We've made it easy to get the word out about your survey through social media
How many ways are there to say “please take our survey”? Turns out — a lot!
We’ve created these templates to help you promote your survey online, whether it’s The National Community Survey (The NCS), a survey from the Polco Library, or one you’ve created yourself. These suggested posts are optimized for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor. We recommend posting a different message each week your survey is open.
Simply fill in the blanks to personalize the text for your community or organization, then copy and paste into your social media platform. To help increase your reach, encourage staff, councilmembers, community partners and local news outlets to “like” and “share” your social media posts about the survey.
Pro Tip: Social media posts that have colorful images get more clicks than posts that don’t. Feel free to choose an illustration provided by Polco below, or use your own. Pictures of your community (like skylines or popular downtown areas) are great! You can even tag partners in pictures to remind them to retweet or share. Use images with little to no text. If you'd like to include a Polco logo with your image, you can download a .eps here or a .png here.
The more you get the word out about your survey, the more responses you can expect!
Social Media Templates (scroll down for images):
Hi neighbors! ___________(City/Org Name) invites you to take the ____________ Survey. Your feedback will help us make important plans for the City of ___________. Please share your thoughts by __________ (last day survey is open). Thank you for helping our community move forward. Take the survey here: https://polco.us/_______ (Short URL Link)
What would you like _________(City/Org Name) to focus on? We value your opinions, and want to know your thoughts for upcoming planning and budget decisions. So you’re invited to give your feedback on the ______________ Survey. Thank you for sharing your voice. Take the survey here: https://polco.us/_______ (Short URL Link)
What do you think of _______(City Name) as a place to live? Let us know your feedback about the City of ___________ on the ____________ Survey. Take the survey here: https://polco.us/_______ (Short URL Link)
How would you rate safety in _________(City Name)? Let us know this and more on the ______________ Survey today! We’ll be using your feedback to help make decisions for the City of __________. This survey closes soon! Take the survey here: https://polco.us/_______ (Short URL Link)
How would you rate the economic health of _______(City Name)? Please take a few moments to share your feedback about the City of ____________ on the _____________ Survey. We’ll be using your input to help make upcoming budget decisions. Take the survey here: https://polco.us/_______ (Short URL Link)
Have a say in what ________(City Name) does next! Your feedback on the __________ Survey will help inform how the City of ______________ moves forward. Take the survey here: https://polco.us/_______ (Short URL Link)
You know best what life is like in _________(City Name). So we want to hear from you! Please take the __________ Survey, and help inform future plans. Take the survey here: https://polco.us/_______ (Short URL Link)
Join the community in helping make __________ (City Name) a great place to live! ___________(City Name) is sending out the _____________ Survey to help us better serve residents like you. Take the survey here: https://polco.us/_______ (Short URL Link)
Images (right click on the image to save to your computer, or click to enlarge/open in browser):
Images for The NCS & other benchmark surveys:
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