Show & Tell
See how you can get the most out of your stories with these MYTHOS® features.
How It Works
Create Custom Surveys
Great stories start with asking great questions.
With Mythos Surveys you can create unlimited, customized surveys to send to each of your audience’s or a single survey that dynamically asks the right questions of each survey respondent. Respondents can tell their stories on any device—desktop, tablet, or mobile—and they can upload pictures and other files (like research reports).
Surveys can be simple Q&A style or include more complex options such as:
- Pre-fill your survey questions with demographic and related information you already have about the survey respondent (e.g., name, email, etc.)
- Use that same “pre-fill data” to automatically apply relevant tags to the content (e.g., fund ID, person ID, etc.)
- Photo and file upload question types
- Preset answer options (e.g., select your state)
- Options to make the question required
- Multiple page surveys
- Conditional survey logic so you can dynamically or automatically ask different questions based on answers to previous questions
- Personalize your survey questions to make them highly relevant to your survey respondent
- Minimum and maximum character restrictions
- And more!
Creating and configuring your survey questions is easy.
Custom Branded & Themed
Your surveys can be custom themed so they match your brand and give your respondents more confidence in submitting their responses.
Sample “Wellington University” survey theme. Surveys can be custom branded for your organization.
Private or Public
Surveys can be open to everyone or set to require a login, which can be useful if you want to only allow certain people to respond or in cases where you want to keep it private.
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Mythos can also easily connect with third-party authentication systems like Shibboleth for Single Sign-On (SSO). That way your respondents can use the login system they are used to and seamlessly access the survey.
Apply Relevance Tags
Maybe most importantly, you can tag your stories—automatically and manually. Tagging allows you to align your stories to your audience interests or simply put the right story in the right report based on a fund and/or donor ID. You can have default tags (e.g., fiscal year or fund type) and dynamic tags based on responses to survey questions (e.g., fund name or state).
Survey responses are automatically tagged with relevant data so you can easily align stories to the donors that care about them.
Pre-fill Audience Data & Demographics
Mythos surveys also allow you to pre-load demographic and other data you have on your respondents (e.g., name, address, fund ID, person ID, etc.) so that they can update it, if necessary, or you can hide it on the survey so they only have to answer the higher value questions you really want them to focus on.
Pre-filling Survey questions makes it faster for Survey Respondents to complete the survey. It also ensures you have the most up-to-date information.
This way each story comes in with the key information about the respondent attached. That information can help you organize your stories, manage them through your workflow, and finally, align them to the right audience. For example, using fund ID to align a beneficiary story to the right donor(s).
You can even use “pre-fill data” to customize the questions on the Survey with a fund name or a donor name, for example. This way you can really personalize how you ask your Survey Respondents to answer specific questions. Great when you want a student to address a donor directly. But if they ignore it, you can easily use this data later to customize your Mythos Documents.
Personalize Your Surveys
You can also use your demographic and related data to both personalize your Mythos Surveys and highly tailor them to the individual survey respondent.
For example, to personalize a survey, you could ask a student scholarship beneficiary to specifically address a donor by name and reference the specific scholarship that they received. The survey question could integrate the donor’s name and the scholarship name for reference (see image below).
Dynamic & Adaptive Questioning
Finally, two powerful features of Mythos Surveys ensure that the questions you are asking each person are as relevant as possible, which increases the value and downstream relevance of the stories you collect and share.
First, you can implement conditional logic. This allows you to ask different questions of a survey respondent based on answers they’ve provided to previous questions. For example, you might ask a first year student about the impact that a scholarship award had on their decision to attend your institution but a 4th or 5th year student might get a question about their graduate or career plans.
Second, you can use your audience demographic data to dynamically drive the questions that are asked of a survey respondent. For example, you could automatically show relevant questions to a particular fund or research project without the survey respondent having to select their specific fund or project.
Monitor Survey Response Progress
Curate Your Stories
Tailor to Your Custom Workflow
Mythos gives you the flexibility to manage the editorial process around whatever workflow works best for you and your team using custom story statuses, advanced search, and tagging.
Story statuses can be customized for your workflow. Story tags can be used to further customize how you manage the editing and proofing process. For example, you could use a tag to assign a specific editing task to a teammate.
Users & Roles
As your survey responses come in, you’ll need to decide who reviews them, who edits them, and who approves them. You can add custom roles and accounts for your team so they can contribute to the editorial process.
Adding new team members and setting their roles is easy.
Search & Find
Use the powerful Mythos search engine to quickly find the stories you need, such as those pending review or those assigned to you. Use Saved Searches to quickly find sets of stories that you access often.
Simple keyword search with advanced search and saved searches.
Edit & Proof
With Mythos, you can easily proof and edit with simple, intuitive editing tools. Correct misspellings and grammar, embellish the narrative as needed, and add additional relevance tags based on story content to maximize the value of each story.
Intuitive and easy-to-use WYSIWYG editing tools make it easy to review, proof, and edit your responses and donor impact stories.
Create Unlimited Versions
Our Add-on Services Help You to Maximize the Value of Mythos
- Template design and development
- Data management and related services
- Project and Account management
- Printing and fulfillment