Frequencies


1. In what year was your organization/project/initiative founded? (If you are responding for a program/initiative that is part of or housed in a larger organization, please enter the year when the program/initiative was founded.)
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
1998
3.0% 7
1999
4.8% 11
2000
6.5% 15
2001
10.0% 23
2002
9.1% 21
2003
13.5% 31
2004
9.6% 22
2005
13.5% 31
2006
13.9% 32
2007
8.7% 20
2008
7.4% 17
2. Where is your organization/project/initiative headquartered?
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Numbers indicate locations for all identified Jewish start-ups, not just survey respondents.
Response
Percent
Response
Count
NY
36.7 112
CA
19.7 60
MA
7.2 22
IL
5.2 16
PA
4.6 14
DC
3.9 12
Other
(CO, MD, GA, NJ, FL, TX, CT, WA, AZ, MN, KS, MO, OH, OR, VA, RI, VT, WI)
22.6 69
3. What is your organization's total operating budget for your current fiscal year? (If you are responding for a program/initiative that is part of or housed in a larger organization, please enter the budget for the program/initiative.)
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Percent
Response
Count
up to $50,000
37.4% 86
$50,0001 - $100,000
11.7% 27
$100,001 - $500,000
31.3% 72
$500,001 - $1,000,000
9.6% 22
$1,000,001 - $1,500,000
7.0% 16
$1,500,001 - $2,000,000
3.0% 7
4. Please pick the corporate structure that best describes your organization/project/initiative and how it receives charitable contributions & grants. (If your organization has a pending tax-exemption application or is in transition from one status to another, please indicate its *current* legal status, not where it's headed.)
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Percent
Response
Count
Independent entity (corporation, LLC, etc.) with its own 501(c) tax-exempt status REQUIRED to file annual IRS Form 990, 990EZ, 990PF, or 990 postcard
44.8% 103
Independent entity (corporation, LLC, etc.) with its own 501(c) tax-exempt status NOT REQUIRED to file annual IRS Form 990 (i.e., what the IRS considers a "church")
10.9% 25
Independent tax-exempt religious corporation without formal 501(c) status
6.5% 15
Independent entity (corporation, LLC, etc.) with fiscal agent/receiver
6.5% 15
Managed project with fiscal sponsor
9.1% 21
Independent unincorporated association with neither formal tax status nor fiscal agent
10.9% 25
Subsidiary program/initiative (part of a larger organization) WITH autonomous budget & fundraising authority/responsibility
8.3% 19
 
Other (please specify)
3.0% 7
4a. Please enter the name of your organization's fiscal sponsor, fiscal agent, or fiscal receiver, through which it receives charitable contributions & grants.
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Response
Count
Beth El Synagogue
1
Bindlestiff Family Circus & Fractured Atlas
1
Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity
1
Congregation Beth Elohim
1
Congregation Shomrei Torah
1
Center for Leadership Initiatives
1
Detroit Federation
1
FJC
3
Foundation for Jewish Culture
5
HaMifgash
1
Hartley Film Foundation
1
Hazon
2
Hillel at Brandeis
1
Hillel of Long Beach
1
Jewish Funds for Justice
2
Jews United for Justice
1
Keren Keshet
1
National Havurah Committee
1
Oregon Hillel
1
San Francisco Film Society
1
Tides Center
2
5. For each of the following practices, please indicate the action your organization has taken.
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  Implemented more than 1 year ago Implemented within the past year Plan to implement No plans to implement N/A Response
Count
Audited financial statements
22.0% (38) 12.7% (22) 24.3% (42) 23.1% (40) 17.9% (31) 173
Formed audit committee
7.5% (13) 8.7% (15) 19.7% (34) 41.0% (71) 23.1% (40) 173
Formed executive compensation committee
8.7% (15) 7.5% (13) 13.9% (24) 43.4% (75) 26.6% (46) 173
Established whistle-blower procedures
5.8% (10) 4.0% (7) 11.6% (20) 51.4% (89) 27.2% (47) 173
Established document retention/destruction procedures
10.4% (18) 6.9% (12) 17.9% (31) 42.2% (73) 22.5% (39) 173
Established conflict of interest procedures for board members & key employees
22.5% (39) 14.5% (25) 15.0% (26) 25.4% (44) 22.5% (39) 173
Purchased Directors' and Officers' (D&O) insurance
31.2% (54) 5.8% (10) 15.6% (27) 26.0% (45) 21.4% (37) 173
6. Which, if any, of the following are covered by your organization's non-discrimination policy?
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Our organization does not have a non-discrimination policy.
57.8% 100
Age
28.3% 49
Race
28.3% 49
Color
27.2% 47
Religion
27.2% 47
Ancestry
18.5% 32
Ethnicity
23.1% 40
National origin
22.5% 39
Citizenship status
16.2% 28
Sex
26.0% 45
Sexual orientation
27.7% 48
Gender identity or expression
20.2% 35
Marital status
22.5% 39
Disability
26.0% 45
Genetic condition
12.7% 22
Medical condition
16.8% 29
Carrier status
9.2% 16
Pregnancy status (including, but not limited to, pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth)
17.9% 31
Veteran status
13.9% 24
 
