Online event surveys
Do you plan fundraisers, conferences, parties, or weddings? Whether casual or fancy, business or personal, you know it takes a lot of work. There’s the venue to book, speakers or entertainment to coordinate, and RSVPs to gather. Surveys make it easy to get the information you need—before and after your event—to be sure everyone has a great time, and to make each event you plan is better than the last.
How to use surveys in event planning
You can be a creative, plugged in multitasker, but you need to stay organized and anticipate everything your guests will need to be a successful event planner. Here’s how surveys can help.
Before you decide on that team building exercise, offsite, or holiday party, send out a corporate event questionnaire to gather all of the data you need to make an informed decision. Poll attendees about things like dietary restrictions and what they hope to get out of the event. Use our expert-certified templates, or customize questions to be as specific as you like.
Use surveys to understand everyone’s availability and to coordinate volunteers. To make sure your donors have a great time, take a little time to understand what makes them tick. Did the event do enough to discuss the cause? Or was it fun enough? Are they more or less likely to donate? Asking these questions can help things run smoothly so you can meet your fundraising goals.
RSVPs and scheduling
You’ll need an accurate headcount to make sure you have enough canapés to go around. Send out a simple RSVP questionnaire to get the names, addresses, the number of people, and any other information you need to accurately plan your event. You can also use surveys to ask about people’s availability if you need help setting a date.
Even the most seasoned event planners can learn more about throwing amazing parties. After your event, use one of our event feedback questionnaires to hear how folks felt about your event. You can ask general questions like, “How unique was the event?” or more specific questions such as, “What did you like about the entertainment event?” We’ve got templates and example questions for entertainment, neighborhood, professional events, and more.
Remember that almost anything can be an event. When people gather, it’s an event. Brunches, bowling nights, sales conferences, and wedding receptions are all events that need planning. Start out with a general event planning survey template, then customize it to exactly what you need. Ask about anything you want, from the preferred day, the color scheme, or what the signature drink should be. It’s fun and fast; you can send out a poll in just minutes.
Comparing your event feedback survey data with event data from others is also useful to determine success. Plan smarter in the future by understanding your feedback in context, and make sure participants enjoy your next big event.
Party, corporate event, and conference planning templates
Our expert-certified survey templates make it easy to get reliable results from your surveys. And they can save a lot of time. Check out our event planning templates below, or check out other survey templates and examples.
- Neighborhood Feedback Template
After the barricades come down, the trash is picked up, and everyone’s safely back in their homes, be sure to follow up with this 21-question neighborhood feedback questionnaire to see how successful your event was and to get ideas for the next party.
- Endurance Event Feedback Template
Marathons, bike rides, walk-a-thons, and other athletic events are good candidates for our endurance event feedback template. Find out what was great, what needs work, and what your participants would like to see next time with his 16-question survey.
- Entertainment Event Feedback Template
After a party featuring entertainment, find out from your guests what they thought. This 16-question survey will give you feedback on the entertainment, venue, and the pre-event information.
- General Event Feedback Template
This is a versatile, 14-question event survey template you can leave as-is, or customize to get more in-depth feedback about your event. Find out about the value for the money, cleanliness, staff helpfulness, and more.
- Event Feedback Survey Template
Geared toward a corporate or company event (but easily customizable), this 14-question sample template asks questions about the objectives, organization, and presenters.
- Professional Event Feedback Template
After your business event or convention, send out a survey to see how successful it was. This 18-question feedback survey covers topics like vendors, presenters, staff, and the venue.
- Event Planning Template
This basic, 10-question template is a good starting point for a conference or other event you’re planning. Learn about what your audience wants to see, what questions they’d like addressed, how the registration process was, and more.
- Event RSVP Template
This super-simple, 4-question RSVP template is a great way to determine who will be attending your party, if they’ll be bringing others, and if they have any special requests.