Survey of SIFP 2011 Attendees with 85 responses collected between October 8th and 20th.  

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1. I attended the SIFP event on Monday night Oct. 3 as a:
  answered question 85
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Social Innovator
23.5% 20
Donor
8.2% 7
Investor
12.9% 11
Connector
28.2% 24
Student
4.7% 4
SIFP Volunteer
16.5% 14
SVP Partner
20.0% 17
ZINO Society member
1.2% 1
SVP or ZINO staff member
1.2% 1
Friend/significant-other of one of the aforementioned
8.2% 7
Other (please specify)
3.5% 3

2. My age range
  answered question 85
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Under 20   0.0% 0
21-25
3.5% 3
26-30
8.2% 7
31-40
16.5% 14
41-50
24.7% 21
51-60
31.8% 27
60+
15.3% 13

3. I learned about SIFP via (check all that apply):
  answered question 82
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Social Venture Partners
57.3% 47
ZINO Society
8.5% 7
Contact from SIFP contestant
6.1% 5
United Way
1.2% 1
City Club   0.0% 0
Washington Women's Foundation
3.7% 3
University of Washington
7.3% 6
Seattle University
2.4% 2
Microsoft Alumni Foundation
6.1% 5
Local angel group(s)
3.7% 3
Email from a friend
32.9% 27
National Public Radio
2.4% 2
Facebook
9.8% 8
Twitter
2.4% 2
LinkedIn
1.2% 1

4. Overall, my experience at the SIFP event was:
  answered question 84
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Far below expectations   0.0% 0
Below expectations
8.3% 7
Met expectations
27.4% 23
Above expectations
44.0% 37
Far above expectations
20.2% 17

5. Please comment on what part(s) of the SIFP event had the highest impact/value for you:
  answered question 68
  Response
Count
  68

6. For next year's SIFP event, on October 18 2012, I am:
  answered question 84
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Highly unlikely to attend
1.2% 1
Unlikely to attend
6.0% 5
Undecided
10.7% 9
Likely to attend
48.8% 41
Highly likely to attend
33.3% 28

7. I would recommend the following to attend SIFP 2012:
  answered question 82
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Nobody
1.2% 1
Only those deeply involved with social innovation
4.9% 4
Those showing an interest in social innovation
35.4% 29
Most anyone involved in community service
39.0% 32
Everyone
19.5% 16

8. (check all that apply) As a result of attending the SIFP event, I:
  answered question 84
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
am inspired to be more active in supporting social impact organizations in my community;
52.4% 44
met other attendees with whom I share interests;
51.2% 43
have donated (or am likely to donate) to one of the semifinalists or finalist presenters;
21.4% 18
will make (or have made) connections to help one of the organizations I interacted with;
54.8% 46
am more interested in (for-profit) social impact investing;
26.2% 22
don't relate to any of the above.
9.5% 8

9. In the future,
  answered question 81
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
I would like to learn more about Social Venture Partners,
23.5% 19
I am interested in learning about ZINO Society,
23.5% 19
I know enough about both groups for now, thanks.
66.7% 54
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10. ...
  answered question 78
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Please capture my contact info for future communications and put me in a drawing for a FREE limited-edition SIFP T-shirt
29.5% 23
I'll enter my email for future communications but don't care about T-shirts
28.2% 22
T-shirts are not important to me and I prefer to be anonymous
42.3% 33
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11. For the T-shirt drawing and other communications, here's my info:
  answered question 42
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
First name
100.0% 42
Last name
100.0% 42
Email
100.0% 42

12. As Social Venture Partners innovates with the SIFP program, getting feedback from the community is vital. Would you be willing to answer another more detailed survey in a month or two as we develop our 2012 program?
  answered question 50
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Sure, happy to help
78.0% 39
Maybe, depends on how busy I am
18.0% 9
Not at this time, check back around next year's event
4.0% 2

13. Participants in the SIFP program highly value help they've already received from pitch coaches, business mentors, and other volunteers. As a nearly-all-volunteer program, we depend on help from the community. Please check any of these areas are of interest to you for our 2012 program, on a volunteer basis:
  answered question 30
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Helping SVP deliver the SIFP 2012 program
46.7% 14
Volunteering with SIFP program contestants
33.3% 10
Pitch coaching for contestants
53.3% 16
Business mentoring for contestants
36.7% 11
Assisting contestants in fundraising
6.7% 2
Marketing / social media for contestants
20.0% 6
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14. We know we have a few things to improve next year, such as giving some drinks and snacks on arrival, having a better registration process, and having more room in the Poster-Table reception. Presuming we fix those things, please rate the following aspects of the SIFP event on Oct 3, with 1 being most unfavorable, and 5 being most favorable:
  answered question 82
  1 2 3 4 5 Response
Count
Time of day (4:30-8:30pm) 1.2% (1) 3.7% (3) 11.0% (9) 28.0% (23) 56.1% (46) 82
Location (Seattle Center) 1.3% (1) 5.0% (4) 13.8% (11) 32.5% (26) 47.5% (38) 80
Our selected venue (Fisher Pavilion) 1.2% (1) 4.9% (4) 21.0% (17) 32.1% (26) 40.7% (33) 81
Registration / entry process 0.0% (0) 6.3% (5) 23.8% (19) 45.0% (36) 25.0% (20) 80
Quality of food and drink 2.6% (2) 7.7% (6) 11.5% (9) 35.9% (28) 42.3% (33) 78
General seating arrangements 0.0% (0) 8.8% (7) 27.5% (22) 47.5% (38) 16.3% (13) 80
Reserved rows / cocktail tables (if applicable) 1.7% (1) 13.3% (8) 40.0% (24) 30.0% (18) 15.0% (9) 60
Sound and lighting 1.2% (1) 3.7% (3) 22.2% (18) 49.4% (40) 23.5% (19) 81
Large-screen presentation projection 1.2% (1) 1.2% (1) 14.8% (12) 51.9% (42) 30.9% (25) 81
Live music 4.0% (3) 10.7% (8) 36.0% (27) 30.7% (23) 18.7% (14) 75
Printed program materials 4.9% (4) 4.9% (4) 25.6% (21) 39.0% (32) 25.6% (21) 82