Other (please specify)
20.8% 36
7. Which of the following categories best corresponds to your organization's mission & programs (choose one)? NB: These are official NTEE categories. If your organization is listed on Guidestar.org, then your NTEE category is available in your profile there. Please use "Religion-related" only to describe spiritual communities, inter-religious dialogue programs, etc.
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Percent
Response
Count
Animal-Related
  0.0% 0
Arts, Culture & Humanities
9.6% 20
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
5.7% 12
Community Improvement & Capacity Building
3.3% 7
Crime & Legal-Related
  0.0% 0
Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
0.5% 1
Education
17.2% 36
Employment
  0.0% 0
Environment
1.9% 4
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
1.0% 2
Health Care
0.5% 1
Housing & Shelter
  0.0% 0
Human Services
2.9% 6
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
1.4% 3
Medical Research
  0.0% 0
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
0.5% 1
Mutual & Membership Benefit
  0.0% 0
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
3.3% 7
Public & Societal Benefit
2.9% 6
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief
  0.0% 0
Recreation & Sports
  0.0% 0
Religion-Related
38.8% 81
Science & Technology
  0.0% 0
Social Science
0.5% 1
Youth Development
4.8% 10
Other/Unknown
5.3% 11
8. Approximately how many individuals...
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  Response
Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
 
...visit your website each month?
6,433.35 919,969 143
 
...are on your mailing list?
6,142.62 1,173,241 191
 
...personally attended at least one event/program in 2008?
2,100.43 388,580 185
 
...are part of your core community / regularly participate in your events & programs?
671.81 122,942 183
 
...made a financial contribution to your organization this past year?
311.46 56,375 181
9. In terms of your organization's programs and initiatives, what proportion of your constituents and/or participants are... (Please enter percentages as whole numbers that add up to 100.)
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Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
 
...Millennials/Generation Y (early to mid-20s & younger, born 1983-present)?
31.1 5,917 191
 
...Generation Xers (mid-20s to early 40s, born 1965-1982)?
38.8 7,405 191
 
...Baby Boomers (mid-40s to early 60s, born 1946-1964)?
21.3 4,062 191
 
...pre-Boomers (mid 60s & older, born before 1946)?
9 1,716 191
10. How do you think each of the following constituencies would describe your organization's connection to Judaism, Jewish life, and Jewish values? (Please mark "n/a" for any constituency not applicable to your organization.)
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  No connection Inspired or informed by them, but not an explicitly "Jewish" organization Clearly motivated by and committed to Judaism / Jewish life & values N/A Rating
Average
Response
Count
Board members
1.5% (3) 5.9% (12) 81.7% (165) 10.9% (22) 1.90 202
Non-board Volunteers
0.5% (1) 11.1% (22) 81.9% (163) 6.5% (13) 1.87 199
Employees
1.0% (2) 7.6% (15) 67.2% (133) 24.2% (48) 1.87 198
Members
1.0% (2) 11.5% (23) 65.0% (130) 22.5% (45) 1.83 200
Clients/beneficiaries
2.0% (4) 16.5% (33) 57.5% (115) 24.0% (48) 1.73 200
Other program participants
3.0% (6) 18.7% (37) 67.2% (133) 11.1% (22) 1.72 198
Program delivery partners within the Jewish community
0.5% (1) 9.6% (19) 72.2% (143) 17.7% (35) 1.87 198
Program delivery partners outside the Jewish community
5.1% (10) 17.8% (35) 46.2% (91) 31.0% (61) 1.60 197
Media/press
3.1% (6) 15.9% (31) 64.1% (125) 16.9% (33) 1.73 195
Jewish funders
1.0% (2) 6.0% (12) 84.0% (168) 9.0% (18) 1.91 200
Non-Jewish funders
5.3% (10) 15.3% (29) 31.6% (60) 47.9% (91) 1.51 190
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11. To the best of your knowledge, approximately what percentage of your constituents, participants, and/or donors... (Please enter as a whole number percentage without the %.)
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  Response
Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
 
