Event Details


Encouraging Survey Response

Wednesday, May 19, 09:00 AM - Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:30 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers
Do your surveys suffer from low response rates? Are you asking yourself why, or to take it one step further, how you can find a remedy for lackluster results?

In this short workshop, we will uncover the motivations that encourage your audience to complete your survey and the barriers that stand in the way. We will review communication and distribution techniques that can help you increase your response rate. Come prepared with your questions and survey examples.  

Event Details

This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

This event is done in partnership with the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP). MANP members can register at the MCN member rate with instructions provided by MANP. Visit the Events and Registration FAQ page or contact MCN's help desk for questions about registering.

Speaker Information

Sarah CohnSarah Cohn is a principal consultant at Aurora Consulting. She helps her clients discern their audience’s needs; think about their roles and opportunities as departments, organizations and within broader networks; and build their internal capacity to measure the impact of their organizations and programs. In her experience, complex collaborations with diverse partners succeed when they build in time for listening and honest reflection. She sees her clients as the content experts and herself as the facilitator of nuanced conversations.

Al OnkkaAl Onkka is principal consultant at Aurora Consulting. Al is experienced in promoting data-based decision making and organizational learning having worked in the field of evaluation since 2009. Al uses, and builds the capacity of others to use, an evaluative lens to help organizations develop, understand, and improve at the programmatic and organizational level. Al has a master’s degree in evaluation studies from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development and is a member of the Minnesota Evaluation Association’s board of directors.

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