3/31/2010 9:00:00 AM
One of the top five topics which comes up in correspondence for me deals with surveys to study the effectiveness of entrepreneurial support programs at the regional level. It's an incredibly important question but not one, from my experience, where there is a lot of sharing among organizations or an advanced level of survey design. So, at the request of some colleagues in the FastTrac program, I have been working with some colleagues at the Foundation, our grantees in Detroit, and other contractors, to develop an alumni survey for the Detroit FastTrac to the Future program
, one of our FastTrac LaunchPad initiatives
. This is still a pilot survey project that will begin collecting data in the next few days but it's reached a stage where we'd welcome critiques of the survey instrument. One of the great things about Survey Monkey as a tool is that anyone can test out of the survey using this link
and no real data is collected. So, I throw things open here to see what sort of survey we have designed for an annual collection of data with the Detroit FastTrac to the Future programs. If you have an instrument that you've used for collection with a similar population, please let us know by adding a comment to this post.