... are deeply involved in the organized Jewish community in many ways, in addition to your organization?
44.7 8,753 196
 
... are moderately involved in the organized Jewish community?
29.6 5,793 196
 
... have no meaningful connection to the organized Jewish community other than through your organization?
25.8 5,054 196
12. Do you have ready access to current, detailed information about your organization's budget and finances? By current, we mean not more than one month old.
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
84.3% 166
No
11.7% 23
Not sure
4.1% 8
13. What is your organization's total operating budget for your current fiscal year? (Please enter a whole number without the dollar sign or commas.)
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Average Budget Median Budget Response Count
$342,540
$150,000
197
14. Which of the following are your organization's four (4) most important sources of support? (To compare cash sources with non-cash sources - pro bono services, food, space, etc., - consider what it would have cost to pay for them.)
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  Most important source of support #2 source of support #3 source of support #4 source of support Rating
Average
Response
Count
Membership income
50.0% (21) 19.0% (8) 11.9% (5) 19.0% (8) 3.00 42
Individual donations (not including bequests)
36.8% (57) 36.1% (56) 17.4% (27) 9.7% (15) 3.00 155
Bequests or other planned gifts
0.0% (0) 16.7% (1) 33.3% (2) 50.0% (3) 1.67 6
Corporate (non-foundation) grants
27.3% (3) 18.2% (2) 27.3% (3) 27.3% (3) 2.45 11
Corporate sponsorships of events and/or programs
20.0% (2) 30.0% (3) 30.0% (3) 20.0% (2) 2.50 10
Foundation general operations grants
44.6% (33) 33.8% (25) 16.2% (12) 5.4% (4) 3.18 74
Foundation program grants
32.4% (35) 33.3% (36) 25.0% (27) 9.3% (10) 2.89 108
Special fundraising events/activities
6.5% (3) 19.6% (9) 37.0% (17) 37.0% (17) 1.96 46
Volunteer labor (non-board, but include administration/office, fundraising, and program volunteers)
30.0% (15) 20.0% (10) 22.0% (11) 28.0% (14) 2.52 50
Pro bono professional services (legal, accounting, consulting, etc.)
5.7% (2) 11.4% (4) 48.6% (17) 34.3% (12) 1.89 35
In-kind contributions (e.g., meals/food, free use of space, etc.)
7.7% (4) 15.4% (8) 25.0% (13) 51.9% (27) 1.79 52
Fees for program services
26.2% (17) 20.0% (13) 23.1% (15) 30.8% (20) 2.42 65
Retail sales
11.1% (1) 22.2% (2) 22.2% (2) 44.4% (4) 2.00 9
Investments
0.0% (0) 50.0% (1) 50.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 2.50 2
For-profit business ventures
0.0% (0) 16.7% (1) 50.0% (3) 33.3% (2) 1.83 6
Other unrelated business income (royalties, rental income, sales of assets other than inventory, etc.)
8.3% (1) 25.0% (3) 33.3% (4) 33.3% (4) 2.08 12
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15. If you have program service fees, retail sales, investments, for-profit ventures, or other unrelated business income, please describe it here.
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Percent
Response
Count
 
Program service fees (e.g., tuition, registration, consulting, other services offered for a fee by your organization)
85.0% 85
 
Retail sales (e.g., publications, CDs, DVDs, other products made & sold by your organization)
39.0% 39
 
Investments (e.g., securities, funds, money market interest, etc.)
19.0% 19
 
For-profit ventures (e.g., any projects/products generating taxable income)
12.0% 12
 
Other unrelated business income
7.0% 7
16. How many full-time employees, part-time employees, and program-related independent contractors or consultants does your organization have? If your organization is entirely volunteer-run, please put "0" in each box.
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  Response
Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
 
