PRE-DEVELOPMENT SURVEY FOR FLOODLIGHT AND DATA ENGINE
SURVEY:
Note: need to adapt intro if a) we’re distributing survey an...
1. Check each type of computer equipment or device that you use:
Personal use Work use
Desktop computer
Laptop computer
Re...
Infographic
Timeline
Interactive visualization
Poll/Survey
None
4. Have you ever created any of the following to support y...
[Internal note: Capacity
Denotes organizational capacity for producing communications, engaging in community
outreach and ...
Neighborhood indicators
City/County
State
National
Global
Topics:
Arts/Culture
Early childhood
Economic/Financial
Educatio...
IT Director/Staff
Quality Assurance Director/Staff
Data Manager/Staff
Other [ ___ ]
No one collects community-based data
1...
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Denver Event - 2013 - Pre-Development Survey For Floodlight And Data Engine

  1. 1. PRE-DEVELOPMENT SURVEY FOR FLOODLIGHT AND DATA ENGINE SURVEY: Note: need to adapt intro if a) we’re distributing survey and listing dissemination partners and b) we have official names for both projects) Welcome: The Piton Foundation and the Denver Foundation are seeking your help to better understand the online communication and data analysis capacities of Colorado’s nonprofit sector. In partnership with the Knight Foundation, we are developing two free, online tools for nonprofit organizations to enhance local storytelling and public data access. Your responses will be used to help inform the development of these products. Your responses will remain confidential and all information gathered will be aggregated. To express our appreciation, organizations that complete this online survey will be entered into a drawing for one of five $50 Amazon gift cards. Name of Respondent: Position: Organization: Address: Office Phone: Email: [optional opt-out] Type of organization: Arts/Culture Early child development Economic/Financial Education - Secondary - Post-secondary Environmental/Land use Health/Mental health Housing Immigration Justice/Safety Political/Policy Transportation “Other - please describe” [Internal note: Devices Acts as indicator of technical capacity and experience with different types of hardware and software.]
  2. 2. 1. Check each type of computer equipment or device that you use: Personal use Work use Desktop computer Laptop computer Regular mobile phone Smartphone iPad or tablet device Kindle, Nook or other eReader device “Other - please describe” None [Internal note: Social media Acts as indicator of online community engagement activities, experience with different types of online UI/UX and facility with web technologies.] 2. Check the social media sites that you use on a fairly regular basis (at least once a week) Personal use Work use Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Meetup Flickr Instagram SoundCloud Yelp FourSquare Other [ ____ ] None [Internal note: Viewing data versus compiling it Acts as simple filter to determine users’ comfort level with data as a viewer versus compiler.] 3. Have you looked at any of the following to support your work: Map Chart/graph
  3. 3. Infographic Timeline Interactive visualization Poll/Survey None 4. Have you ever created any of the following to support your work: Map Chart/graph Infographic Timeline Interactive visualization Poll/Survey None 5. What type of software have you used to create data visualizations at work: Simple Map: Google Maps, etc. Complex Map: QGIS, ArcView, etc. Spreadsheet/Chart/Graph: Excel, etc. Graphic Design: Illustrator, InkScape, etc. Interactive visualization: Fusion Tables, Many Eyes, Tableau, etc. Poll/Survey: SurveyMonkey, Google Form, etc. Statistics: SPSS, etc. Other [ ____ ] Hard copy, paper-based only None [Internal note: Presentation Indicates an understanding of linear, interactive, non sequential and serial storytelling techniques.] 6. What types of presentation software have you used at work: Text/image slideshow: PowerPoint, Keynote, etc. Audio slideshow: SoundSlides, SlideShare, etc. Social media slideshow: Storify, etc. Interactive slideshow: Prezi, Vuvox, etc. Interactive screenshare: Join.Me,, etc. Animation: SecondLife, Xtranormal, GoAnimate, etc. Interactive video: Flixmaster, etc. None
  4. 4. [Internal note: Capacity Denotes organizational capacity for producing communications, engaging in community outreach and collecting data.] 7. What types of communications does your organization produce? In-person presentation/speeches Print newsletter Brochure Flyer/poster Direct mail Annual report Statistical report Infographic Text messages Photo slideshow Video Cable access programming Podcast Email newsletter Website Blog Social media “Other - please describe” None 8. Does your organization have a volunteer or staff member who is responsible for communications and/or community outreach: Executive director Paid staff member Volunteer Board of Directors Shared role among staff or volunteers, whoever has the time Contract worker/consultant No, there is no staff or volunteer who is responsible 9. What type of information does your organization use: We collect this data We use external sources Census/Demographics Program data
  5. 5. Neighborhood indicators City/County State National Global Topics: Arts/Culture Early childhood Economic/Financial Education Environmental/Land use Health/Mental health Housing Immigration Justice/Safety Political/Policy Transportation Qualitative data: Interview Personal stories Photos Videos Other [ ___ ] 10. How does your organization manage that data: Paper Spreadsheet: Excel, Google Docs, etc. Database Management System: Microsoft Access, Filemaker, etc. Advanced database: Mongo DB, MySQL, Postgres, etc. API: JSON, REST, etc. Do not store data 11. Who is the primary staff member responsible for collecting community-based data at your organization? Help: Community-based data can be demographic information, neighborhood indicators, etc. It is not program, service or organizational performance statistics. Executive Director Program Director/Staff Communications Director/Staff
  6. 6. IT Director/Staff Quality Assurance Director/Staff Data Manager/Staff Other [ ___ ] No one collects community-based data 12. How important is it to your organization to use data to understand the community context in which you are working? 1 = Not very important 2 = Not important 3 = Important 4 = Very important 13. How skilled is your organization in collecting community data? 1 = Not skilled at all 2 = Not skilled 3 = Skilled 4 = Very skilled 14. How important is storytelling to your organization? 1 = Not at all important 2 = Not important 3 = Important 4 = Very important 15. How skilled is your organization at storytelling? 1 = Not skilled at all 2 = Not skilled 3 = Skilled 4 = Very skilled 16. Open Ended (optional): “What is the key challenge you are facing currently in terms of local data and storytelling”? Would you like to be updated with about the projects as they develop? Confirmation: Thank you for responding to the Piton Foundation survey. Your organization has been entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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