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Community impact assessment

community impact assessment

Looking to measure your non-profit's community impact? The Community Impact Assessment form is just the tool for you. This form is ideal for non-profit organizations, from health to education sectors, aiming to quantify their achievements and set future goals.

By completing this form, you'll gain insights into your reach, financials, and impact, helping you to strategize for the future. So, let's get started. Your community is counting on you.

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Questions to include on your Community impact assessment

1. Organization Details

To understand the profile and background of the non-profit organization.

  • What is the name of your organization?
  • When was your organization established?
  • Please provide a brief description of your organization's mission.
  • What is the primary sector your organization operates in? (Health, Education, Environment, etc.)

2. Community Impact Information

This section provides insights into the impact the non-profit organization has on the community.

  • Who is the target demographic of your operations? (Children, Women, Homeless, etc.)
  • How many individuals does your organization reach annually?
  • Describe the major impact your organization has had in the past year.
  • What metrics do you use to measure your organization's impact?

The question about impact metrics is important as it allows the organization to quantify their achievements and set future goals.

3. Financials & Funding

Provides a detailed view of the organization’s financial situation, and their source of funding.

  • What is your organization's annual budget?
  • What percentage of your budget is allocated towards community services?
  • List your major sources of funding.
  • If applicable, please describe your organization's financial needs or challenges.

4. Future Plans & Sustainability

This allows the non-profit organization to provide details on their future plans and how they plan to sustain the impact.

  • What are your organization's goals for the next year?
  • How does your organization plan to sustain its impact?
  • Does your organization have any planned projects that need funding? If yes, please provide details.

5. Additional Information

Provides an opportunity for the organization to provide any additional information or requests.

  • Is there any other information you would like to share with us?
  • How did you hear about this assessment? (Social Media, Word of Mouth, Search Engine, etc.)

The question about how they heard about the assessment helps in tracking the effectiveness of various communication channels.

Things to consider

  1. Simplicity and Clarity - Keep your questions simple and easy to understand to ensure that the respondents do not find it complicated. Use simple language and avoid jargon as much as possible.
  2. Relevance of Questions - Every question should serve a purpose. Avoid including unnecessary or irrelevant questions that might confuse or frustrate the respondent.
  3. User Interface - The form should be aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. This will not only make the form more user-friendly but also encourage the respondent to complete it.
  4. Use of Dropdowns and Checkboxes - Use dropdowns and checkboxes for questions with limited answers. This will not only make it easier for the respondent but also ensure uniformity in responses.
  5. Privacy and Security - Be clear about how the data will be used and stored. Make sure to include necessary disclaimers and privacy policies to ensure the respondents' data is secure.
  6. Progress Indicator - If the form is long, include a progress indicator to let respondents know how much they've completed and how much is left. This can help keep respondents motivated to complete the form.
  7. Validation - Implement real-time validation to prevent errors. For example, ensure email fields contain a valid email address format. This will make it easier for respondents and reduce the chance of errors in the data.

How to create your Community impact assessment

Now that you know what questions you should include, it's time to build your form!

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People will forget to fill out your form. They'll get stuck halfway and not be able to finish it. Or they'll send you the wrong stuff. You end up wasting hours chasing people down over email. 

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  • Comments and questions - If the person filling the form gets stuck, they can ask a question without having to email you.

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