Full-time employees
1.85 330 178
 
Part-time employees
2.03 355 175
 
Program-related independent contractors or consultants
2.75 446 162
17. In your operational budget, do you allocate employee compensation costs within each department, or do you group all employee costs under a single HR category? (Please note: this question is about W-2 employes, not 1099 contractors.)
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Percent
Response
Count
Employee costs allocated within each department
21.1% 43
All employee costs aggregated within a Human Resources department
27.2% 49
Our organization does not have any of its own W-2 employees.
41.5% 81
Our initiative is a subsidiary program with no direct operations or HR departments.
9.2% 24
18a. Approximately what proportion of your organization's expenditures during the current fiscal year has gone to the following functions? Please enter percentages as whole numbers that add up to 100.
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Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
 
OPERATIONS: Includes all administrative costs, as well as rent, professional fees, facilities, supplies, equipment and travel. Also includes total costs for operations staff and contracted labor, including salary/compensation, benefits, and taxes.
24.1 990 41
 
HUMAN RESOURCES: Includes costs for administering human resources and personnel, including benefits administration fees and other costs. Also includes total costs for Human Resources staff and contracted labor, including salary/compensation, benefits, and taxes.
11.9 487 41
 
DEVELOPMENT: Includes all costs directed toward promotion and fundraising, including events, campaigns, PR and advertising. Also includes total costs for Development staff and contracted labor, including salary/compensation, benefits, and taxes.
11.7 479 41
 
PROGRAM: Includes all expenditures on mission-related activities such as service delivery, publishing, advocacy, performances, projects, etc. Also includes total costs for Program staff and contracted labor, including salary/compensation, benefits, and taxes.
52.3 2,144 41
18b. Approximately what proportion of your organization's expenditures during the current fiscal year has gone to the following functions? Please enter percentages as whole numbers that add up to 100.
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Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
 
OPERATIONS: Includes all administrative costs, as well as rent, professional fees, facilities, supplies, equipment and travel.
40.7 3,264 80
 
DEVELOPMENT: Includes all costs directed toward promotion and fundraising, including events, campaigns, PR and advertising. Also includes total costs for any development-related independent contractors, such as fundraising consultants.
6.8 571 80
 
PROGRAM: Includes all expenditures on mission-related activities such as service delivery, publishing, advocacy, performances, projects, etc. Also includes total costs for any program-related independent contractors.
52.5 4,165 80
18c. Approximately what proportion of your organization's expenditures during the current fiscal year has gone to the following functions? Please enter percentages as whole numbers that add up to 100.
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Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
 
OPERATIONS: Includes all administrative costs, as well as rent, professional fees, facilities, supplies, equipment and travel.
17.8 835 47
 
HUMAN RESOURCES: Includes total labor costs, including salary/compensation, benefits, benefits admin fees and taxes. (Please include program-dependent contractor fees under program, below.)
40.4 1,897 47
 
DEVELOPMENT: Includes all costs directed toward promotion and fundraising, including events, campaigns, PR and advertising.
5.9 279 47
 
PROGRAM: Includes all expenditures on mission-related activities such as service delivery, publishing, advocacy, performances, projects, etc. This includes program-dependent contracted labor costs.
35.9 1,689 47
18d. Approximately what proportion of your organization's expenditures during the current fiscal year has gone to the following functions? Please enter percentages as whole numbers that add up to 100.
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Average
Response
Total
Response
Count
 
SUPPORT COSTS: Includes all administrative costs associated with the program, including program-specific rent, professional fees, facilities, supplies, equipment and travel.
22.1 710 26
 
STAFF COSTS: Includes total costs for all W-2 personnel associated with your program, including salary/compensation, benefits, benefits admin fees and taxes. (Please include program-dependent contractor fees under program, below.)
38.8 919 24
 
DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING: Includes all costs directed toward promotion and fundraising for this program, including events, campaigns, PR and advertising.
4.6 94 21
 
