard work that went into
> creating these tools and resources! I'm really looking forward to the
> results and learnings of the next steps.
>
> At the moment, from our perspective the biggest challenge of the planned
> process is to overcome the language barrier: If we want to include our
> volunteers, especially the non-Board members, we'll have to translate
> the questionnaire and some general information first.
> While this is probably doable for German or French quickly enough to
> meet the deadline on December 21, it might be a major challenge for
> smaller langugage communities.
>
> Would it be possible for interested organizations to get in touch with
> the Foundation in order to get help in this regard?
>
> Best
> Claudia
> --
> Executive Director
>
> Wikimedia Österreich - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
> Siebensterngasse 25/15
> 1070 Wien
> Austria
> +43 699 141 28615
> www.wikimedia.at <http://www.wikimedia.at/>
>
>
> Am 01.12.2014 um 22:56 schrieb Anasuya Sengupta:
> > tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on
> > organizational effectiveness, that will help us understand and support each
> > other better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
> >
> >
> > Dear friends and colleagues of the Wikimedia movement:
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking team has initiated a project with
> > TCC Group - a consulting firm focused on social impact - and the larger
> > Wikimedia communities, to help Wikimedia organizations of all shapes and
> > sizes (including user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations), to
> > improve their effectiveness and their ability to have impact for the
> > movement. The project was initiated in response to growing interest and
> > conversations by volunteers and organizations, to better understand how
> > organizations in particular have impact in the Wikimedia movement, which is
> > unique in that it is online, growing extraordinarily fast, and created and
> > supported almost entirely by volunteers.
> >
> > The project seeks to help Wikimedia organizations better understand 1) how
> > impact is defined from an organizational perspective in their contexts, 2)
> > what strategies Wikimedia organizations use to achieve that impact, and 3)
> > what resources and skills Wikimedia organizations may need to be more
> > effective in the strategies they choose to pursue.
> >
> > In the first “impact” stage of the project, TCC interviewed several
> > organizations, administered an impact survey to all organizations, and
> > attended Wikimania 2014 in London where the project was discussed with
> > AffCom, an informal organizational effectiveness working group, the FDC and
> > other grantmaking committees, as well as many other individuals in the
> > movement. TCC also conducted in-depth research on three organizations,
> > resulting in case studies illustrating different organizational models
> > leading to impact. Many thanks to those of you who took your valuable time
> > to participate in one or more of these exchanges; Wikimedians around the
> > globe created the foundation for this work.
> >
> > The second and third stages of the project involve development of an online
> > organizational effectiveness questionnaire, a user guide to help
> > organizations interpret their results, and an organizational effectiveness
> > learning center, which may help organizations think about the different
> > strategies they are using and how they could build specific capacities to
> > be more successful with those strategies.
> >
> > *Learning center:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Learning_center.
> >
> >
> > *User guide:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide
> >
> > *Questionnaire text:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire
> >
> > *Link to take questionnaire (can be used once per IP address, but more
> > links can be requested): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
> >
> > The learning center is intended to be a base from which Wikimedia
> > organizations can grow their knowledge and share their own experiences and
> > best practices. TCC worked closely with a handful of Wikimedia volunteers
> > from different organizations to design the Questionnaire you are about to
> > take.
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation has provided funding for this project and has
> > consulted closely with TCC over the course of the engagement. Please note
> > that the questionnaire is not intended to be a test of individual
> > organizations in any way; the Foundation will not be provided with
> > individual organization results. As part of this consultation, TCC will
> > aggregate findings from the movement-wide Organizational Effectiveness
> > Questionnaire and provide them to the Foundation’s grantmaking team, along
> > with a “capacity building roadmap” to help the team - and the wider
> > movement - think about how organizations can build capacity for specific
> > program strategies.
> >
> >
> > *We request that you respond to the questionnaire by December 21st*, so
> > that TCC can collate the results and share it with all of us early in the
> > new year.  Please let us know if you have any difficulties or questions: the
> > WMF contact for this process is Winifred Olliff. Please contact us with
> > questions or suggestions at <[hidden email]>.
> >
> >
> > Many thanks to all who offered their time and expertise to the different
> > stages of this project. We hope this tool will be useful to you in your
> > work, and we welcome your continued feedback.
> >
> > Warm regards and looking forward to our continued work together!
> > Anasuya
> >
>
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Leigh Thelmadatter
OK I see now the box for "other" not as an option for a name (which is how these things are usually set up) but underneath the original question.

