Monitor & evaluate events

It's important that you decide in the early planning stages how you are going to monitor and evaluate your community events. There is a selection of online tools available that can help you gather feedback and measure the impact of your events.

Community How To member's have recommended these tools to help you get started...

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a powerful tool that enables you to see what is happening on your website or social media platforms. You can easily create reports to find out how many people are using your site what they are looking at and where they are coming from.
Vicky from UK online centres uses Google Analytics to get a view of how the organisation's websites are being used, and where improvements can be made. Here she tells us why it's so useful.

Google alerts

Google Alerts enables you to create email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your own queries.
Vicky from UK online centres recommends using Google Alerts to find out what others are saying about your organisation online, and to find out about what's happening that's relevant to you.


Hootsuite is a great tool for organising and managing your multiple social media accounts.

Chris is Marketing and Communications Officer at UK online centres and uses Hootsuite to manage multiple social media accounts easily.


Helping you to listen to others, Wufoo will help you create online surveys. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds you a database, and collects your data in a way that makes it easy to understand and analyse. You can build tables, graphs and charts, surveys and securely share the results.

Sue Oxley and her team are based at a busy community centre in Doncaster. She’s always on the lookout for online tools that will save her time, and WuFoo does just that.



Storify allows you to pool and present content from around the web (including tweets, Facebook posts, YouTube videos, news articles) about a particular topic.

QuickTapSurvey for iPad & Android Tablet


A user friendly mobile survey that lets you create surveys for your tablet quickly and easily. QuickTapSurvey collects opinions and information and collates data, for iPad & Android Tablet.