DIRECT PROGRAM COSTS: Includes all non-employee-related expenditures on program-related activities such as service delivery, publishing, advocacy, performances, projects, etc. This includes program-dependent contracted labor costs.
34.4 1,077 26
19. Which, if any, of the following benefits does your organization currently offer to its employees (mark all that apply)?
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Percent
Response
Count
HMO
31.0% 22
PPO
40.8% 29
Other health insurance
8.5% 6
Dental
43.7% 31
Vision
18.3% 13
Paid short-term mental health counseling
9.9% 7
Acupuncture/chiropractic plan
5.6% 4
Health reimbursement accounts / flexible spending accounts
22.5% 16
Employee-paid benefits basket/menu (pre-tax dollars)
8.5% 6
Employer-paid benefits basket/menu
1.4% 1
Access to COBRA benefits following employment separation
38.0% 27
401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan
28.2% 20
Retirement contribution matching
15.5% 11
Other retirement plan
9.9% 7
Life insurance
22.5% 16
Long-term disability insurance
16.9% 12
Transportation/commuter/parking benefits
19.7% 14
Tuition benefits
7.0% 5
Paid vacation
87.3% 62
Paid personal/sick days
74.6% 53
Paid Jewish holidays
85.9% 61
Paid state & federal holidays
85.9% 61
Paid maternity leave
46.5% 33
Paid paternity leave
26.8% 19
Paid dependent care or elder care leave
11.3% 8
Paid bereavement leave
31.0% 22
Flex-time scheduling
49.3% 35
Paid professional development / continuing education
53.5% 38
 
Other (please specify)
7.0% 5
20. How does your organization currently contribute toward payment of medical insurance premiums?
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
We pay a percentage of the premium for employees AND dependents.
21.0% 17
We pay a percentage of the premium for employees ONLY.
14.8% 12
We pay a fixed dollar amount toward the premium for employees AND dependents.
8.6% 7
We pay a fixed dollar amount toward the premium for employees ONLY.
9.9% 8
We offer an employee-paid medical insurance plan payable with pre-tax dollars.
2.5% 2
We do not offer health insurance.
30.9% 25
 
Other (please specify)
12.3% 10
21. Please indicate the extent to which your organization uses non-board volunteers for each of the following areas.
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  None 0-1/4 of the work is done by volunteers 1/4 to 1/2 of the work is done by volunteers 1/2-3/4 of the work is done by volunteers More than 3/4 of the work is done by volunteers Rating
Average
Response
Count
Programs and Services
19.8% (38) 28.1% (54) 14.6% (28) 8.3% (16) 29.2% (56) 1.99 192
Fundraising
37.5% (72) 27.1% (52) 6.8% (13) 4.7% (9) 24.0% (46) 1.51 192
Administration/
Office Operations
53.1% (102) 17.7% (34) 5.7% (11) 2.1% (4) 21.4% (41) 1.21 192
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22. Please indicate how important non-board volunteer assistance is for each of the following areas.
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  Not important Somewhat important / Supplemental Important Very important Extremely important / Mission critical Rating
Average
Response
Count
Programs and Services
18.8% (36) 16.1% (31) 12.0% (23) 14.1% (27) 39.1% (75) 2.39 192
Fundraising
32.3% (62) 14.6% (28) 14.1% (27) 15.6% (30) 23.4% (45) 1.83 192
Administration/
Office Operations
49.5% (95) 19.3% (37) 6.8% (13) 4.7% (9) 19.8% (38) 1.26 192
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23. Has your organization decided to take any of the following actions due to the economy? (Please do not speculate on possible actions: mark only those actions your organization has taken or definitely will take.)
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Percent
Response
Count
Planning no actions; our revenue looks good for the next year
41.0% 64
Changing your organization's mission
0.6% 1
Merging with another organization
0.6% 1
Temporarily suspending operations
1.3% 2
Sunsetting or closing your organization
0.6% 1
Moving to less expensive offices
1.9% 3
Sharing office space with another organization
1.9% 3
Sharing employees with another organization
0.6% 1
Renegotiating or canceling existing office service contracts
5.1% 8
Outsourcing back office functions
1.3% 2
Reducing the marketing budget
14.1% 22
Reducing the scope of programs or services
18.6% 29
Suspending or canceling programs or services
5.1% 8
Delaying planned new initiatives
24.4% 38
Freezing new hires
10.9% 17
Freezing salaries
11.5% 18
Freezing benefits
3.8% 6
Reducing staff hours
8.3% 13
Reducing fixed salaries
5.8% 9
Reducing benefits
2.6% 4
Requiring unpaid leave
1.3% 2
Reducing administrative staff
3.2% 5
Reducing program staff
5.1% 8
Reducing fundraising staff
  0.0% 0
Reducing human resources staff
0.6% 1
Reducing management staff
3.8% 6
 
