Huron-Perth Nonprofit and Charity Covid-19 Survey
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Our goal is to not only build resiliency amongst nonprofit and charities in Huron Perth but to thrive in response to COVID-19. 

If you would like to have more information, please reach out to the Social Research and Planning Council by contacting alangis@perthhuron.unitedway.ca or 519-271-7730.

Please note that the survey will close on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
 
ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION
 
1.

Name of Organization 

 

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Required 2.
Physical location of organization (if multiple location, please choose main location)
Township of North Huron
Municipality of South Huron
Municipality of Bluewater
Municipality of Morris Turnberry
Town of Goderich
Township of Howick
Township of Ashfield Colborne Wawanosh
Municipality of Central Huron
Municipality of Huron East
City of Stratford
Town of St.Marys
Township of Perth East
Municipality of West Perth
Municipality of North Perth
Township of Perth South
Other  
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Identify your service area.  (Please check all that apply)
Township of North Huron
Municipality of South Huron
Municipality of Morris Turnberry
Town of Goderich
Township of Howick
Township of Ashfield Colborne Wawanosh
Municipality of Central Huron
Municipality of Huron East
Municipality of Bluewater
Town of St.Marys
Township of Perth East
Municipality of West Perth
Municipality of North Perth
Township of Perth South
City of Stratford
Other  
Required 4.

Your position or title  

Executive Director
Program Director
Manager
Administration
Other  
Required 5.

Which do you most identify with? 

Female
Male
Transgender
Other
Prefer not to answer
Required 6.

What is your organization's sub-sector? (Check all that apply)

Housing Support/ Homeless Shelter
Income/ Employment Support
Arts and Culture
Environment
Community Health (physical/ medical)
Community Legal Clinic/ Community Justice
Child and Youth Programming
Recreation/ Sports
Food Security/ Food Bank
Literacy/ Educational Services
Developmental Services
Newcomers/ Immigrant Servcies
Ability/ Disability Services
Senior Services
Community Health (mental health and addiction)
Religious/ Faith Community
Other  
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 How many Full Time Employees (FTEs) are employed by your organization?

1 - 5 employees
6 - 10 employees
11 - 20 employees
21 - 50 employees
51+ employees
Other  
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Which would staff most identify as?
 10 or more N/A 
Female
Male
Transgender
Other
Prefer not to answer
Required 9.

How many clients did your organization serve in 2019?

Under 25
Between 26 - 50
Between 51 - 100
Between 101 - 200
Between 200 - 500
Over 501
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What is your operating budget for 2020?

Under $10,000
Between $10,000 and $49,999
Between $50,000 and $99,999
Between $100,000 and $499,999
Between $500,000 and $999,999
Over $1,000,000
Other  
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What are your sources of income? 

 N/A 1-10% 11-19% 20- 29% 30 - 39% 40 - 49% 50 - 59% 60 - 69% 70 - 79% 80 - 89% 90 - 100% 
Federal Government Funding (Grants or Operating)
Provincial Government Funding (Grants or Operating)
Municipal Government Funding (Grants or Operating)
Fee for Service, Dues, etc.
Event Fundraising
Social Enterprise
Service Clubs (Lion, Kinettes, etc)
Individual Donations
United Way
Other
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Required 12.

How has the overall level of demand for your programs/ services changed due to the pandemic?

Increased Significantly
Increased Modestly
Remained About The Same
Decreased Modestly
Decreased Significantly
Other  
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Is your nonprofit/ charity staying open and operating? Check the one that best applies.

Yes, we are remaining open
Yes, we are open but have changed our operations
No, we are closed and not operating
Other  
YOUR ORGANIZATION'S EXPERIENCE IN THE PANDEMIC
 
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Prior to this experience, did your organization have a crisis response plan?

Yes
No
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Was your organization's crisis response plan adequate for the current crisis?

Yes
No
Other  
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How was your organization prepared for this crisis? 
 True Somewhat True Somewhat False False Not Applicable 
Our work can be done remotely.
We have the technology required to do our work.
Our staff is trained to use remote technology.
Our staff is skilled at using remote technology.
We have Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in storage that we were able to access.
We already had policies/ procedures/ processes developed for crisis.
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What concerns, if any, have been voiced by employees? (Check all that apply)

Their employment has been impacted (reduction in hours, change in job description, etc)
Balancing working from home with family responsibilities.
Familiarity/comfort with working remotely
Familiarity/comfort with technology used
Mental health/stress associated with the pandemic
Possible exposure to COVID 19 individuals due to nature of work or working onsite
Inability to work/complete work due to logistical issues (i.e. inability to access paper files, no printer at home)
Inability to meet increased demand for services from community members
Disruptions to programs and services
Availability of Personal Protective Equipment
Other  
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Which of the following has your organization experienced/ implemented?(Check all that apply)

Reduction in work hours for paid staff
Layoffs of paid staff members
Difficulty making use of volunteers (due to changes in working conditions, activities, etc.)
Reduced availability of volunteers
Difficulty providing supports for staff/volunteers to work remotely
Difficulty providing personal protective equipment for staff / volunteers
Reductions volunteer working hours
Other  
Required 19.

