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Report for American Legion Website Survey

1. Which of the following best describes your relationship with the American Legion?

I am a Veteran member of The American Legion, Department of Minnesota
59.9%  /  242 Responses
I am a member of The American Legion Auxiliary  40 .3%   /  163 Responses
I am a member of The Sons of the American Legion  12.1%   /  49 Responses
I am a member of The American Legion Riders  6.2%   /  25 Responses
I am not a member, but am a supportive community member   1.7%   /  7 Responses
I am not a member, but have participated in youth or other programs through The American Legion,   Department of Minnesota  1.2%   /  5 Responses

2. Which of the following best describes your service era?

Global War on Terror   7.9%   /  28 Responses
Gulf War   12.4%   /  44 Responses
Panama   1.1%   /  4 Responses
Lebanon/Grenada  4.5%   /  16 Responses
Vietnam  57.1%   /  202 Responses
Korea  4.8%   /  17 Responses
World War II  4.8%   /  17 Responses
Other conflicts, including Cold War  7.3%   /  26 Responses

3. What were you hoping to accomplish at www.mnlegion.org during your most
recent visit?

Information on a program  14.8%   /  56 Responses
Schedules/Department events  28.8%   /  109 Responses
News/Legionnaire  45.2%   /  171 Responses
Information on posts  12.7%   /  48 Responses
Forms  7.4%   /  28 Responses
Membership information  18.8%   /  71 Responses
Contact information  6.6%   /  25 Responses
Reports  5.0%   /  19 Responses

4. Do you generally find what you are looking for at www.mnlegion.org?

Yes  71.0%   /  282 Responses
No  3.0%   /  12 Responses
Partly  19.9%   /  79 Responses
Comments:  6.0%   /  24 Responses

5. How often does your experience on www.mnlegion.org compare to your
expectations?

My experience never meets my expectations  3.2%   /  12 Responses
My experience rarely meets my expectations  3.7%   /  14 Responses
My experience sometimes meets my expectations  33.1%   /  125 Responses
My experience often exceeds my expectations  53.2%   /  201 Responses
My experience always exceeds my expectations  6.9%   /  26 Responses

6. How would you rate your experience navigating www.mnlegion.org?

Very poor  0.8%   /  3 Responses
Poor  4.1%   /  16 Responses
Fair  21.4%   /  83 Responses
Good  62.0 %   /  240 Responses
Excellent  11.6%   /  45 Responses

7. What are your top two sources of Minnesota American Legion information?

The Legionnaire Newspaper  67.9%   /  271 Responses
The website  38.6%   /  154 Responses
Social media  17.8%   /  71 Responses
Word of mouth  17.0%   /  68 Responses
Post meetings  22.1%   /  88 Responses
District meetings  7.5%   /  30 Responses
Department meetings  4.0%   /  16 Responses
Other – Write In  6.8%   /  27 Responses