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Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:27:14 -0700




I assume this survey is only for organizations that have been recognized by AffCom? We are still struggling to get ours (despite the fact that we are one of the most productive educational groups), so I thought Id at least answer the questionnairre, but under "name of organization" the only option is to select from a group of pre-determined names. This even though the instructions say that they welcome responses from informal groups.


> Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 13:31:00 +0100
> From: [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)
>
> Thank you for this initiative and all the hard work that went into
> creating these tools and resources! I'm really looking forward to the
> results and learnings of the next steps.
>
> At the moment, from our perspective the biggest challenge of the planned
> process is to overcome the language barrier: If we want to include our
> volunteers, especially the non-Board members, we'll have to translate
> the questionnaire and some general information first.
> While this is probably doable for German or French quickly enough to
> meet the deadline on December 21, it might be a major challenge for
> smaller langugage communities.
>
> Would it be possible for interested organizations to get in touch with
> the Foundation in order to get help in this regard?
>
> Best
> Claudia
> --
> Executive Director
>
> Wikimedia Österreich - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
> Siebensterngasse 25/15
> 1070 Wien
> Austria
> +43 699 141 28615
> www.wikimedia.at <http://www.wikimedia.at/>
>
>
> Am 01.12.2014 um 22:56 schrieb Anasuya Sengupta:
> > tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on
> > organizational effectiveness, that will help us understand and support each
> > other better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
> >
> >
> > Dear friends and colleagues of the Wikimedia movement:
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking team has initiated a project with
> > TCC Group - a consulting firm focused on social impact - and the larger
> > Wikimedia communities, to help Wikimedia organizations of all shapes and
> > sizes (including user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations), to
> > improve their effectiveness and their ability to have impact for the
> > movement. The project was initiated in response to growing interest and
> > conversations by volunteers and organizations, to better understand how
> > organizations in particular have impact in the Wikimedia movement, which is
> > unique in that it is online, growing extraordinarily fast, and created and
> > supported almost entirely by volunteers.
> >
> > The project seeks to help Wikimedia organizations better understand 1) how
> > impact is defined from an organizational perspective in their contexts, 2)
> > what strategies Wikimedia organizations use to achieve that impact, and 3)
> > what resources and skills Wikimedia organizations may need to be more
> > effective in the strategies they choose to pursue.
> >
> > In the first “impact” stage of the project, TCC interviewed several
> > organizations, administered an impact survey to all organizations, and
> > attended Wikimania 2014 in London where the project was discussed with
> > AffCom, an informal organizational effectiveness working group, the FDC and
> > other grantmaking committees, as well as many other individuals in the
> > movement. TCC also conducted in-depth research on three organizations,
> > resulting in case studies illustrating different organizational models
> > leading to impact. Many thanks to those of you who took your valuable time
> > to participate in one or more of these exchanges; Wikimedians around the
> > globe created the foundation for this work.
> >
> > The second and third stages of the project involve development of an online
> > organizational effectiveness questionnaire, a user guide to help
> > organizations interpret their results, and an organizational effectiveness
> > learning center, which may help organizations think about the different
> > strategies they are using and how they could build specific capacities to
> > be more successful with those strategies.
> >
> > *Learning center:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Learning_center.
> >
> >
> > *User guide:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide
> >
> > *Questionnaire text:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire
> >
> > *Link to take questionnaire (can be used once per IP address, but more
> > links can be requested): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
> >
> > The learning center is intended to be a base from which Wikimedia
> > organizations can grow their knowledge and share their own experiences and
> > best practices. TCC worked closely with a handful of Wikimedia volunteers
> > from different organizations to design the Questionnaire you are about to
> > take.
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation has provided funding for this project and has
> > consulted closely with TCC over the course of the engagement. Please note
> > that the questionnaire is not intended to be a test of individual
> > organizations in any way; the Foundation will not be provided with
> > individual organization results. As part of this consultation, TCC will
> > aggregate findings from the movement-wide Organizational Effectiveness
> > Questionnaire and provide them to the Foundation’s grantmaking team, along
> > with a “capacity building roadmap” to help the team - and the wider
> > movement - think about how organizations can build capacity for specific
> > program strategies.
> >
> >
> > *We request that you respond to the questionnaire by December 21st*, so
> > that TCC can collate the results and share it with all of us early in the
> > new year.  Please let us know if you have any difficulties or questions: the
> > WMF contact for this process is Winifred Olliff. Please contact us with
> > questions or suggestions at <[hidden email]>.
> >
> >
> > Many thanks to all who offered their time and expertise to the different
> > stages of this project. We hope this tool will be useful to you in your
> > work, and we welcome your continued feedback.
> >
> > Warm regards and looking forward to our continued work together!
> > Anasuya
> >
>
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John Mark Vandenberg
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On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Samuel Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Thanks Anasuya!  That's quite a comprehensive survey.... but instructive to
> fill out.
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:46 AM, John Mark Vandenberg <[hidden email]>
>  wrote:
>>
>> No, .. from the survey itself:
>>
>> "Throughout, we use the phrase “Wikimedia Organization” to refer to
>> chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups."
>>
>> And on the first page of questions there is a drop down "What is the
>> name of your organization?" , which excludes the WMF.
>>
>
> I think the intro sentence just needs to be updated to include the WMF.
>
> The WMF is in that dropdown.   I did have to hunt to find it when I filled
> the survey out; it would be much easier if that list were alphabetized.

