What is the DASH Survey?
The Digital Attitudes and Skills for Heritage (DASH) survey launched on 27th April 2020. It’s a free resource – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund – that allows UK heritage organisations to capture a summary of key digital skills and attitudes of their staff and volunteers, and use this to support reflection and identify improvement opportunities for working better together. More than 100 organisations have already signed up.
Why should organisations join in?
The DASH survey allows heritage organisations to:
• Discover more about the digital attitudes and aptitudes of their staff and volunteers
• Find out what their staff and volunteers think about the digital support they receive
• Reflect on what they and their people do well when it comes to digital technologies, and where there are opportunities for improvement
“This situation has forced us to use digital more, and we won’t be going back … We will be embedding digital into our processes in future so collecting data now using this survey is really useful … I think the Heritage Fund is being forward thinking, supportive and this will add considerable value for beneficiaries and organisations for the future” Amelia Morgan, CEO, Venture Trust
Responding to Covid-19
There has never been a more important time to consider and support the digital skills and attitudes of people in your organisation. We are therefore responding to this current situation by launching the DASH survey project earlier than planned.
The DASH survey collects information across an organisation’s staff and volunteers which helps them to better understand and support their people now and in the future.
DASH questions are designed to be interesting for people to answer, allowing them to anonymously reflect on their digital attitudes and skills, and the digital support their organisation provides.