First let me tell you, Google Alerts are a *wonderful* thing. Today for example Google sent me a link to a short blog article/guide that compares four survey tools for not-for-profit users. The guide is quite brief and concise — well worth a look.
The blog post was on Idealware who, in their own words, provide “candid Consumer-Reports-style reviews and articles about software of interest to nonprofits.”
In the blog them mention five questions you should ask yourself when you are evaluating survey software. I’d repeat them here, but I’ll suggest instead that you read the article (I don’t want to steal any thunder). The comparisons in the article are useful for both not-for-profit and profit oriented organizations.
After working with dozens of non-profits I would mention one other big point to consider: you should pick an accessible survey tool. In fact, if you are grant funded you may need to pick online tools that meet certain accessibility criteria. Which is something our software does well and we are dedicated to.
I encourage everyone considering a new survey tool to read this quick review.
PS: Thanks, Laura at Ideaware for listing us in your guide!