Hello, Olá, שלום, សួស្តី, こんにちは Community Health Check - April 2019

Alfred Widmann • 3 May 2019

Hello, Olá, שלום, សួស្តី, こんにちは


That means hello in the various languages used in the countries where we have had visitors this month!


Overall April has been less active than last month, despite there being 27 new members. This is still a slower growth rate than what we have experienced in pre 2019 times. This is showing that the growth phase is largely ran its course for now and our focus must shift to cultivating relationships within the network.


In terms of engagement on the Schumacher Network Platform this month has been significantly quieter. The number of likes and comments have decreased along with the number of contributing users by about half! The good news is that the newsletter seems to be receiving interest where we have about 300 - 400 opens a month and a relatively high engagement with that.


However this is not to say that the Schumacher Network is not active, there are many projects and activities happening all around the world, it is just that “we” the membership have not developed a habit or a need to engage via text through the SNP. For instance The Tea Room events are increasing in popularity, however they do not show up on the Network’s analytics. The Zoom room meetings is something which is gaining traction and we will be working channelling this traction into the written domain so we can leave eachother a trace so we can benefit from the paths others have taken before us.


As ever if anybody has any suggestions or requests for analytics please let me know. This is our community and it is our data so let's use it in service to this community, people and planet.


Platform Analytics

Throughout April the size of the network grew by 27 users (2.4%) totalling 1111 users. Contributing members have decreased by half to only 15!, However this does not include the lively discussion on the tea room where 10 people joined. Contributing members either produce a blog post, resource, discussion, event or just 'post' in the stream - or liking or commenting instead.


These were mostly in the form of 'posts', and 'likes' and 'comments' on posts: like status updates, posts are quick updates that go by in the flow of the stream.  They are good starting points for us to find our voices and get used to exchanging in the community.


Writing longer-term content

The community can create “Topics” (blogs, resources & discussions). This is longer term content that can become material for future community members as they are searchable. We will also feature this content on our newsletters, so it is a useful way for you to reach out to the community. This is a way to bring the knowledge and wisdom of the community to the surface and make it available for others to build on. There are 14 new topics which have been added to the community in April.



In April there were no new groups created. On the whole I think this is a good thing as currently it looks as though there are too many groups and not enough discussion within them. This coming month we will start consolidating the groups so that we can develop some more focused discussion.


We update a page called Groups list which we will share in the community updates which is a directory of groups.


We will always do our best to champion all the groups, by making it as easy as possible to find them! If you are running a group please feel free to get in touch or join a tea room to find out how we could support you.


You can see the Groups list page here:


We will capture the KPIs every month and share them. You can always see the KPIs in this spreadsheet:



Google analytics

In April the average session duration was 3:38 minutes, being just over a minute less than the last month. The average time on a page was 1:14 minutes being about 15 seconds shorter than in March. The number of sessions has decreased to 570 sessions. In April the countries with the most users are still topped by the UK and US, however Canada takes third place and Japan fourth. In April sessions from Israel have the longest time on page at 6:32, Australia and Cambodia have also been spending a similar amount of time on pages at around 3 - 4 minutes.


To view the Google analtycis report follow this link https://drive.google.com/drive/u/3/folders/1Q12erNgTp5P--c2unBXlrzVZpYkOMIvE