Goals review scorecard 2017-2018
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Issue or areaGoalMet?Comment
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General electionIn the event of a general election during the year, do as we did in 2017 (or better!).n/aPhew.
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Data
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Elections100% of elections at district council level or above, including by-elections, identified by an election IDPartially metWe know we missed some by-elections in the months following the general election, but believe we've had full coverage since late Autumn 2017.
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Maintain a published list of these electionsMet
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Explore mechanisms to increase accuracy of notification & confirmation of electionMet?We developed an 'election radar' tool to help automate notification and work closely with leading election-spotters to increase our accuracy
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CandidatesPublish names and party information for 100% of candidates in above electionsPartially metWe had at least one by-election with no candidates listed. We developed a bot to point to elections where we don't have candidates to help direct volunteer efforts. We think we're on top of this now.
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Publish email addresses for XX% of candidatesn/aWe forgot to set ourselves a target. We had email addresses for 17.5% of candidates for 3 May
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Publish at least one social media profile for XX% of candidatesn/aWe also forgot to set a target here, but 12.7% had a twitter, 23.6% candidates had at least one contact detail
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Polling locations
Publish polling location data for 75% of councils with elections in May 2018Met83% of councils (or 87% coverage of the 18+ population in areas with elections)
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Publish polling location data for 100% of the 32 London boroughs, Birmingham and ManchesterNearly metMissed one London borough due to technical issues
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ResultsPublish winning candidate data and vote count for 100% of results at May 2018 electionsMetAstounding!
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Apps
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Run improved Where Do I Vote? serviceMetWe made improvements based on 2017 user feedback. 96% users found what they were looking for (three-point improvement on 2017)
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Run improved Who Can I Vote For? serviceUnknownWe don't have the satisfaction score for Who last year
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Full set of statements from candidates in 20 marginal London borough wards for May 2018Not metWe lacked capacity to chase individual candidates here
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Find support for ElectionLeaflets.org (talk to five academic, cultural or heritage institutions and media companies) or close it downNot metChats with academics, reached out to museums, no chance of financial support, need to shut it down
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Help 250,000 people engage with election information across Data and AppsMet500,000 uses of the polling station finder; 489,000 uses of candidate lookup. (NB. This includes repeat uses by the same person.)
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Greater percentage of users find Who and Where useful (vs 2016 previous comparable elections)Partially met96% on Where (up from 93.5% last year); 22% on Who (unknown in 2017)
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Users on Who Can I Vote For? spend long enough on the pages to read the informationPartially metThe average user spent two-and-a-half minutes on the site in the week running up to 3 May.
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BoardNew board of directorsMetNews in this report
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FundingRaise £150,000 of new funding beyond existing committed fundsNot metWe've had a lot of chats, but nothing committed yet
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Make sales to local authorities or Cabinet OfficeNot metWe met the Cabinet Office, but it's unclear as to whether they could fund; local authorities responses varied, but did not seem promising (yet)
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Test new approaches to individual member donationsNot started
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Build better relationship with membersPublish weekly blogPartially met
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Send monthly newsletterPartially met
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Plan clear onboarding processNot met
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DiversityMake effort to understand diversity of members, partners and end usersNot metWe were offered some help here but that fell through — we need to pursue this harder
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Make best efforts to ensure club is reflective of UK populationUnderstand best practices through meeting with three well-regarded organisationsNot startedDitto
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Publish a code of conductMetRead it here
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Design appropriate approach for the club [to improve its diversity] Not started
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ResearchWrite research plan to cover end users and partner organisationsPartially metSeveral volunteers helped us begin to design this work, but time ran out
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React to research discoveries with new approach or prototype productsNot started
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OtherPlan for personal development for staffNot started
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Labs
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Additional data sourcesStart work on open historical results databaseNot started
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Ensure 50% of May 2018 candidate pages on Who Can I Vote For? are linked to local manifestosNot metOver 6,000 candidate pages linked to a local manifesto, but this represented only 39% of all candidates. Over 11,000 candidates (72%) could be linked to at least one piece of information on a local party, which is a step forward.
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Do something not related to an electionBegin work on the UK representatives databaseNot started
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Do something offline, potentiallyLondon 2018 candidate debates in 20 wardsNot started
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Tools for door-to-door organising (could be awareness, issues, registration, GOTV)Not started
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Member-organised meetupsNot started
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Win new project grant to review UK civic education and design proposal for moonshot projectNot started
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