Frequently Asked Questions
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?
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?
How can these metrics help my local chapter?
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?
How do I account for my chapter’s reach numbers?
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.