Custom build forms for any purpose, from funding and sponsorship requests to customer and employee spotlights to follow-ups with charities on the impact and more! Responses to your forms can auto-create stories that you can share far and wide with one click, enhancing your brand and reputation as a company that cares!
- Best Practices
- Creating a Form
- Auto-Creating Stories
- Needing an Account to Fill Out a Form
- Form Builder Tool Coming Soon!
You can custom build forms for any business purpose! Check out these best practices to take your use of forms to the next level.
Types of Forms
Forms allow you to support your community, celebrate customers and employees, share your giving story, and more! The possibilities are endless!
Here are just a few examples of the types of forms you can custom build:
Funding & Sponsorship Request Form
Custom build an application form for charities to use to request funding and sponsorship from your business! We make it easy to create a simple form that will not only save charities time (they will thank you for this!) but also allow you to easily review the requests and make decisions.
One of our Community Partners, Valley First Credit Union, created a form for their Community Response Fund. You can check out the full form here. NOTE: This is a LIVE FORM, so feel free to look, but please DO NOT HIT SUBMIT. You’ll see they asked for contact information, the type and amount of funding being requested, and the impact funding would have on the charitable organization.
Impact Follow-Up Form
As part of your funding and sponsorship process, custom build an impact follow-up form to ask charities you’ve supported about the impact your funding or sponsorship has had on their organization.
Add “story flags” to any questions in your form (see questions below with newspaper icons), and responses to those questions will auto-create a story that you can share on your website, social media, and local media sites (where available) with one click.
An impact follow-up form not only strengthens your relationship with the charity, but sharing stories provides third party social proof of your community impact, enhancing your brand and reputation as a company that cares.
One of our Good Companies, Federated Co-operatives Ltd., created and sent an impact follow-up form to the charities they supported. You can check out the full form here. NOTE: This is a LIVE FORM, so feel free to look, but please DO NOT HIT SUBMIT. You’ll see they asked for contact information, and a great set of questions about the impact their funding has made on that charity and what further support is needed. Again, those questions with the newspaper icon auto-created stories that Federated Co-op easily shared far and wide!
Custom build a spotlight form to send to your customers, employees, or community partners. Spotlights are a great way to celebrate or recognize the accomplishments of others, which leads to strengthened business relationships
Add “story flags” to any questions in your form (see questions below with newspaper icons), and responses to those questions will auto-create a story that you can share on your website, social media, and local media sites (where available) with one click. By sharing these stories, your business will be seen as a company that cares by your current and potential customers and employees.
We here at Do Some Good created a spotlight form and asked Good Companies, non-profit and charitable organizations, and volunteers on our platform to fill it out so we could celebrate their great work in the community. You can check out the full form here. NOTE: This is a LIVE FORM, so feel free to look, but please DO NOT HIT SUBMIT.You’ll see we started by asking them to choose which form to fill out, and based on their response, we asked a custom set of questions.
Creating a Form
Go to your company's Management area. Click on "Forms & Submissions" and then the "Forms" tab.
You'll see a donation request template already loaded in for you. Feel free to use this template and share a link to it on your website, social media - wherever you want applicants to access it.
You can also custom build a form to meet your needs. Soon we’ll be launching our new form builder tool that will allow you to create forms yourself using our intuitive drag-and-drop technology! In the meantime, the Do Some Good team will create a form for you.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
DECIDE ON YOUR FORM'S CONTENT
Gather together the following and send to email@example.com:
- Your logo
- A quick intro for your form
- The questions you’d like to ask
- Which questions you’d like to add a “story flag” to so the responses auto-create a story you can share on your website, social media, and local media sites (where available) with one click.
For inspiration, check out Types of Forms. Feel free to replicate any or all of the questions!
Once our team receives your form content, we’ll reach out to you and may need to clarify a few things. Then we’ll quickly custom build your form!
POST A LINK TO YOUR FORM OR SEND IT OUT
We’ll send you a link to your form once it’s been created. Post a link to the form (on your website, social media post, etc.) or send it to whomever you like. You'll be notified by email each time a person fills out your form.
Here's one of Otter Co-op's community webpages. You'll see they've posted some details about their Community Support Fund, including eligibility, program details, and a link to their application form.
REVIEW SUBMISSIONS & SHARE STORIES
Go to your Management area and click on Forms & Submissions. In the Submissions tab, you'll see all of your form submissions. Learn how to review, process and manage submissions here.
If you added "story flags" to questions in your form, a story will be auto-created for you that you can easily share on your website, on social media, and on local media sites (where available) with one click!
Do Some Good has developed a platform feature that is an absolute marketing game changer! Custom build and send out a form, and have stories auto-created for you that you can easily share far and wide. Save hours or even days creating content!
Here’s how it works:
As you custom build your form, decide which questions you’d like to add a “story flag” to, which is shown as a little newspaper icon in the example below. Responses to those questions in your form will auto-create a story that you can easily share on your website, social media, and even local media sites (where available) with one click!
Needing an Account to Fill Out a Form
Once applicants click on the link to your application form, they are taken to the Do Some Good login page to either sign into their Do Some Good account or create one.
Applicants must have a Do Some Good account to fill out your application form. This provides a number of benefits:
- Allows for some application fields to auto-fill based on applicant’s login information
- Ensures security and credibility of the completed form, weeding out any spam
- Creates a connection between your business and the applicant
- Makes it easy to communicate with the applicant after the form has been submitted
- Allows you to collect more data for tracking and reporting
- Allows the Do Some Good platform to nudge and encourage the applicant to be a brand ambassador for your business (e.g. sharing stories, writing testimonials)
After filling out your application form, the applicant is given a link to view their submission and its current state of review. The applicant will only be able to view their submission if they are logged into their account. Any verifiable fields that are edited by one of your team will be displayed to the applicant (along with their original entry) in this view.
Form builder tool coming soon!
Our form builder tool is nearly ready! This powerful tool will allow you to easily and quickly custom build your own forms without assistance from the Do Some Good team. We’re excited to share that our form builder tool is now in beta testing with some of our great customers, which means it will be available for you to use very soon!
Here’s what you can expect from the form builder tool:
- Intuitive drag-and-drop technology
- Easy-to-use “quick sets” pre-filled with common questions to save you time
- Access to dozens of fields and question types to build the exact form you need
- Ability to use nested or conditional questions to keep your form short and clear
- Extensive help and support within the tool to help you be successful