Cut down time-intensive, manual data collection with intuitive mobile-based digital forms.
Track progress in real time from a centralised web portal with intelligent data analysis tools.
Instant, high quality content from the ground to provide donors and funders with authentic feedback.
Immediate access to reports submitted in the field, where programs and fundraising teams can access and analyse data in real time and share stories collected by field teams.
Your projects organised in one centralised location with clear, infographic analysis of data.
A comprehensive overview of your multiple projects in different locations across the world.
Specify required questions for field staff to answer by creating new report templates.
Snapstory is an enterprise software solution that we dreamed up and built in Misfit Labs...
Snapstory is an enterprise software solution that we dreamed up and built in Misfit Labs following our extensive experience working with NGOs in Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and the Philippines. We witnessed the same problems in communication between the field and those that support the work again and again, with field staff having to use pen and paper and laborious reporting techniques that are bloated and inefficient. Snapstory allows charities and NGOs to monitor and evaluate their programs in real time using android technology that feeds data from the field into a customised database. It also gives the staff that deliver the projects on the ground the opportunity to tell the stories of their work authentically and regularly, which means a more direct connection with donors. Case studies can be collected for social media content, fundraising campaigns and grant applications quickly and easily. And the data and content can be easily downloaded either to CSV, PDF or PNG.
- Candy Agaba, Nurture Africa
Snapstory is currently being used for agricultural, educational and healthcare projects across Uganda, Kenya, India and now South Africa.
Our breakdown of Snapstory’s simple, two minute process.
The magic of Snapstory is that it allows non-profits to view all of their active projects – spanning the organisation’s multiple branches and countries of operation – in one central location: a beautifully organised, customisable, administrative dashboard, that gives clear infographic analysis of data.
Once an account is created, the first step in streamlining an organization’s data collection is to create a Project on the administrative dashboard. This could be a village, school, or other facility, such as a farm or hospital – the possibilities are endless. Create this project and open it to create a new report template within. This is where the programmes and fundraising teams can input the questions that staff will need to answer in the field for monitoring, evaluation and submitting case studies.
Report templates are broken down into ‘General’ or ‘Individual’ subjects, depending on what baseline data needs to be captured. The template is designed so that the programmes and fundraising teams can specify what type of answers the field staff are allowed to input when they fill in the report – whether they have an open data field to write in, a list of dropdown answers, multiple choice or a date field. This report template can also be duplicated across multiple projects if needed, saving the need to build forms from scratch again.
Additionally, report templates are separated out into phases. Phasing works by recalling information on a beneficiary that has been submitted in a previous report. This allows the surveyor to recall the same beneficiary on a later visit and answer only the specified follow up questions. Phases are then linked in the same, singular, report on the dashboard. This effectively eliminates all paperwork and can slash the budget for monitoring and evaluation in half – freeing up time to focus on the crucial project work.
In the field, the surveyor opens the app to access the template that the programmes and fundraising teams have created on the admin dashboard and inputs their answers. Once complete, the surveyor submits the report on the app for instant access on the administrative dashboard back in the head office.
Finally, the programmes and fundraising teams can open up the project on the administrative dashboard to see all the submitted reports within. All the reports or a singular report can then be exported as a PDF or CSV file. Data collection has never been so easy!