Other (please specify)
23.7% 37
24. How would you rate your organization's capacity in each of the following areas?
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  Clear need for increased capacity Basic level of capacity in place Moderate level of capacity in place High level of capacity in place N/A Rating
Average
Response
Count
Mission, Vision, Strategic Planning
15.5% (29) 15.5% (29) 26.2% (49) 37.4% (70) 5.3% (10) 2.90 187
Human Resources Management
9.6% (18) 26.2% (49) 21.4% (40) 10.2% (19) 32.6% (61) 2.48 187
Leadership Development
19.3% (36) 17.6% (33) 27.8% (52) 23.5% (44) 11.8% (22) 2.63 187
Financial Management, Planning & Budgeting
20.9% (39) 24.1% (45) 23.5% (44) 20.3% (38) 11.2% (21) 2.49 187
Board Recruitment & Development
25.7% (48) 23.0% (43) 23.0% (43) 9.6% (18) 18.7% (35) 2.20 187
Legal, Tax, & Insurance
19.3% (36) 22.5% (42) 15.5% (29) 23.5% (44) 19.3% (36) 2.54 187
Marketing, Communications, & External Relations
20.3% (38) 27.3% (51) 32.6% (61) 12.3% (23) 7.5% (14) 2.40 187
Fund Development, Fundraising
35.3% (66) 23.5% (44) 25.7% (48) 7.5% (14) 8.0% (15) 2.06 187
Program Planning, Design & Evaluation
7.0% (13) 12.3% (23) 27.8% (52) 47.1% (88) 5.9% (11) 3.22 187
Program Implementation & Execution
6.4% (12) 9.1% (17) 25.7% (48) 51.3% (96) 7.5% (14) 3.32 187
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25. How important are the following technologies for communicating with your organization's constituents (including employees, volunteers, participants, members, and funders)?
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  Not being used Useful tool Important tool Mission-critical tool Rating
Average
Response
Count
Website
7.0% (13) 11.2% (21) 27.3% (51) 54.5% (102) 2.29 187
Blog
65.8% (123) 15.5% (29) 9.6% (18) 9.1% (17) 0.62 187
Email/newsletter management system (e.g. ConstantContact, PatronMail, etc.)
12.3% (23) 8.6% (16) 29.4% (55) 49.7% (93) 2.17 187
Hosted discussion groups/message boards
70.1% (131) 18.2% (34) 5.3% (10) 6.4% (12) 0.48 187
Online surveys (e.g., SurveyMonkey, Zoomerang, etc.)
50.8% (95) 21.4% (40) 19.8% (37) 8.0% (15) 0.85 187
Social bookmarking (e.g. Digg, Furl, Del.icio.us, etc.)
78.6% (147) 15.0% (28) 5.3% (10) 1.1% (2) 0.29 187
Multimedia (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
59.9% (112) 20.9% (39) 10.7% (20) 8.6% (16) 0.68 187
Social networking (e.g. Facebook group/page/cause, LinkedIn network/group, etc.)
29.4% (55) 27.3% (51) 24.1% (45) 19.3% (36) 1.33 187
 Other (please specify) 20
26. Which of the following services offered for free or at a discount would make the greatest positive impact on your organization's health? (Please choose up to 3, in order of impact.)
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  Greatest impact (rank #1) Moderate impact (rank #2) Some impact (rank #3) Rating
Average
Response
Count
Professional development training/seminars
15.1% (8) 37.7% (20) 47.2% (25) 1.68 53
Insurance discounts (D&O, general, liability, property)
21.4% (9) 45.2% (19) 33.3% (14) 1.88 42
Financial planning & budgeting
25.0% (19) 35.5% (27) 39.5% (30) 1.86 76
Organizational development training/seminars
24.6% (14) 29.8% (17) 45.6% (26) 1.79 57
Videoconferencing facilities
21.4% (6) 10.7% (3) 67.9% (19) 1.54 28
Pro bono or discounted professional services (accounting, legal, fundraising consulting, etc.)
71.1% (86) 23.1% (28) 5.8% (7) 2.65 121
Program evaluation & research
27.7% (18) 40.0% (26) 32.3% (21) 1.95 65
Training in the use of social media
21.7% (10) 50.0% (23) 28.3% (13) 1.93 46
 Additional suggestions (optional) 17
27. What impact, if any, would the following have on your organization's ability to achieve its mission & vision? (If your organization is already doing one or more of these, please mark "no impact" and/or note it in the comments.)
