Alternate ROOTS Data/Research Survey

Hello, ROOTers! Alternate ROOTS is conducting a survey to determine if there is value to you, as a member, to have access to data/research about the ROOTS membership. With the onboarding of our new database Salesforce in 2018, we now have the ability to access information about our members in a multitude of ways and can aggregate that information in new and exciting ways like never before in the organization’s history.

We at ROOTS have heard countless anecdotes about the impact the organization has made on our members and their communities, and we are very excited about the possibilities to quantify that impact through ROOTS-specific data/research. From an organizational standpoint, this could help ROOTS make a stronger case to funders, policy makers, and other stakeholders to enact greater change in our communities, and to assess how well we are doing and where we can improve. In a world where data ethics is of great concern, it would also give us the agency to tell our own story. We would also like to hear from you, our members, about how ROOTS-specific data/research might impact you, your organization, and/or your community – what you would like to know, the best way for you to participate, and how you might leverage this information to make a larger impact.

Your feedback will help us determine whether to commit funds to establish a ROOTS-specific data/research arm or to partner with another organization to support that work in the coming years.

This form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your responses are anonymous. We ask that you complete the survey by September 28.

Thank you in advance for your time and input! As a token of our appreciation, respondents will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary one-year Alternate ROOTS membership.

For questions/concerns and/or to receive the results of this survey, please contact Kerry Lee, Research Consultant at

Data & Research Survey


What would you like to know about the ROOTS membership? (No value = 1; Little Value = 2; Some Value = 3; Great Value = 4)


If you could have access to data/research about the ROOTS membership, how might it help you (check all that apply)? (Not Helpful = 1; Somewhat Helpful = 2; Helpful = 3; Very Helpful = 4)


Please complete the following voluntary demographic information below:

Demographic information is critical to the analysis of our survey results. Rest assured that all information will be reported out in an overview report. No names of people or organizations will be shared publicly. 

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.