15. Please rate the aggregate quality of fast pitches from each of the four tracks:
  answered question 82
  Far below expectations Below expectations Met expectations Above expectations Far above expectations Response
Count
High School 0.0% (0) 2.5% (2) 18.5% (15) 46.9% (38) 32.1% (26) 81
University 0.0% (0) 1.3% (1) 42.5% (34) 43.8% (35) 12.5% (10) 80
For-Profit 9.8% (8) 23.2% (19) 45.1% (37) 18.3% (15) 3.7% (3) 82
Nonprofit 0.0% (0) 6.1% (5) 25.6% (21) 57.3% (47) 11.0% (9) 82

16. As Paul S. explained in his introduction, SIFP ran, in partnership with Ashoka, four separate competitions at the same time. There was independent judging along the way to select the best candidates for high school, university, nonprofit and for-profit tracks. On Monday night, the audience was presented with all of the finalists in one program, with two awards that could go to anyone. We want to know if you liked this model and the balance we struck between the different tracks. For next year's program, would you like to see in each track:
  answered question 81
  No participation Fewer pitches About the same More pitches Response
Count
High School 5.0% (4) 6.3% (5) 71.3% (57) 17.5% (14) 80
University 2.5% (2) 6.3% (5) 65.0% (52) 26.3% (21) 80
Nonprofit 1.2% (1) 17.3% (14) 66.7% (54) 14.8% (12) 81
For-profit 5.0% (4) 12.5% (10) 55.0% (44) 27.5% (22) 80

17. We now know we needed to explain the multi-track competition and judging process better to the audience. Are there other things we should do differently in this area?
  answered question 29
  Response
Count
  29

18. The SIFP program was expensive to deliver, as it included providing $100,000 in grants, $75,000 in investments, substantial coaching and mentoring for innovators, multiple rounds of judging, and a large event. Donations from SIFP attendees via ticket sales totaled about $40,000; the balance of required funds came from donors, investors, and corporate sponsors. Please indicate your disagreement or agreement with the following statements, where 1 = strongly disagree, and 5 = strongly agree.
  answered question 81
  1 2 3 4 5 Response
Count
Total grants awarded to high school and university participants ($10k total to 4 groups) were reasonable 2.5% (2) 5.0% (4) 15.0% (12) 46.3% (37) 31.3% (25) 80
Audience Choice awards of $5k + $5k were appropriate 2.5% (2) 11.1% (9) 19.8% (16) 42.0% (34) 24.7% (20) 81
The top nonprofit award of $30k was too much money 30.9% (25) 39.5% (32) 12.3% (10) 12.3% (10) 4.9% (4) 81
Every finalist should have received an award of some amount 33.3% (27) 25.9% (21) 16.0% (13) 14.8% (12) 9.9% (8) 81
It would be OK if many contestants receive nothing 11.3% (9) 22.5% (18) 23.8% (19) 23.8% (19) 18.8% (15) 80
The best nonprofit should receive a higher award 6.3% (5) 28.8% (23) 30.0% (24) 21.3% (17) 13.8% (11) 80
Ticket prices for students and social innovators ($25/35) were reasonable 0.0% (0) 10.1% (8) 22.8% (18) 35.4% (28) 31.6% (25) 79
It would be better to give smaller awards and have lower ticket prices 37.0% (30) 39.5% (32) 13.6% (11) 9.9% (8) 0.0% (0) 81
Next year, let people donate what they can to attend, and adjust grant awards [down] accordingly 37.0% (30) 38.3% (31) 19.8% (16) 4.9% (4) 0.0% (0) 81

19. Seattle SIFP offered participation to social innovators from many different stages of development and in broad domains of organizational operation and impact. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement with the following, where 1 = strongly disagree, 3 = neither disagree nor agree, and 5 = strongly agree
  answered question 81
  1 2 3 4 5 Response
Count
SIFP's program should be as broad, or broader, in addressing domains of impact 3.9% (3) 9.1% (7) 36.4% (28) 31.2% (24) 19.5% (15) 77
Seeing both high school ideas and established nonprofits is confusing 38.3% (31) 30.9% (25) 13.6% (11) 12.3% (10) 4.9% (4) 81
I like seeing for-profit ventures as well as nonprofits as long as the quality bar is high for both 4.9% (4) 6.2% (5) 6.2% (5) 35.8% (29) 46.9% (38) 81
Focusing on fewer domains would be better (only education and environment, for example) 51.3% (41) 26.3% (21) 10.0% (8) 8.8% (7) 3.8% (3) 80
Running SIFP twice a year, with each event focusing on different different domains or stages of development would be better 28.4% (23) 21.0% (17) 27.2% (22) 17.3% (14) 6.2% (5) 81

20. Please add any other thoughts you have about the breath and types of contestants we put in front of the audience and/or have in the Poster-Table reception
  answered question 32