Surveying Your Community

It's important to get feedback from your members – whether you're starting a new group, taking over or trying to restart an inactive meetup.

A survey will:
  • Help you understand your community's needs
  • Identify future topics
  • Find co-organizers and volunteers

Example Survey

Feel free to use and edit this sample survey.

Duplicate and edit this Google Forms survey template.
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Sample Survey Questions

  • What topics are you interested in?
  • What speakers do you want to see?
  • What are your biggest challenges day to day in your work?
  • What problems do people in your community (or organization) face?
  • What's on your to-do list that never gets done? Why?
  • What is the best/most useful blog you follow and why?
  • What's your biggest pain point when it comes to social media, communications, etc.?
  • What topics could I present on?

Demographic questions
  • What organization do you work for?
  • How many employees?

Survey Examples from Other Groups




Survey Tools

There are plenty of free survey tools available – select whichever you like best or is most commonly used in your community.

Paper Survey

A paper evaluation is a good way to start. The audience is already in attendance and this is a great way to gather some feedback right after an event. Check this example NCTech4Good Sign-In and Evaluation Form

Meetup.com Survey

For a basic straight forward poll try Meetup.com polls It has limited options, but it's built right into your meetup group.

Facebook

Facebook also offers a straightforward polling system. If you have an active Facebook group, it's a quick way to ask a couple of simple questions.

Twitter

Twitter also has a public basic poll tool.

Google Forms

Google Forms are a versatile free solution. You can visualize the data using using built-in tools.

SurveyMonkey

For a decent survey tool, try SurveyMonkey - it allows you to ask 100 users ,10 questions for free.