How to start your Cinnamon Faith Action Audit Survey

Welcome!  Here is a quick overview of the questions in the audit along with some comments that are intended to be helpful.  Completing an audit like this may be frustrating in places, but you are doing something that will be extremely helpful for your area … please see it though … you will be glad that you did.

The audit can only be completed on-line and only with the LINK that was sent to you in your email from Watermelon (the name of the on-line audit company  who are practically managing the research on our behalf). If you ‘lose’ that email – your local audit Champion has a copy of your LINK if you need to find it again.

WHEN YOU ARE ANSWERING THE ON-LINE QUESTIONS, PLEASE THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED DURING Jan – Dec 2017

(NB:  For this to work well with the questions involving numbers, all we need to have is a GOOD ESTIMATE). 

Data protection:  We’d love you to say ‘YES’ to both these questions!  If you do, they allow us to make the best use of the data you give us.
NB:  If you do say ‘YES’, your individual organisation numbers will NOT be published without your additional express permission.

MOST PAGES HAVE ‘HELP’ VIDEOS IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT THE WRITTEN QUESTIONS MEAN.

Questions 1 – 6  Are simple short questions about your organisation or place of worship

Question 7  Asks if any members of your organisation have any involvement with a number of widely used community projects

Question 8  Asks if you have any or your own community engagement activities e.g. Parent & Toddlers, lunch club etc
NB: If you answer ‘NO’ here, you will finish the audit at this point.

Question 9  Asks you to list all of your own community engagement activities

Questions 10 – 11  Asks you to categorise your community engagement activities e.g. how do they help and who do they help

Questions 12 – 13  Asks if you do any of the activities in your list in partnership with another organisation

Question 14  Asks the broad age ranges and gender of people helped by each of the activities

Question 15 – 17  Asks the average attendance, the total number of people who have been and how often it happens

Question 18  Asks if any employed staff help with any of your activities

Question 19 – 20  Asks how many paid staff help with each activity, and how many hours they typically work

Question 21 – 22  Asks how many volunteers help with each activity, and how many hours they typically give

Question 23 – 25  Asks some very simple questions about working in partnership with other organisations

Question 26  Asks for a recent ‘good news’ story … if you have time to tell one!

REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED.

You might think that is a whole bunch of questions, asking about a lot of things no one is likely to remember. However, if you keep to a good estimate, and do this a step at a time it’s amazing how much you will remember. 

The Cinnamon Faith Action Audit typically takes 20-40 minutes to complete and if you are struggling with it, just ask your local Champion for some help.

The on-line questionnaire saves each complete page of progress.  So, if you close it down, all you need to do is to use your LINK to open it up again each time.
NB: You can move backwards and forwards through the survey using the blue buttons at the bottom of the pages BUT you must have already put data into the questions you want to move through!

Please contact your local Champion if you have any other questions.

Thank you!

Alisdair Semple.