End of Year Metrics
NAYGN Core requests that all local chapters keep track of their activities throughout each year. The purpose of this is to track how many hours the organization as a whole is contributing to NAYGN activities and events. Keeping track of this information is of great benefit to NAYGN because it allows the organization to demonstrate the positive contributions that we are making in our companies and in North America. This type of documentation will help the local chapters and the national organization receive support for our activities in the future. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact your affairs chair. See the Chapter List for the Canadian Affairs Chair, US Affairs Chair, and Mexican Affairs Chair contact information.
Download the 2015 NAYGN EOY Metrics Template to record and submit your local chapter’s hours!
2014 Results: 68,929 PD hours | 24,080 PI hours | TOTAL 100,539 hours
2013 Results: 71,324 PD hours | 22,524 PI hours | TOTAL 93,848 hours
2012 Results: 72,710 PD hours | 24,188 PI hours | TOTAL 96,898 hours
2011 Results: 58,519 PD hours | 29,297 PI hours | TOTAL 88,315 hours
2010 Results: 55,376 PD hours | 28,826 PI hours | TOTAL 84,202 hours
2009 Results: 50,670 PD hours | 23,754 PI hours | TOTAL 74,424 hours
2008 Results: 37,600 PD hours | 9,900 PI hours | TOTAL 47,500 hours
2007 Results: 27,092 PD hours | 6,437 PI hours | TOTAL 33,529 hours
Frequently Asked Questions
When are my chapter’s metrics due, and who do I submit them to?
Please submit your chapter metrics for the year to your regional lead and/or affairs chair by the third Friday in December.
What types of activities should I keep record of?
All activities that your chapter has participated in should be recorded. Please choose the category that best fits your activity: Professional Development, Networking/Social, Public Information, or Community Service.
How much time should I record for each activity?
Ensure that you record the amount of time spent on the activity, plus any time that was used to prepare for the activity.
For activities extending over multiple days such as conferences or overnight trips, record “contact hours” (for instance, you would exclude time spent sleeping). However, do include time spent traveling (over and above a typical commute), since this is also member-volunteered time.
What time period do the metrics cover?
January 1 through December 31 of each year.
How can these metrics help my local chapter?
You can use the metrics from your chapter to show your executive sponsor what you have been doing for the past year. These metrics can be helpful when asking for budget for future activities. Consider writing a newsletter article for your chapter or company newsletter to spread the word about your chapter’s activities. You can use the overall NAYGN metrics to show NAYGN’s value to the industry.
When I record the number of people that participated in an activity, do I count only the people that are members of the continental NAYGN organization?
Record the number of participants as the number of people from your local chapter who participated in the event, whether or not they are members of the continental NAYGN organization. (Reminder: membership to NAYGN is free! This is a good opportunity to remind your local chapter members to register with NAYGN).
How do I account for my chapter’s reach numbers?
The reach metric is a measure of how many members of the general public your chapter impacts, and is split between Public Information and Community Service activities. For example, if 10 members of your chapter attended a two-hour town hall meeting where 150 members of the general public were in attendance, you would record 20 public information hours and a reach of 150.
For larger events, such as conferences and exhibitions where many thousands of people may be in attendance, the reach of your chapter may not extend to all attendees. In this case, record the number of individual interactions your chapter had, such as the number of visitors to your chapter’s booth, the number of participants in your chapter’s activity, or another comparable measure.
There may be instances in which an in-person interaction is not the best measure of your chapter’s reach. Examples of this would be postcards sent, meals delivered, or other similar metrics. In this case, include these easily quantifiable accomplishments in your reach totals. Refrain from less easily quantified measures.
How do I submit metrics for events where more than one chapter was in attendance?
To avoid double-counting, work with the other chapter leads to develop a reasonable allocation for the hours and reach totals. For example, if Chapter A volunteered 10 person-hours and Chapter B volunteered 30 person-hours at a community event with a total reach of 100, an equitable assignment of reach metrics would be 25 to Chapter A and 75 to Chapter B.