To comply with reporting requirements for NSF, we request these reports by June 30 each year.
The data we request is very useful in documenting annual reach and impact of the Network program, but is also information that each Member will likely want to collect about its program to understand impacts.
Two key data sets are contact information on attendees, including parental emails and phone numbers in case of an emergency, and comment cards at each Café session. You may also want get grade level and school information to determine where advertising is working, and show the frequency of attendance of any one person. It is also possible to informally estimate demographics using surname as an indicator of ethnicity and first name for gender. As an incentive for the teens to register, a small door prize may be given at the end of the session. Comment cards provide feedback on the expectations and satisfaction of the audience about topics, styles of presentations, hands-on activities, length of the program, and quality of the venue.
Example registration and comment cards can be found in the Getting Started Toolkit in the Resources section of the Network website. These cards can be customized to collect the full range of information a program wishes.