True enough, there it is, between the Netherlands and India.

Anyway .. how should we fill this in for multiple organisations?

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Anasuya Sengupta
In reply to this post by Gerard Meijssen-3
Gerard, I'm not sure I understand this concern. Data of all kinds are
important, but in this case, the questionnaire is meant to help
organizations reflect on how they make the strategic choices they do, and
what more we can do, as individual organizations and collectively across
the movement, to be effective.

These questions are not answered by numbers alone, as by context and
resource mapping and analysis.

Perhaps if you gave me examples of the data you believe we should be
collecting/sharing, I would understand better?

Warmly,
Anasuya
On Dec 1, 2014 11:22 PM, "Gerard Meijssen" <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Hoi,
> I would assume that statistics are an important tool. There are many
> statistics I can think of off the top of my head that make sense in this
> context.,
>
> WHERE ARE THEY...
>
> Given that this is a WMF initiative, why are the statistics not there.. You
> have the capability ! and the need is obvious when the ED says that metrics
> are how chapters are evaluated..
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
> On 1 December 2014 at 22:56, Anasuya Sengupta <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on
> > organizational effectiveness, that will help us understand and support
> each
> > other better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
> >
> >
> > Dear friends and colleagues of the Wikimedia movement:
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking team has initiated a project with
> > TCC Group - a consulting firm focused on social impact - and the larger
> > Wikimedia communities, to help Wikimedia organizations of all shapes and
> > sizes (including user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations), to
> > improve their effectiveness and their ability to have impact for the
> > movement. The project was initiated in response to growing interest and
> > conversations by volunteers and organizations, to better understand how
> > organizations in particular have impact in the Wikimedia movement, which
> is
> > unique in that it is online, growing extraordinarily fast, and created
> and
> > supported almost entirely by volunteers.
> >
> > The project seeks to help Wikimedia organizations better understand 1)
> how
> > impact is defined from an organizational perspective in their contexts,
> 2)
> > what strategies Wikimedia organizations use to achieve that impact, and
> 3)
> > what resources and skills Wikimedia organizations may need to be more
> > effective in the strategies they choose to pursue.
> >
> > In the first “impact” stage of the project, TCC interviewed several
> > organizations, administered an impact survey to all organizations, and
> > attended Wikimania 2014 in London where the project was discussed with
> > AffCom, an informal organizational effectiveness working group, the FDC
> and
> > other grantmaking committees, as well as many other individuals in the
> > movement. TCC also conducted in-depth research on three organizations,
> > resulting in case studies illustrating different organizational models
> > leading to impact. Many thanks to those of you who took your valuable
> time
> > to participate in one or more of these exchanges; Wikimedians around the
> > globe created the foundation for this work.
> >
> > The second and third stages of the project involve development of an
> online
> > organizational effectiveness questionnaire, a user guide to help
> > organizations interpret their results, and an organizational
> effectiveness
> > learning center, which may help organizations think about the different
> > strategies they are using and how they could build specific capacities to
> > be more successful with those strategies.
> >
> > *Learning center:
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Learning_center
> > .
> >
> >
> > *User guide:
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide
> >
> > *Questionnaire text:
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire
> >
> > *Link to take questionnaire (can be used once per IP address, but more
> > links can be requested): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
> >
> > The learning center is intended to be a base from which Wikimedia
> > organizations can grow their knowledge and share their own experiences
> and
> > best practices. TCC worked closely with a handful of Wikimedia volunteers
> > from different organizations to design the Questionnaire you are about to
> > take.
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation has provided funding for this project and has
> > consulted closely with TCC over the course of the engagement. Please note
> > that the questionnaire is not intended to be a test of individual
> > organizations in any way; the Foundation will not be provided with
> > individual organization results. As part of this consultation, TCC will
> > aggregate findings from the movement-wide Organizational Effectiveness
> > Questionnaire and provide them to the Foundation’s grantmaking team,
> along
> > with a “capacity building roadmap” to help the team - and the wider
> > movement - think about how organizations can build capacity for specific
> > program strategies.
> >
> >
> > *We request that you respond to the questionnaire by December 21st*, so
> > that TCC can collate the results and share it with all of us early in the
> > new year.  Please let us know if you have any difficulties or questions:
> > the
> > WMF contact for this process is Winifred Olliff. Please contact us with
> > questions or suggestions at <[hidden email]>.
> >
> >
> > Many thanks to all who offered their time and expertise to the different
> > stages of this project. We hope this tool will be useful to you in your
> > work, and we welcome your continued feedback.
> >
> > Warm regards and looking forward to our continued work together!
> > Anasuya
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > *Anasuya SenguptaSenior Director of GrantmakingWikimedia Foundation*
> >
> > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> > the sum of all knowledge.  Help us make it a reality!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

