Posted in Tips & Resources on 6:25 am
The advent of online survey tools, like SurveyMonkey and Survey Gizmo, have made it easier than ever to ask our supporters and communities for their opinions and thoughts. And yet creating survey questions that get at the data you really need and make sense to the user are not an easy to create. Today’s Free Tool Friday pick gives you a shortcut to good questions.
Tool: SurveyMonkey’s Question Bank
About: SurveyMonkey’s Question bank gives you tons of questions to use in your surveys that their professionals have given the thumbs up to. According to them using these questions will, “minimize bias and give you the most accurate responses to your survey questions.” When you log into SurveyMonkey and create a new survey you can pick a category, like demographics or customer feedback, and then choose which of their certified questions you want to use. They even have a nonprofit category which has some solid questions for volunteers, event attendees and donors.
Keep in mind that you could always use this tool to create your survey and then design it in your favorite survey tool.
Get it: Go to SurveyMonkey and sign up for a free account. You can find the Question Bank questions when you design a new survey or find out all about them in this post. While you’re there we’d suggest downloading their extensive guide on smart survey design.
About Free Tool Friday
Some fine print: Neither Mixtape Communications or Zan McColloch-Lussier get a kick back or any financial benefit from this service or tool. We feel like it is a good resource for non profits but we didn’t create it. So please check it out and make sure it is right for your organization. If we recommend a tool or resource on Free Tool Friday and you discover that it is crap, not actually free, or something is funky about it, please let us know.
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