Austin President's Report

Austin President's Report

Friends of Nigeria Biennial Meeting

Summary of past year

Payments to Groups doing good work in Nigeria

ACHI

Fantsuam

Fistula Group

Turnover on board

Thank you to members leaving board

              Greg Zell

Virginia DeLancey

David Strain

2 new nominees

Monique LeBlanc

Spencer Ralston

Recent Survey

[It pays to ask people to fill out the survey]

Currently 210 responses, and counting

What’s most important?               Highest                 High                       Medium               Low                        Lowest

Newsletter                                         59%                        30%                        10%                          1%                          0%

Annual Meeting                                  7%                        15%                        33%                        31%                        14%

Projects in Nigeria                            22%                       33%                        34%                          8%                          3%

Member Resource                           18%                        37%                        30%                        12%                         4%

Social Media.  What do you use?               [117 answered, 93 skipped]

Facebook            101

Twitter                   14

Instagram             15

Blogs                     16

WhatsApp             32

Use of Social Media

Never                   36%

Monthly               16%

Weekly                 13%        26

Daily                     35%        72

Communicate with FON members over Social Media?

Never                                 34%

Infrequently                      28%

Read, no contribute        16%

Read + Contribute           24%

Prefer Newsletter                            Online   53%                        Print      47%

Favorite Newsletter Sections     

               Most             Favored         Less                      Least                   Dislike   Weighted
                Favored                               Favored               Favored                               Average

Lead Articles                      37%                        54%         9%                          1%                          0            1.73

President’s Column          15%                        55%        26%                         4%                          1%          2.21

Project Updates                23%                        53%        20%                         5%                          0             2.06

RPCV Recollections         56%                        39%          4%                         2%                          1%          1.53

Book Reviews                   26%                        47%        24%                         3%                          0             2.03

RPCV News                       39%                        49%          9%                         3%                          0             1.76

Commentary                     21%                        54%        23%                         2%                          0             2.06

In Memoriam                    52%                        38%          8%                          1%                          1%          1.58

The Arts                             21%                        42%        33%                         4%                          1%          2.21

Nigeria News                    38%                        41%        16%                         5%                          1%          1.89

How could we encourage more of our members to contribute to FON?   

105 responses.  No magic bullet.

Volunteers for specific roles                        34 answered

Assistant Editor                4

Layout Editor                     2

Nigeria News Editor         0

Political Editor                  3

Arts Editor                         3

Obituary Editor                 3

Author an Article           23!

Assistant Webmaster     1

Locate Lost Members    5

Research bad Emails      1

WikiFON Webmaster      0

Re-index WikiFON           1

Nigerian Diaspora Organizations

100 responses.  Mostly NO.  5-6 named organizations.    Will follow up.

Attended Recent FON Meetings?              57 Yes                   149 No

Where?

Poconos                              13

Denver                                 18

Berkeley                              20

Washington                        34

Nashville                             12

Elsewhere                           33

How might we improve Annual Meetings?

                78 responses.    A variety of suggestions.               Will follow up.

Suggestions for Content of Annual Meetings?

                68 responses.    A variety of suggestions.               Will follow up.