Additional Forms: 4 Ways to Collect More Information

10/19/2017

At Submittable, we know reducing paper trails saves organizations time and money. Our digital platform is designed to simplify the application process.

But what about the digital files filling up your screen? Our archive feature lets you store submissions for future retrieval. Just a few clicks and your desk is clear for the next round of submissions.

But there’s another feature that will consolidate your digital paperwork and streamline the process. Additional Forms enables you to request follow-up information from applicants after they submit a form or application.

Example of how to use additional forms

Here are 4 ways organizations are using Additional Forms:

Progress reports for grants: Request financial updates, gather project reports, or collect final outcomes from beneficiaries.

Collecting payment first: If you’re collecting payment for a class, event, or summer camp, increase the likelihood that applicants will complete their registration by collecting basic information first in your initial application. Then use Additional Forms to send follow-up documents that take time to complete, like medical forms, demographic surveys, or questionnaires.

Conducting surveys: Looking for feedback? Create an Additional Form with survey questions and send it directly to any of your applicants.

Multi-stage applications: Help your team screen applications by sending forms in stages, and prevent ineligible applicants from getting too far down the pipeline. Additional Forms allow organizations to send the most relevant information at each stage in the process.

Treat yourself to these simple housekeeping strategies and avoid making unnecessary digital trails. Additional Forms is an additional paid feature. Contact our Sales Team to learn more.

Jolene Brink

Jolene Brink is Submittable's Marketplace Development Manager, which means she spends most of her time thinking about ways to connect Submittable's creative community with the more than 10,000 organizations using Submittable to collect submissions. She's also a poet and visual artist. You can see her creative work here: jolenebrink.com