Surveys are the set of questions you will be using to engage with your community. Topics are umbrella pages that can hold links to multiple survey projects, so that from the public-facing side, participants know that all the surveys are related to one another, or on the same subject matter.
Topic Pages can also communicate long range plans with multiple phases, or be used to compile data across multiple surveys.
Topics will appear first, above surveys on your organization's home page within PublicInput.com.
Lets look at the Topic page example below.
For this topic page, there are multiple links to surveys. Participants can click the Participate link to take the individual survey(s).
Topic pages can also group multiple surveys together in order to combine, compare, and contrast data across the surveys.
In this example, the Pre and Post surveys are on one Topic Page so that any data reports generated from the Topic Page will show combined information.
Not only can you use Topic Pages as a place to group multiple surveys together and compile data, but you can also use Topic Pages to display long range plans with multiple phases.
In this example, the project background information, phases timeline, and links to individual surveys are all shared on the Topic Page.