How to Use Trivia or Surveys to Engage Donors During Your Livestream

Learn the differences between trivia and surveys and how to use them during your Livestream.

Using trivia and survey questions during your Livestream is a fun, easy way to engage your donors. 

Trivia vs. Surveys

While both trivia and surveys ask donors to answer questions, trivia questions have a correct answer (or answers):

Trivia: How many plants are currently recognized by NASA as being a part of our solar system?

  1. 7
  2. 8
  3. 9
  4. 11

On the other hand, survey questions allow you to collect donor opinions and don't have a right or wrong answer:

Survey: When NASA downgraded Pluto to “dwarf planet” status, how did you feel?

  1. Devastated, don’t downgrade Pluto!
  2. Elated, Pluto was masquerading as a planet for far too long!
  3. Indifferent, planets aren’t really my thing
  4. Nervous. What could get downgraded next!

How to use Trivia and Surveys

At in-person events, donors often spend time connecting, laughing, and getting to know one another. During virtual or hybrid events, trivia and survey questions provide a way for virtual donors to interact and be a part of something bigger than themselves. Having fun helps donors feel connected to the event, and connected donors tend to give more!

Use trivia to:

  • Inform the audience about your cause
  • Provide fun entertainment
  • Run a contest with prizes 

Use surveys to:

  • Let audience members tell you what to do next during an event
  • Determine which projects to fund first with the money raised
  • Help donors get to know each other and build camaraderie as a group

Require a donation or email address to answer questions

You can use trivia and surveys to collect donor information or boost the amount you raise by asking donors to give a donation or their email address before they can answer a question:



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