Assessment tool for grantseekers: personality quiz edition?
June 3, 2014 3:19 PM Subscribe
I am currently working with a local nonprofit to create a new grant program focused on community engagement. This organization serves primarily as a funding intermediary, raising funds and distributing them as grants to other nonprofits throughout the region. They actually have a number of existing grant programs that already require varying levels of community engagement, education, and/or outreach, and have tasked me with creating a self-assessment tool to pair potential grantees to the most appropriate grant(s). I'm thinking I need a tool that would help me create something similar to those personality quizzes you find online, but I am finding it difficult to know what resources exist for this and how I should format the thing.
This really breaks down into two questions:
1. What free or inexpensive resources exist for creating this type of assessment? Preferably it would be the type of thing we could link to on our website, and anyone could take it and immediately see which grants they should look at. SurveyMonkey (at least the free verson) does not seem to be able to do this, and I question the reputability of the sites I've found offering to help me create free "personality quizzes" (nevermind the functionality those would offer). Does anyone have any suggestions?
2. The more difficult question here is how to format this type of assessment when there are varying dimensions of grant requirements. I have created a "Continuum of Engagement" to help conceptualize where our grant programs fit on a scale from "no engagement" to "the target community is basically calling all the shots." But there are other elements I'd also like to weigh, based on the requirements of each grant. Is there a way to incorporate multiple axes in this type of survey?
Any advice on these points would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if there's anything I need to clarify or expand upon. Thank you!