thanks for reaching out.
the way I see it, the question you are submitting is a bit broad. How do
you measure effectiveness? We work in terms of goals and how Wikimedia
programs help achieve those goals. So depending what Wikimedia Cascadia
goals are and what assets the organization holds, some programs could fit
the local context better than others. We don't really talk about effective
or ineffective programs. You can find tools for setting goals and targets
on the Evaluation portal, as well .
Last year, the team started a Program Evaluation report (beta), which we
hope to complete with the launch of Round II of voluntary program
reporting. The first round of data collection allowed us to work on that
report, which I invite you to read for a deeper sense of what kind of
results these bring to the movement. For the past Wikimania, we worked on a
poster that visualizes those results .
As far as program types go, we have a list of the most typical Wikimedia
Programs on the Plan section of the Evaluation portal
From what I can see in the organization's page on
Meta , you already
have a number of programs you work in? Does the organization
coordinate these initiatives in the region, or is there a formal group that
promotes programs and activities? When did Wikimedia Cascadia start? Do you
already offer support to the local communities, or you hope to do so in the
Let me know if this is of help. Looking forward to hearing more about
Wikimedia Cascadia plans!
*María Cruz * \\ Community Coordinator, PE&D Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation,
mcruz(a)wikimedia.org | : @marianarra_ <https://twitter.com/marianarra_>
 Setting Goals and targets:
Program Evaluation Report (beta)
 Topline: Evaluation Report (beta)
 Program Resources
 Wikimedia Cascadia
On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As we are considering which projects to do in Cascadia, it would be good
for us to know what WMF Evaluation has learned are the most and least
effective programs for thematic organizations and PEG/APG. Is there a
ranked list of program types, and descriptions of recommended practices for
the most effective programs?