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==SWOT analysis 2009==
==SWOT analysis 2009==
Copied from [[Retreat_March_2009/SWOT]]
Copied from [[Retreat_March_2009/SWOT]]. Needs to be updated.


===Strengths===
===Strengths===
Tech savvy membership across a broad range of competencies esp. OSS.
*Tech savvy membership across a broad range of competencies esp. OSS.
Members with important other positions contacts, involvement.
*Members with important other positions contacts, involvement.
Positive financial balance.
*Positive financial balance.
Good contacts with allied orgs. in cultural institutions
*Good contacts with allied orgs. in cultural institutions
Geographically diverse [also a negative].
*Geographically diverse [also a negative].
Public awareness of WP, great goodwill.
*Public awareness of WP, great goodwill.
English language community
*English language community


===Weaknesses===
===Weaknesses===
Poor links to some states, especially brisbane which has enough people, but not much relationship with the committee.
*Poor links to some states, especially brisbane which has enough people, but not much relationship with the committee.
Not much money (?)
*Not much money (?)
Geographically diverse [also a positive]
*Geographically diverse [also a positive]
No dedicated tech person (committee position)
*No dedicated tech person (committee position)
Lack of public awareness of Chapter
*Lack of public awareness of Chapter
No experience in fundraising
*No experience in fundraising
Poor allies in media.
*Poor allies in media.


===Opportunities===
===Opportunities===
Grants - WMF and other.
*Grants - WMF and other.
Media [also threat]
*Media [also threat]
Fundraising
*Fundraising
Merchandise - esp. licensing of english logos/marks.
*Merchandise - esp. licensing of english logos/marks.
Nearby countries/languages - Indo., N.Z., PNG,
*Nearby countries/languages - Indo., N.Z., PNG,
Gov't policy changes (good or bad) such as Internet filter = positive attention to us [also threat]
*Gov't policy changes (good or bad) such as Internet filter = positive attention to us [also threat]


===Threats===
===Threats===
Members not renewing.
*Members not renewing.
States feeling left out - factionalising?
*States feeling left out - factionalising?
Tech infrastructure failing (hosting
*Tech infrastructure failing (hosting
Legal - suing for libel etc.
*Legal - suing for libel etc.
Copyright lobby
*Copyright lobby
Media [also opportunity]
*Media [also opportunity]
Gov't policy changes.
*Gov't policy changes.

Revision as of 07:48, 23 May 2011

SWOT analysis 2009

Copied from Retreat_March_2009/SWOT. Needs to be updated.

Strengths

  • Tech savvy membership across a broad range of competencies esp. OSS.
  • Members with important other positions contacts, involvement.
  • Positive financial balance.
  • Good contacts with allied orgs. in cultural institutions
  • Geographically diverse [also a negative].
  • Public awareness of WP, great goodwill.
  • English language community

Weaknesses

  • Poor links to some states, especially brisbane which has enough people, but not much relationship with the committee.
  • Not much money (?)
  • Geographically diverse [also a positive]
  • No dedicated tech person (committee position)
  • Lack of public awareness of Chapter
  • No experience in fundraising
  • Poor allies in media.

Opportunities

  • Grants - WMF and other.
  • Media [also threat]
  • Fundraising
  • Merchandise - esp. licensing of english logos/marks.
  • Nearby countries/languages - Indo., N.Z., PNG,
  • Gov't policy changes (good or bad) such as Internet filter = positive attention to us [also threat]

Threats

  • Members not renewing.
  • States feeling left out - factionalising?
  • Tech infrastructure failing (hosting
  • Legal - suing for libel etc.
  • Copyright lobby
  • Media [also opportunity]
  • Gov't policy changes.
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