Anasuya Sengupta
In reply to this post by Federico Leva (Nemo)
Hi Nemo and John,

The questionnaire is not meant to exclude WMF at all, instead the wording
was meant to _include_ all forms of  Wikimedia 'organization'. So yes, the
phrase can be easily modified. And as SJ points out, WMF is on the list
too. :-)

Anasuya
On Dec 2, 2014 12:34 AM, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Why does the questionnaire seemingly exclude the WMF?
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_
> effectiveness/Tool/User_guide#Preparing_to_Take_the_
> Organizational_Effectiveness_Questionnaire>
> If the WMF is one "other organized group" in the sentence "A Wikimedia
> chapter, user group, thematic organization or other organized group", that
> would be nice to spell out.
>
> Nemo
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Anasuya Sengupta
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Hi John,

I think it's really up to you and the organizational team(s) you represent.
If you are critically involved in the program and org leadership of more
than one, you're welcome to respond more than once. In this case, we'd ask
you to make sure you have more than just your responses from each
organization. This might affect a few folks across the movement, so I'm
glad you asked.

Warmly,
Anasuya
On Dec 2, 2014 12:46 AM, "John Mark Vandenberg" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > Why does the questionnaire seemingly exclude the WMF?
> > <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide#Preparing_to_Take_the_Organizational_Effectiveness_Questionnaire
> >
> > If the WMF is one "other organized group" in the sentence "A Wikimedia
> > chapter, user group, thematic organization or other organized group",
> that
> > would be nice to spell out.
>
> No, .. from the survey itself:
>
> "Throughout, we use the phrase “Wikimedia Organization” to refer to
> chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups."
>
> And on the first page of questions there is a drop down "What is the
> name of your organization?" , which excludes the WMF.
>
> On that field, what if I am a member of multiple listed organisations?
>  Should I fill in the survey multiple times?
>
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Anasuya Sengupta
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Thanks, Sam. Will work on making the drop down easier to access.

Anasuya
On Dec 2, 2014 2:38 AM, "Samuel Klein" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Thanks Anasuya!  That's quite a comprehensive survey.... but instructive to
> fill out.
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:46 AM, John Mark Vandenberg <[hidden email]>
>  wrote:
> >
> > No, .. from the survey itself:
> >
> > "Throughout, we use the phrase “Wikimedia Organization” to refer to
> > chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups."
> >
> > And on the first page of questions there is a drop down "What is the
> > name of your organization?" , which excludes the WMF.
> >
>
> I think the intro sentence just needs to be updated to include the WMF.
>
> The WMF is in that dropdown.   I did have to hunt to find it when I filled
> the survey out; it would be much easier if that list were alphabetized.
>
>
> Sam
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Sebastian Moleski-2
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Hi Anasuya,

Is there by any chance a public list of the questions asked in the
survey? I've just clicked through a few pages and noticed that some
questions need a little preparation to answer truthfully. It would be
helpful if the questions could be looked up in advance.

