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[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Organizational effectiveness tool for Wikimedia organizations (including user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations)

Winifred Olliff
Greetings, Wikimedia colleagues:

Many thanks to all who have participated in the organizational
effectiveness tool so far. The questionnaire is still active and *the date
for responding has been extended to 29 December:*

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

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

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

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

We want to highlight some support materials we have developed in the past
few weeks, including a presentation about how to use the tool, and a list
of questions and answers about the tool:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Support.
These support materials will be evolving as different questions and needs
come up, and we hope they will be helpful in understanding how the tool
works and sharing that information within your organization.

Please note that this tool is built for user groups as well as formal
organizations like chapters and thematic organizations. The purpose of the
tool is to help groups assess their own effectiveness, and build a plan for
leveraging their strengths and building capacity in areas where they may
have capacity gaps. Results will be compiled in an aggregate report, but
specific results for each organization will not be shared publicly or with
the Wikimedia Foundation. See Anasuya's announcement quoted below for more
details about the purpose of the tool.

If you are curious about participating but have concerns or need additional
support, please contact us at [hidden email] (this Email
address will reach me). If your questions aren't yet addressed in the FAQ,
please add them to the support discussion page, or contact us by Email.

Thanks again to all who have participated so far, and to those who have
already offered helpful feedback about the tool!

Cheers,

Winifred

On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 1:56 PM, 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!
> Support Wikimedia <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>
>
>
>
>

--
Winifred Olliff
FDC Support Team
Wikimedia Foundation
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Claudia Garád
Thank you Winifred!

I think an extension of the deadline is a good call :-)

Good news for everyone who plans to do this with German-speaking
community members: We translated the questions on Meta:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire/de

Season's greetings from Vienna!
Claudia

Am 15.12.2014 um 21:44 schrieb Winifred Olliff:

> Greetings, Wikimedia colleagues:
>
> Many thanks to all who have participated in the organizational
> effectiveness tool so far. The questionnaire is still active and *the date
> for responding has been extended to 29 December:*
>
> *Link to take questionnaire (can be used once per IP address, but more
> links can be requested): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OEQuestionnaire
>
> *User guide:
>   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide>
>
> *Questionnaire text:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Questionnaire
>
> *Learning center:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Learning_center
>
> We want to highlight some support materials we have developed in the past
> few weeks, including a presentation about how to use the tool, and a list
> of questions and answers about the tool:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/Support.
> These support materials will be evolving as different questions and needs
> come up, and we hope they will be helpful in understanding how the tool
> works and sharing that information within your organization.
>
> Please note that this tool is built for user groups as well as formal
> organizations like chapters and thematic organizations. The purpose of the
> tool is to help groups assess their own effectiveness, and build a plan for
> leveraging their strengths and building capacity in areas where they may
> have capacity gaps. Results will be compiled in an aggregate report, but
> specific results for each organization will not be shared publicly or with
> the Wikimedia Foundation. See Anasuya's announcement quoted below for more
> details about the purpose of the tool.
>
> If you are curious about participating but have concerns or need additional
> support, please contact us at [hidden email] (this Email
> address will reach me). If your questions aren't yet addressed in the FAQ,
> please add them to the support discussion page, or contact us by Email.
>
> Thanks again to all who have participated so far, and to those who have
> already offered helpful feedback about the tool!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Winifred
>
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 1:56 PM, 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!
>> Support Wikimedia <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>
>>
>>
>>
>>


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