What are some of the organizational changes you needed to make because of the pandemic? (Check all that apply)

We had to decrease our staff numbers
We had to increase our staff numbers
We had the technology but we had to figure out how staff would work remotely
We had to purchase technology so our staff could work remotely
We had to draft organizational policies to support the changes we made
We had to change our service hours or location
We had to implement a screening process
We've made little or no change to how we work
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FINANCIAL CAPACITY
These set of questions are designed to help us understand what, if any, impact the pandemic has had on your organizational finances.
 
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Has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your organizational finances?

Yes
No
Don't know/ too soon to tell
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If existing revenue and expenditure trends continue, how long will your organization be able to operate at current levels?

1 to 2 months
3 to 6 months
6 to 12 months
Longer than 12 months
Indefinitely
Required 22.

If future revenue and expenditure trends develop according to your expectations, how long will your organization be able to operate at current levels?

1 to 2 months
3 to 6 months
6 to 12 months
Longer than 12 months
Indefinitely
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What is/ are the financial impact(s) of the crisis on your organization? (Check all that apply):

Reduction in revenue from funding sources (funders, donors, etc)
Unexpected costs not covered in previously planned 2020 budget
Reduction in revenue from fundraising events (event cancellations, space rentals, social entreprises, etc.)
Low financial reserve
Increased cost of goods and services
Other  
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What, if any, are your concerns about your organization's financial future?
 Immediate Long-Term Both Not A Concern  
I have no concerns about my organization's future.  
Shifts in funding priorities will result in a reduction of funds for our work.  
Our financial reserves are inadequate.  
Depending on the length of the current crisis, we may be unable to sustain costs associated with working remotely (i.e. paying for video conferencing technology and a building space not being used, etc).  
We will not be able to pay all or some of our employees.  
We will have to close down/ file for bankruptcy/ close our doors.  
We will be unable to financially recover.  
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Will the financial impact caused by the pandemic restrict your ability to provide services? 

Yes
No
Don't know/ too soon to tell
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Required 26.

The recently announced Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program provides wage subsidies of up to 75% per employee for nonprofit/charities demonstrating significant decreases in revenue (decreases are based on comparison with either the same month in 2019 or the average of January/February 2020 revenues). They must be at least 15% for the period March 15 - April 11 and 30% for the periods April 12 - May 9 and May 10 - June 6). Does your organization currently meet the criteria? 

Yes
No
Maybe
Don't Know
Not Applicable (no paid staff, etc)
LONG TERM ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY
 
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What are your long term concerns for your organization's capacity? 

 Very Concerned Concerned Neutral Unconcerned N/A Very Unconcerned 
The financial repercussions of the pandemic will continue to impact our organization.
Our clients will not receive the same level of service from our organization.
Our clients will not be able to recover financially.
Our clients will not be able to sustain their housing or employment due to the pandemic.
Our clients will have limited access to other vital/necessary supports.
We may lose some of our clients due to the pandemic.
Our programs and services will need to be re-developed or will no longer be needed.
We will be unable to meet the demand for our services.
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How confident are you that your organization will be able to recover and return to the level of service provision before the crisis?

Extremely Confident
Very Confident
Somewhat Confident
Not So Confident
Not At All Confident
Required 29.

What potential positive developments, if any, do you hope will arise for your organization from this crisis? (Check all that apply)

Increase in collaboration and service planning
New or enhanced partnerships
Additional or new funding streams developed
Positive shift in work culture (more working from home, staff with new skill sets, or staff better trained at remote technology)
Positive shift in service delivery or program development
Organizational policy/policies developed
We are able to recover and return to the way we were before the pandemic
Other  
SUPPORTS AND RESOURCES
 
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What are some of the gaps in resources, supports, etc that need to be addressed? (examples: technology, training, operational funding, leadership, etc)
 

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Share how you been innovative in your services, staffing, organization, operations, etc? 

 

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Required 32.
What are some ways we can support each other as a sector?
 

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Required 33.

If the Social Research and Planning Council/ United Way Perth-Huron could assist the work of the nonprofit and charitable sector what are the key areas of importance? Please rank the list below 1 is the most important to 6 the least important


(1 = Most Important)
 
Training
Funding
Advocacy
Leadership
Volunteers
Technology
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