Thank you for your help,

Sebastian

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Claudia Garád
Hi Sebastian,

are you looking for this:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire

Best
Claudia

Am 02.12.2014 um 18:03 schrieb Sebastian Moleski:

> Hi Anasuya,
>
> Is there by any chance a public list of the questions asked in the
> survey? I've just clicked through a few pages and noticed that some
> questions need a little preparation to answer truthfully. It would be
> helpful if the questions could be looked up in advance.
>
> Thank you for your help,
>
> Sebastian
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Anasuya Sengupta
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> Would it be possible for interested organizations to get in touch with
the Foundation in order to get help in this regard?
>
> Best
> Claudia

Hi Claudia,

Thank you for the appreciation and your help - as so many others on this
list - in thinking through this questionnaire and next steps. Thanks too
for raising the question of languages; a critical one. In the introduction
to the questionnaire, we do say that if language is an issue (as we well
understand it could be), folks should contact Winifred (
[hidden email] for convenience) for any support around
this. If the deadlines need to be pushed back for that reason, we can
certainly work that out together.

Warmly,

Anasuya
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

Anasuya Sengupta
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On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 5:28 AM, Leigh Thelmadatter <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> OK I see now the box for "other" not as an option for a name (which is how
> these things are usually set up) but underneath the original question.
>

Thanks, Leigh - we're working on changing the way the box is configured, so
it's more intuitive. We do encourage informal groups to take the
questionnaire, as you notice, since it's useful to see what of these
questions (and possible responses) might apply to groups like yours.

