Telephone Interviews


Telephone interviews, like in-person interviews, are conducted by appointment. 


Benefits of using telephone interviews include:


  • People from different cities, states and countries can be interviewed without incurring travel costs.


  • The interviewer can ask additional, probing questions to clarify responses.


  • It is convenient for the respondent.


  • Telephone interviews often allow faster turnaround of data and reporting than in-person appointments can provide, particularly when the persons interviewed are from a wide geographic area.



Examples of how clients have utilized telephone interviewing by Lane Gewecke Consulting:


  • Information gathering for a museum’s strategic planning effort from people located both within and outside the United States.


  • Nationwide first-stage interviewing for a private foundation seeking potential partners for a project.


  • Evaluation of reactions to a mailed prospectus by a nonprofit organization contemplating a capital campaign.