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  Very negative impact Somewhat negative impact No impact Somewhat positive impact Very positive impact Rating
Average
Response
Count
Merging with another organization with a similar mission/vision
25.1% (47) 17.1% (32) 26.7% (50) 21.4% (40) 9.6% (18) -0.27 187
Sharing office space with other organizations
4.3% (8) 6.4% (12) 48.1% (90) 20.3% (38) 20.9% (39) 0.47 187
Reducing office hours and/or days to save on utility bills and/or hourly staff
14.4% (27) 13.9% (26) 68.4% (128) 1.6% (3) 1.6% (3) -0.38 187
Joining an employee benefits pool (larger group for health insurance, etc.)
0.5% (1) 1.6% (3) 49.7% (93) 24.1% (45) 24.1% (45) 0.70 187
Sharing technology/IT staff (webmaster, programmer, etc.) with other organizations
1.6% (3) 1.6% (3) 29.9% (56) 34.8% (65) 32.1% (60) 0.94 187
Sharing administrative staff with other organizations
2.7% (5) 8.6% (16) 36.4% (68) 36.4% (68) 16.0% (30) 0.55 187
Sharing program staff with other organizations
7.0% (13) 15.0% (28) 38.0% (71) 33.2% (62) 7.0% (13) 0.18 187
Coordinating event/program calendars with other organizations
1.1% (2) 1.6% (3) 38.0% (71) 42.2% (79) 17.1% (32) 0.73 187
Developing programs jointly with other organizations
1.6% (3) 4.3% (8) 21.9% (41) 40.6% (76) 31.6% (59) 0.96 187
Prioritizing earned revenue opportunities over fundraising and grantwriting
10.2% (19) 9.1% (17) 46.5% (87) 22.5% (42) 11.8% (22) 0.17 187
 Additional suggestions (optional) 35
28. Would any of the following people be interested in roundtable discussions to explore individual and joint strategies during the economic downturn (mark all who apply)?
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Executive director / CEO
60.6% 106
COO / CFO
9.1% 16
Other executive or administrative staff
12.0% 21
Board members
39.4% 69
Development / fundraising staff
13.7% 24
Financial / accounting staff
3.4% 6
Program staff
14.3% 25
Key volunteers / lay leaders
17.1% 30
No, thanks
22.9% 40
 What topics would you like to discuss? 35
29. Is your organization affiliated with any of the following? (Please mark all that apply.)
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skipped question
112
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Ashoka
2.5% 3
S3K Jewish Emergent Initiative
10.2% 12
Joshua Venture
5.1% 6
Echoing Green
  0.0% 0
ROI 120
11.9% 14
REBOOT
9.3% 11
Jumpstart
10.2% 12
UpStart Bay Area
6.8% 8
Bikkurim
13.6% 16
Slingshot
33.1% 39
Mechon Hadar / Minyan Project
17.8% 21
PresenTense
6.8% 8
Professional Leaders Project
15.3% 18
Selah Leadership Network
11.0% 13
Your local nonprofit support center
16.1% 19
Your state or regional association of nonprofits
15.3% 18
 
Other (please specify)
18.6% 22
30. If you could tell other leaders of new nonprofits one way you all could be helpful to one another, what would you suggest?
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skipped question 141
  Response
Count
open-ended; not displayed
89
31. If you could tell funders one way they could be helpful (other than through increased direct funding), what would you suggest?
  answered question 99
skipped question
131
  Response
Count
open-ended; not displayed
99
32. Finally, one question about you. Which of the following best describes your role in the organization for which you've just taken this survey?
  answered question 187
skipped question
43
  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Executive director / CEO
64.7% 121
COO / CFO
2.7% 5
Other executive or administrative staff
4.3% 8
Board chair
9.1% 17
Board member
6.4% 12
Development / fundraising director
1.1% 2
Other development or fundraising staff
  0.0% 0
Financial officer / accounting director
1.1% 2
Other accounting staff
  0.0% 0
Program director
8.0% 15
Other program staff
  0.0% 0
Outside consultant
  0.0% 0
Other volunteer or alumnus/a
2.7% 5