Our friends at the Center for Non-Profits are asking all New Jersey non-profits to help complete two very important surveys by February 14 and 15 respectively, which is just a few days away. This is for all New Jersey non-profits, not just Dodge grantees:
Center for Non-Profits 2011 Annual New Jersey Non-Profit Issues and Trends Survey
As part of our ongoing work to serve and advocate for the non-profit community, the Center for Non-Profits is conducting its 11th Annual New Jersey Non-Profit Sector Issues and Trends Survey.
This initiative is an important way for us to gather and communicate information regarding current and emerging trends for our state’s non-profits. It has proven invaluable in our work to advocate for sector needs and educate policy makers, funders and the media. It is also central to our efforts to better serve your organization.
Your participation is vital. Your input will help provide a complete and compelling picture of how New Jersey non-profits fared in the previous year, their outlook for 2011 and other trends, challenges and achievements within our sector. The survey results will help strengthen and shape the Center’s advocacy and programmatic priorities, and will be shared broadly with the non-profit community, funders, government and business leaders, media and the public. These findings can also help you in your own planning and advocacy efforts.
The online survey will only take about 15-20 minutes to complete and all individual responses will be kept confidential. Most questions in this survey will ask about your impressions and opinion based on your experiences. However, a few questions ask for basic financial and funding information, much of which you may already know. If you don’t have precise data readily available, a reasonable approximation is fine.
The Center’s survey deadline is February 14, 2011, so please take a moment to respond now.
Nonprofit Finance Fund National Survey
When you’re done filling out the Center’s survey, please take some extra time to complete the national nonprofit survey being conducted by the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) to explore the sector’s specific, real-time financial and management challenges. Although there is some overlap between the two surveys, NFF is tracking economic trends for the sector nationally, and it is important that New Jersey be well represented. NFF’s survey deadline is February 15, 2011.
The small investment of time to complete both surveys can yield huge dividends for the non-profit community now and over the long term.
Thank you for your participation, and please share this message broadly with your non-profit colleagues in New Jersey.