2020 Impact Report
Overview, Strategy + Immediate Priorities
Overview of 2020
Our initial focus for the year was on growth. Assuming that the new members of Base Team would settle into their roles, we’d have a clear view of our strategy and the systems to launch new initiatives and measure how we were travelling would be in place.
For us and everyone reading this, 2020 came with some unexpected challenges! As an organisation our focus shifted throughout the year.
A NEW BASE TEAM – THE TRANSITION BEGINS
We began by welcoming our new Head of Community + Communications Esther to Base Team and establishing how we were going work together as a newly formed threesome.
SWITCHING TO REMOTE
The second quarter involved a rapid switch to working from home and remote delivery across all of our programs—a new way of working for Base Team and a redesign of Fellowships, DMI and Tech for Non Tech in particular so they would run smoothly without everyone being in a room together. With our partners in Government dealing with constant change and uncertainty, it was a difficult environment for us to spin up new programs and ensure we’d have enough happening to sustain the organisation throughout.
STEADY AS SHE GOES
From July, it was clear the changes we’d made were working well, and that we were going to ride things out. Our attention returned to our individual missions and goals and we achieved a lot in the second half of the year. Cass refined and introduced new policies and procedures that we’re really proud of. Esther put new plans in place for marketing and rebooted our Civic Makers program and Matt completed our organisational strategy and introduced it to our new Advisory Board.
While our focus as a team shifted throughout the year, and it didn’t end up being one of significant growth, we’re excited to head into 2021 equipped with the outcomes of the work we did together. If you’re interested in what we’ll be working on, please read on…
Our long term goal is that by 2030, Australia has a world-class digital government that is built by, and for, everyone. That means…
– Policies and services created are driven by public needs and input
– Data and technology is open by default
– The public sector embraces openness and collaboration
The enabling factors we’ve identified to achieve this mission are detailed in our current Theory of Change and inform the intent of our strategic initiatives.
Happy + Health Org
Scaling our Influence
Shifting the Baseline
Immediate Strategic Priorities
Our immediate priorities under this strategy are the development of new and existing programs – ensuring that we have an offering to help government team and individuals at all levels of digital maturity, and that we can leverage insights from our delivery and research work to create impact at scale.
In 2021 we’ll be asking our community to get involved with:
- A technical advisory service for government teams, taking on more significance or complex challenges than the Fellowship does now
- A new education platform, with content informed by our Fellowship and DMI programs
- A self-assessment tool for organisations, based on our Digital Maturity Indicator
- The launch of career development services for digital government professionals
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