8. What additional features, programs or applications would you like to see on
www.mnlegion.org?

2 – Donations
3  – A Facebook feed
10 – Operation guide lines for posts! The importance of holding some protocol at meetings.
Not just to meet for gambling purposes. Some of our posts are only concerned about
the bar operations and have forgotten the real meaning of post operations meanings of
the American legion! Flag etiquette!! Especially disposing of the American flag ! Proper
disposal! Is it possible to get a copy of our members mailing list so we can just copy and
paste onto labels? This too would keep us updated of change of addresses. There will
be other things but you have come a long way!!! Thank you for putting us in 2020!
16 – Each of the programs explained in detail
18 – I would like a verbal feature that when asked about something such as Revitalization, it
would take you to the revitalization portion of the website .
19 – Current meeting /conference /program dates. News/meeting minutes/updates. Forms.
22 – it is nice to see things current
25 – Easier to navigate thru the website . Better search engine . Easier access to primary
programs supported by the legion (4 pillars, C&Y, charity programs, etc.)
30 –  Social Distancing now that you are “open for business”
31 – information updated in a more timely manner, information legion postinfo, members, posts,
website programs district local good great membership updates american amp auxiliary dept meeting
na officer updated program work access
33 – More district specific info
36 – What about an area for the Districts and Posts to Post information in?
39 – Local involvement, early announcements (so I can plan to participate )
40 – Unsure
46 – All is good
53 – Additional information on post officers and squadron officers
54 – Do a write up of all programs the Dept. of Minnesota has, in the Legionnaire and on the
department’s website
59 – Nothing major
61 – right people in charge of committees
62 – I would love to see more program details and forms and better additional contact
information for program and committee chairman. I also think that when programs and
committees have meetings they should be posted on the website so that members know what their     programs and committees are meeting
63 – better search engine , more links
65 – Its great
67 – Keep updates regularly
69 – Projected programs for attempted suicide soldiers.
73 – District information
81 – Please add website links to local posts
87 – Information about Post members without having to do a lookup through the whole
membership list.
92 – Keep up the good work and keep communications
93 – less use of snail mail
98 – Up to date officer info
103 – more information of use to members and less about department politics
104 – Contact info on program chairmen
106 – not sure
112 – Trainings; how to do….
116 – A more interactive schedule that would show every Post’s events would be nice
117 – You do a good job getting important news so no suggestions
120 – FYI area for frequently asked questions
127 – A direct source regarding membership questions
133 – Anything
135 – Updates on what the Department is doing or ,has scheduled
138 – state wide officer & committee phone & email info.
141 – NA
143 – Got it covered for the most part.
148 – N/A
156 – local events
157 – Can’t think of any
158 – Your doing great. Love the young being informed I’m hoping unbiased.
178 – don’t know
191 – None since l haven’t used this site because it’s not secure
193 – Please address the American Legion Auxiliary by its formal name in your Minnesota
Legion Network box on the bottom of the home page . We’re not the Legion Auxiliary.
We have a formal name , just as The American Legion and Sons of The American Legion
do. You have the space the re to add Minnesota to a second line , just as you did with the
SAL link. Thank you.
200 – Videos of activities
208 – none
212 – na
214 – none keep up the good work
223 – more updates on legion riders
224 – Have not previously visited the website .
226 – Openness to change forward with newer members.
227 – None as of the moment
234 – MMFF, what is it, board of directors, applying to be on the board, application process, etc
242 – I use it very minimal so I am sure the re are thing s that can be improve d but I am not
aware of anything else.
243 – info on the Districts both Legion and Auxiliary
246 – all ok
247 – Nothing at this time .
250 – Honor guard info.
257 – ?
258 – About right. Would like the VA be stronger against the government BS.
265 – Membership info is great. A joy to work with Misty
271 – Poppy Poster Contest Winners
274 – I’m satisfied as is.
278 – Examples of what other posts/auxiliary are doing to increase membership.
280 – Nothing
286 – Anything about local post activity or accomplishments if any.
288 – The emphasis that this is a non political organization.
289 – NA
300 – more interaction with outlying areas
303 – Don’t know
306 – None
311 – no preference
316 – None at this time
320 – Not sure
325 – Posts within region and locations
330 – Not sure
334 – Not sure, but with less local, district, and dept meeting if great to have the Legionnaire
newspaper however I am sure not many local members really read it.
337 – ?
343 – n/a
346 – Can’t think of anything
347 – NONE
348 – Don’t know
349 – Perhaps feature posts and their projects. Upsala American Legion Post 350 now has a
Veterans Memorial.
354 – Coordination of the various information sources. And most of all a MODERN well thought
out web presence for the MN Legion and for its various programs
364 – Nothing I can think of right now
374 – I want my Champlin Legion Post #600 back in business
376 – keep officer lists updated at dept & district levels
385 – apply credits on line
386 – How to purchase a Life Member cap that DOES NOT say PUFL !!!!
393 – Nothing
401 – Where would you like me to start??
404 – unsure
407 – more information on descriptions of committees
410 – Can’t think of anything else!
411 – I would like to have two people at our Post (Commander and a designated person) with
access to and editing rights to our Post information

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