Why are your tools free ?
We believe that the charity sector will benefit from this set of survey tools: because:
- Any organisation, large or small, can start to exploit sector-leading methods to demonstrate how effective their work is.
- We want to democratise impact analysis so that it is no longer the preserve of bigger, richer organisations.
- We hope this approach can contribute to more transparency and accountability in the sector.
- Trust is massively valuable – we wanted to grow trust in this progressive discipline and only charge clients for where we genuinely add expertise and value to clients.
We know from our work to date that the value we add at Jump is in the analysis of the results and then the insightful reporting and communication of the outcomes and impact. At Reason we design user-centred digital tools to make it easy to capture, analyse and report social impact.
Are they really free?
Yes, if you use the standard survey it’s free but there are a couple of conditions.
- We have to meet or speak to you.
- The elements of socio economic controls for robust reporting need to be discussed and the GDPR implications understood and resolved before inclusion in the survey.
- You agree to publish, share and open up your results for peer review on our site.
If you don’t want to be open, transparent about your results. That’s fine and understandable but this is where we would charge for the survey.
Who owns the survey data?
You do. But you agree to share the analysis and reporting with the wider sector (see above).
Why should we use this approach? Why not just use our own bespoke survey?
Using pre validated existing questions from open source, large, public data-sets has a number of significant advantages. It is an approach endorsed and adopted in wellbeing by the ‘What Works in Wellbeing Centre’ in their excellent How to measure wellbeing tool.
We know this because in 2014 while running a charity we used a bespoke wellbeing index. Only to find that the questions and results were not directly comparable to other much bigger dat- sets, thus making the data much less valid, comparable, robust and useful. We learned from mistakes.
Jump have expert understanding of UK Government open source datasets. We perform advanced statistical analysis of this data to understand the social impact of sport, youth work and volunteering on key social outcomes such as wellbeing, trust, social mixing, confidence, and resilience. Our work is at the cutting edge of the data / behavioural science of volunteering alongside pioneering social value and wellbeing impact analysis (in line with HM Treasury Green Book guidelines).
What about specific areas we are interested in that aren’t covered by the Jump Survey?
The basic survey can be add in tailored questions to the survey and analyse them for you too
What support will we get from Reason Digital and Jump?
Is the survey mobile responsive.
Over 40% of web use in 2018 is on mobile devices. We use Toluna Quicksurveys platform that is full responsive to mobile devices.
What if our results show we’re not making the difference that we hoped?
This is absolutely fine and you don’t have to publicise results. The information must be used to inform internal decision-making to assess and improve what you do.
Wouldn’t you want to know if you’re not achieving aims especially if it can help you to make important changes?
What do we have to commit to?
How do we get involved?
Give us a call on XXXXX or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would just like to have a chat and find out more.