Digital impact scores of 20 NGOs in Brussels

We created The D Scale: NGO Edition (October 2022) to help NGOs in Brussels score and improve their digital impact.

In June 2022, we updated the basic formulas for the various editions of The D Scale. The updates reflect a digital landscape that has seen huge changes in the last 12 months. Some digital spaces have become more crowded and competitive. Others, such as TikTok and podcasts, have presented new opportunities.

Since 2019, we have applied The D Scale formulas to Trade AssociationsNGOs and Corporates in Brussels, as well as Members of the European Parliament and B2B companies.

We provide a free digital impact score to anyone who’d like to improve their digital impact. See the 2022 formulas here or contact me (Klym) for your free Digital Impact Score.

What’s #theDscale?

We designed #theDscale not to score performance, but to chart progress. Our scale shows the impact of any person or organisation (known as a digital “profile”) on their digital landscape. The final score (from 0 to 11) is calculated according to a customised formula developed by The Right Street. After manually extracting public profile data on a given day, we apply our formula and deliver a final score to the individual or organisation.

What’s “digital impact”?

Digital impact is hard to measure. It means different things to different people, and metrics can be easily manipulated. But if we don’t attempt to measure impact, we can never hope to learn from and improve how we communicate.

For us, digital impact is the capacity and willingness to reach, engage and influence the people you care about. Digital impact enables us to build the reputation, trust and influence we need to shape the digital landscape.

We don’t need to be digital ninjas or social media gurus to achieve this. We just need to be willing to progress, regardless of our starting point.

That’s right! There’s always more.

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MEP EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of Members of the European Parliament.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Twitter
Max.
Follower/Following ratio divided by 10
1.0
Add 0.1 for every 2k followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every tweet with 10+ interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every CEO or Page/Community post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post published in last 7 days
0.5
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post published in last 7 days
0.5
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Subtract 0.1 for every hashtag found in latest post caption
0.5

Digital content

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Published original video and/or audio content on YouTube in last 30 days
0.5
Published live video and/or audio content in last 30 days
0.5
Hosted a live virtual event in last 30 days
0.5

Website

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Website appears on first page of name Google searches conducted in Brussels and home country
0.5
Website has newsletter signup or other email capture form
0.5

Accessibility

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Has a Contact area/box on website
0.5
Has a newsletter signup form on website
0.5
Replied to a public user question/comment on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook in last 7 days
0.5
Has a Wikipedia page
0.5

Trade Association EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of EU Trade Associations based in Brussels.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Twitter
Max.
Divide Follower/Following ratio by 10
1.0
Add 0.1 for every 2k followers
0.5
Add al for every tweet with 10+ interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 100 connections/followers of Secretary General’s personal Profile
0.5
Add 0.1 for every 200 Page/Community followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every Profile or Page/ Community post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Other
Max.
Profile spotted on other community platforms (e.g. Reddit)
0.5

Digital Content

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Published branded content on website or social media in last 30 days
0.5
Published original video and/or audio content on YouTube in last 30 days
0.5
Published live video and/or audio content in last 30 days
0.5
Hosted a live virtual event in last 30 days
0.5
Advertising spotted on social media, Youtube or Google
0.5

Website

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Website appears on first page of Google search conducted in Brussels
0.5
Website has newsletter signup or other email capture form
0.5
Has a Wikipedia page
0.5

NGO EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of EU Non Governmental Organisations based in Brussels.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Twitter
Max.
Divide Follower/Following ratio by 10
1.0
Add 0.1 for every 2k followers
0.5
Add al for every tweet with 104 interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 100 connections/ followers of Secretary Generals personal Profile
0.5
Add 0.1 for every 200 Page/Community followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every Profile or Page/ Community post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Other
Max.
Profile spotted on other community platforms (e.g. Reddit)
0.5

Digital Content

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Published branded content on website or social media in last 30 days
0.5
Published original video content on YouTube in last 30 days
0.5
Published live video and/or audio content in last 30 days
0.5
Hosted a live virtual event in last 30 days
0.5

Website

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Website appears on first page of Google search conducted in Brussels
0.5
Website has newsletter signup or other email capture form
0.5
Has a Wikipedia page
0.5

B2B EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of B2B companies in Europe.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Twitter
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 1k followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every tweet with 10+ interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 100 followers connections to CEO’s personal profile
0.5
Add 0.1 for every 100 Page followers or Community members
0.5
Add 0.1 for every CEO or Page/Community post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5

Web content

Branded content
Max.
Consistent audiovisual identity on all digital platforms
0.5
Published branded content on website or social media in last 7 days
0.5
Audiovisual content
Max.
Website includes a video featuring company and/or product/s
0.5
Published original video and or audio content on YouTube in last 30 days
0.5
Website & Newsletter
Max.
Website appears on first page of Google search in home country
0.5
Add 0.1 for every customer testimonial on website
0.5
Website has newsletter signup or other email capture torm
0.5
Sent out a newsletter in last 30 days
0.5

Digital tools

Advertising
Max.
Ran an ad campaign in last 30 days
0.5
Add 0.1 for every digital platform where an ad campaign has been implemented
0.5
Online events
Max.
Organised an online event for a community and/or prospects in last 30 days
0.5
Add 0.1 for every online event attended in last 30 days
0.5

THE CORPORATE EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of inhouse EU Public Affairs teams.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Description
Max.
Has a verified (blue tick) profile/page on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
0.5
Twitter
Max.
Follower/Following ratio divided by 10
1.0
Add 0.1 for every 2k followers
0.5
Add O for everv tweet with 10+ interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add o for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 davs
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 100 connections/ followers of the Head of Office persona Profile
0.5
Add 0.1 for every 200 Page Community followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every Profile or Page/ Community post with 20+ interactions in ast 30 davs
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 davs
0.5
Other
Max.
Profile spotted on other community platforms (e.g. Reddit)
0.5

Website

Description
Max.
EU webpage appears on ist page of Google search (in Brussels) for company name
0.5
EU webpage has newsletter signup or other email capture form
0.5
EU office is mentioned on the company’s Wikipedia page
0.5

Digital content

Description
Max.
Published branded content on website or social media in last 30 days
0.5
Published original video and/or audio content on Youtube in last 30 days
0.5
Published live video and or audio content in last 30 days
0.5
Hosted a live virtual event in last 30 days
0.5
Advertising spotted on social media, Youtube or Google
0.5