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10 Data Collection & Analytics Tools For Your NGO

Feb 25, 2021 | by Yosy Christy Natalia

Best data collection & data analytics tools For NGOs

If you have finally decided to strengthen the space of your NGO by adding impact measurement to the fray, you will need data collection tools to make it easier for you to manage these situations and gather the information. Many different tools can be used for conducting surveys and gathering information, but only a few of them stand out.

In the following article, we will look at some of these data collection tools and help you make the best decision to find one that meets your needs the best. The following tools have been tested and heavily scrutinized among some of the experts. You can use the scrutinized information to your benefit to ensure you find the best one for your needs.

With some of the best options available, it is just a matter of finding the one that will suit your NGO the best. The following reviews are short, but they will provide an overview to ensure you get the best value for your money. Here are some of the best NGO tools that can be used for conducting surveys and collecting data on projects. 

Artemis Impact Platform

Price Plan: FREE

Artemis is one of the best options on the market today for data collection for you NGO. It provides in-depth project management, data collection, and data analytics dashboard for nonprofits. However, the main reason for selecting the product is its focus on nonprofits’ needs. As the tool is specifically designed for nonprofits, it includes features customized to your need. 

Top 3 Features:

  1. Project Management
  2. Data collection Surveys
  3. Analytics Dashboard

Positive

  • A free version of the tool is available. It has user-friendly features and a basic user interface for easy navigation.

Negative

  • No offline surveys

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SurveyMonkey

Price Plan: $199/year

SurveyMonkey is one of the most used survey and data collection tools available in the market. It has a free version, but you are limited to only 10 questions and 100 responses to all of these questions. However, the paid version is far more complete and it will offer all the downloads for almost every organization the complete set of tools you need.

Top 3 Features:

  1. Survey sharing
  2. Data analysis
  3. Exporting data

Positives

  • There are over 1600 questions already written by experts, which makes it much faster and easier to create surveys.

Negatives

  • The free version has limited features

Zoomerang 

Price Plan: $149/year

If you are looking for statistical analysis, you will need to look at Zoomerang. It offers many benefits and features that you could use for survey collection and data analysis. It offers an accurate statistical analysis that should ensure you get accurate data collection. Keep in mind that there is a premium package available for $449/year.

Top 3 Features:

  1. Create a survey
  2. Data collection
  3. Exporting data

Positive

  • All features are for free without any data limitations. It has user-friendly features and a basic user interface for easy navigation.

Negative

  • No available offline surveys

SurveyGizmo/Alchemer

Price Plan: $49/month

If you are looking for one of the cheaper options on the market today, you can look at SurveyGizmo that will give you up to 1000 responses per month. It offers complete integration that will ensure you can integrate the system with websites and other online tools. The more expensive packages are around $160/month.

3 Key Features

  1. Unlimited surveys
  2. Unlimited questions
  3. Raw data export

Positive

  • They provide email tools, SMS text tools, video, and audio tools. So the user can communicate back and forth – and interactively – with either the people providing the feedback or with those who are analyzing it.

Negative

  • The platform is a bit expensive

LimeSurvey

Price Plan: $19/month

LimeSurvey is one of the top options on the market today if you are looking for a free integration tool. It is one of the most useful tools and you can use the tool to ensure you have value for your money. The tool has many integration solutions, but the main reason that many people choose to use it is the free price.

3 Key Features

  1. Survey Feature
  2. Survey Management
  3. Data Export

Positive

  • They support multilingual surveys, quick translation and Google Translate. Support Google Analytics as well and printable surveys in Survey Management feature. 
  • They also offer a discount for students & teachers, and nonprofits as well

Negative

  • They only have server locations in 5 countries; Germany, USA, Canada, Australia and UK.

Qualtrics

Price Plan: $5000/year

If you have a few funds available and you want some of the best features, Qualtrics is one of the best features on the market today. The system is one of the most useful for integration. However, it is one of the most expensive as well. The system has subgroup analysis and we would recommend it as one of the top options available.

3 Key Features

  1. Surveys
  2. Distribution of data
  3. Data and analysis

Positive

  • The platform is more complete than others

Negatives

  • Not user friendly

Key Survey

Price Plan: $1950-$5950/year

Why not look at Key Survey as one of the best options on the market if you have some funds to burn. It has API integration and will offer you all the features that you might need to pay an additional fee for when it comes to other brands. Once again, Key Survey is one of the most expensive options, but worth it for top organizations.

3 Key Features

  1. Mobile Surveys
  2. Data Workflow
  3. Contact Manager

Positives

  • Unlike the competition, there are no limits to how users can submit questionnaires and feedback with Key Survey

Negatives

  • Their best features are quite expensive

QuestionPro

Price Plan: $15-$99/month

QuestionPro is one of the best options for those that are looking for something useful. It has a free version that will allow you to reuse questions from previous surveys and even download them from a template library. However, the premium package features API integration and will allow you to exchange survey data

3 Key Features

  1. Survey design
  2. Data distribution
  3. Reports and analysis

Positive

  • They have 25+ standard question types and 20+ Advanced question types, along with various analysis models to analyze the data collected

Negative

  • Uncompleted features especially for Question types in FREE version.

Go Survey

Price Plan: $17-$65/month

Go Survey is also one of the most popular options on the market today. The system will be similar to that of Artemis, which ensures you can collect data and integrate the data with some of the other systems you are using. The interface is smooth and it is a popular system that most people use for their NGOs.

3 Key Features

  1. Offline Surveys
  2. Multilingual Support
  3. Analytics and Reports

Positives

  • Conduct surveys without internet connection on mobile devices. Use it for market research, field surveys at trade shows, in retail stores or even on the street.

Negatives

  • Uncompleted features especially for Question types in FREE version.

Moodle

Price Plan: FREE

The last option on the list for a data collection tool for your NGO is Moodle and it is one of the best open-source systems on the market today. The system is targeted at the educational sector and should be good for school and university systems. However, the easy integration means it can be used by many of the other entities as well if you need to use it.

3 Key Features

  1. Private Online Space
  2. Online Courses
  3. Learning Management

Positives

  • They’re using the power of open source technology to provide better access to online learning for everyone, anywhere, around the world. 

Negatives

  • This is basically a platform that is limited for educational purposes only.

Wrap-Up

Having a solid data collection tool for your NGO means your organization will be on top of its game when it comes to providing you value for your money.  Here’s our list of the best data collection & data analytics tools for nonprofits. Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments. 

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