Impact tags


In their own words, what is the value our network is providing to its members? Where do we see patterns in what they are telling us about that value? What can we learn from it?

Our impact analysis aims to identify trends, challenges, gaps, opportunities, and developing ideas that can feed into improving practices, theories of change, and strategy. This coding is iterative and will evolve as our work progresses. The mind map (above) and codes below provide an idea of what will likely emerge, based on what we already know about the impacts of Mozilla’s work.

These are a work in progress that we are still polishing and synthesizing:

Impact codes (draft)

  • Gained skills (e.g., web literacy skills, open leadership skills, 21st century skills, other)
  • Employability / work readiness — “Helped me get a job” / “Helped me create a job” etc
  • Educational opportunity / “Helped me get into school”
  • Entrepreneurship & innovation — developing new models, products, services
  • Professional connections / networking
  • Social connections / networking
  • Access to resources (e.g., curriculum, teaching tools, collaboration platform, source code, etc.)
  • Funding (e.g., I got money from or as a result of my involvement in the network)

To be added to above

  • Amplified my “visibility”
  • Helped me build my brand
  • Connected me to other influential or relevant contacts
  • Helped expand my network
  • Amplified my leadership
  • Allowed me to have impact (more than I could have had working on my own)

Coded file exported by RQDA.

To be added /synthesized from Christine’s RQDA tagging work

  • Social impact
  • Empowering others
  • Connections
  • Collaboration