Ambassadors, Champions, Fellows, and More: What defines success in scientific community Advocacy Programs?
Formal structures (i.e. Advocacy Programs) for a subset of a community’s most dedicated members (i.e. advocates) can enable a community engagement manager to empower these members to take certain actions on behalf of their community, either online, offline, or both. A scientific community engagement manager is an individual who cultivates member engagement and collaborative relationships within scientific associations, research collaborations, and other communities of scientists. This report presents data on the scope and characteristics of such programs and their possible effects on their various communities, which was collected and analyzed by the CSCCE CEFP Advocacy Program Project Team.