Anasuya

>
> From: [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: RE: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for
> Wikimedia organizations)
> Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:27:14 -0700
>
>
>
>
> I assume this survey is only for organizations that have been recognized
> by AffCom? We are still struggling to get ours (despite the fact that we
> are one of the most productive educational groups), so I thought Id at
> least answer the questionnairre, but under "name of organization" the only
> option is to select from a group of pre-determined names. This even though
> the instructions say that they welcome responses from informal groups.
>
>
> > Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 13:31:00 +0100
> > From: [hidden email]
> > To: [hidden email]
> > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for
> Wikimedia organizations)
> >
> > Thank you for this initiative and all the hard work that went into
> > creating these tools and resources! I'm really looking forward to the
> > results and learnings of the next steps.
> >
> > At the moment, from our perspective the biggest challenge of the planned
> > process is to overcome the language barrier: If we want to include our
> > volunteers, especially the non-Board members, we'll have to translate
> > the questionnaire and some general information first.
> > While this is probably doable for German or French quickly enough to
> > meet the deadline on December 21, it might be a major challenge for
> > smaller langugage communities.
> >
> > Would it be possible for interested organizations to get in touch with
> > the Foundation in order to get help in this regard?
> >
> > Best
> > Claudia
> > --
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> >
> > Wikimedia Österreich - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
> > Siebensterngasse 25/15
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> >
> >
> > Am 01.12.2014 um 22:56 schrieb Anasuya Sengupta:
> > > tl;dr Request for Wikimedia organizations to take a survey on
> > > organizational effectiveness, that will help us understand and support
> each
> > > other better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
> > >
> > >
> > > Dear friends and colleagues of the Wikimedia movement:
> > >
> > > The Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking team has initiated a project
> with
> > > TCC Group - a consulting firm focused on social impact - and the larger
> > > Wikimedia communities, to help Wikimedia organizations of all shapes
> and
> > > sizes (including user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations), to
> > > improve their effectiveness and their ability to have impact for the
> > > movement. The project was initiated in response to growing interest and
> > > conversations by volunteers and organizations, to better understand how
> > > organizations in particular have impact in the Wikimedia movement,
> which is
> > > unique in that it is online, growing extraordinarily fast, and created
> and
> > > supported almost entirely by volunteers.
> > >
> > > The project seeks to help Wikimedia organizations better understand 1)
> how
> > > impact is defined from an organizational perspective in their
> contexts, 2)
> > > what strategies Wikimedia organizations use to achieve that impact,
> and 3)
> > > what resources and skills Wikimedia organizations may need to be more
> > > effective in the strategies they choose to pursue.
> > >
> > > In the first “impact” stage of the project, TCC interviewed several
> > > organizations, administered an impact survey to all organizations, and
> > > attended Wikimania 2014 in London where the project was discussed with
> > > AffCom, an informal organizational effectiveness working group, the
> FDC and
> > > other grantmaking committees, as well as many other individuals in the
> > > movement. TCC also conducted in-depth research on three organizations,
> > > resulting in case studies illustrating different organizational models
> > > leading to impact. Many thanks to those of you who took your valuable
> time
> > > to participate in one or more of these exchanges; Wikimedians around
> the
> > > globe created the foundation for this work.
> > >
> > > The second and third stages of the project involve development of an
> online
> > > organizational effectiveness questionnaire, a user guide to help
> > > organizations interpret their results, and an organizational
> effectiveness
> > > learning center, which may help organizations think about the different
> > > strategies they are using and how they could build specific capacities
> to
> > > be more successful with those strategies.
> > >
> > > *Learning center:
> > >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Learning_center
> .
> > >
> > >
> > > *User guide:
> > >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide
> > >
> > > *Questionnaire text:
> > >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire
> > >
> > > *Link to take questionnaire (can be used once per IP address, but more
> > > links can be requested):
> https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
> > >
> > > The learning center is intended to be a base from which Wikimedia
> > > organizations can grow their knowledge and share their own experiences
> and
> > > best practices. TCC worked closely with a handful of Wikimedia
> volunteers
> > > from different organizations to design the Questionnaire you are about
> to
> > > take.
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Foundation has provided funding for this project and has
> > > consulted closely with TCC over the course of the engagement. Please
> note
> > > that the questionnaire is not intended to be a test of individual
> > > organizations in any way; the Foundation will not be provided with
> > > individual organization results. As part of this consultation, TCC will
> > > aggregate findings from the movement-wide Organizational Effectiveness
> > > Questionnaire and provide them to the Foundation’s grantmaking team,
> along
> > > with a “capacity building roadmap” to help the team - and the wider
> > > movement - think about how organizations can build capacity for
> specific
> > > program strategies.
> > >
> > >
> > > *We request that you respond to the questionnaire by December 21st*, so
> > > that TCC can collate the results and share it with all of us early in
> the
> > > new year.  Please let us know if you have any difficulties or
> questions: the
> > > WMF contact for this process is Winifred Olliff. Please contact us with
> > > questions or suggestions at <[hidden email]>.
> > >
> > >
> > > Many thanks to all who offered their time and expertise to the
> different
> > > stages of this project. We hope this tool will be useful to you in your
> > > work, and we welcome your continued feedback.
> > >
> > > Warm regards and looking forward to our continued work together!
> > > Anasuya
> > >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

Anasuya Sengupta
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As an update to John's enquiry around multiple responses - i.e. one person
filling out the questionnaire for more than one organisation - could anyone
in this position please write to Winifred, so we can send you another
unique url for the survey? Right now, the survey is designed to accept only
one response per IP address.

thanks,
a-

On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Anasuya Sengupta <[hidden email]>
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> Hi John,
>
> I think it's really up to you and the organizational team(s) you
> represent. If you are critically involved in the program and org leadership
> of more than one, you're welcome to respond more than once. In this case,
> we'd ask you to make sure you have more than just your responses from each
> organization. This might affect a few folks across the movement, so I'm
> glad you asked.
>
> Warmly,
> Anasuya
> On Dec 2, 2014 12:46 AM, "John Mark Vandenberg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>> > Why does the questionnaire seemingly exclude the WMF?
>> > <
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide#Preparing_to_Take_the_Organizational_Effectiveness_Questionnaire
>> >
>> > If the WMF is one "other organized group" in the sentence "A Wikimedia
>> > chapter, user group, thematic organization or other organized group",
>> that
>> > would be nice to spell out.
>>
>> No, .. from the survey itself:
>>
>> "Throughout, we use the phrase “Wikimedia Organization” to refer to
>> chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups."
>>
>> And on the first page of questions there is a drop down "What is the
>> name of your organization?" , which excludes the WMF.
>>
>> On that field, what if I am a member of multiple listed organisations?
>>  Should I fill in the survey multiple times?
>>
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>> John Vandenberg
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