Planning for Program Inputs & Outputs
Use the information to help you in planning for campaign inputs and outputs. The numbers evidenced by others can help you to know what the right combination of participants might be for the content outcomes you are hoping to achieve.
The data presented in this report suggest that small-scale events can be as effective as larger participation events with more new editors while larger participation counts tended to have more media files used on Wikipedia articles.
This information may be especially useful in budgeting and setting reasonable targets
Planning campaign budgets based on the budgets presented here would be helpful if the prizes, and event lenght are reduced. Although, local costs and event style may sometimes significantly affect budgets.
Reach out and connect to other leaders
To avoid surprises, when using budgets presented here for planning purposes, try to find an event in a location with a similar economy to your area and consider reaching out to successful campaign leader to discuss potential resource needs (including possible budget or donated resources). Alternatively, you can find an event based on the same model in different locations and talk to the campaign leaders about the costs incurred before translating those expenses into local prices.
Use the distribution statistics as guardrails against costly plans that may not produce scaled results
The average cost per participant in this report may be helpful references, if, as with overall budget information, taken in the context of each event. We hope, as we continue to evaluate the WPWP Campaign and feed the results back into campaign design, that we can learn more from the campaigns achieving the most impact using the fewest resources.