Staffing the Mission survey
Thanks for helping us learn more about compensation and equity at nonprofit employers.
Your name and email address (will be kept confidential)
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Job Title / Role (e.g. programs manager, community organizer, board member, intern, community member) *
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Organization Name: (Your organization's name will not be shared unless you give specific permission to share stories in that way.) *
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1. Which best describes your organization?
2. Which best describes your organization's primary area of operations? *
3. What is your organization's annual budget?
4. How many employees are part of your organization? (This includes full time and part time employees, but not contractors.) *
5. How many contractors did your organization hire this past year? (including short- and long-term contractors, whether full- or part-time) *
5.a) Comments on what you hired contractors for
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6. What reasoning, standards or benchmarks does your organization use to set wage and salary policies? (Check all that apply) *
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6.a) For each wage-setting standard you checked above, how fair or unfair do you think it is? (Unfair, Neutral, Fair, Very Fair)
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7. Overall, how FAIR or UNFAIR do you find each aspect of your organization's wage and salary practices to be?
Very unfair
Unfair
Neutral
Fair
Very fair
I don't know
Transparency
Decision-making
Diversity
Rationale for pay policy
Annual raises
Annual bonuses
7.a) Rationale for your answers to the last question
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8. When your organization hires contractors, are they paid more or less than employees in the organization would be for doing similar work?
9. How FAIR or UNFAIR do you find the organization's practices around contractor pay are?
9.a) In what ways do you find your organization's practices around contractor pay to be fair or unfair?
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10. Overall, how FAIR or UNFAIR do you think your organization's wage and salary practices are to people who are marginalized in terms of race, gender, class background, etc?
Very unfair
Unfair
Neutral
Fair
Very fair
Race
Gender
Class background
Sexual orientation
Nationality
Disability
Age
Other
11. How do your organization's wage and salary practices support fairness? What specific examples can you share, perhaps inspired by the questions above, or perhaps unrelated?
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12. How might your organization's wage and salary practices sometimes get in the way of fairness? What specific examples can you share, perhaps inspired by the questions above or perhaps unrelated?
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13. Overall, how FAIR or UNFAIR do you find each aspect of your organization's hiring practices to be?
Very unfair
Unfair
Neutral
Fair
Very fair
Transparency
Publicity
Flexibility
Diversity
Qualifications
Decision-making
14. Overall, how FAIR or UNFAIR do you think your organization's hiring practices are to people who are marginalized in terms of race, gender, class background, etc?
Very unfair
Unfair
Neutral
Fair
Very fair
Race
Gender
Class background
Sexual orientation
Nationality
Disability
Age
15. How do your organization's hiring practices support fairness? What specific examples can you share, perhaps inspired by the questions above or perhaps unrelated?
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16. How might your organization's hiring practices sometimes get in the way of fairness? What specific examples can you share, perhaps inspired by the questions above or perhaps unrelated?
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17. Overall, how FAIR or UNFAIR do you find each aspect of your organization's benefits policies and practices to be?
Very unfair
Unfair
Neutral
Fair
Very fair
Benefits offered
Eligibility for benefits
Match to need
Decision Making
18. Overall, how FAIR or UNFAIR do you think your organization's benefits policies and practices are to people who are marginalized in terms of race, gender, class background, etc?
Very unfair
Unfair
Neutral
Fair
Very fair
Race
Gender
Class background
Nationality
Disability
Age
19. How do your organization's benefits policies and practices promote fairness? What specific examples can you share, perhaps inspired by the questions above or perhaps unrelated?
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20. How might your organization's benefits policies and practices sometimes get in the way of fairness? What specific examples can you share, perhaps inspired by the questions above or perhaps unrelated?
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21. Whose input is sought about important decisions within the organization, for each category of decision below?
Board members
Executive management
Program or department managers
Non-management staff members
Constituents (clients, customers, etc)
Funders / Investors
Organizational budget
Program or department budgets
Wages and salaries
Benefits
Hiring
Long-term planning
Day-to-day operations
Staff training priorities
Organizational culture (e.g. norms, dress codes, meeting formats)
22. Who has final decision making power about important decisions within the organization, for each category of decision below?
Board members
Executive management
Program or Department Managers
Non-Management Staff Members
Constituents (Clients, customers, etc.)
Funders/Investors
Organizational budget
Program or department budgets
Wages and salaries
Benefits
Hiring
Long-term planning
Day-to-day operations
Staff training priorities
Organizational culture (e.g. norms, dress codes, meeting formats)
23. Overall, how FAIR or UNFAIR do you think your organization's decision making practices are to people who are marginalized in terms of race, gender, class background, etc?
Very unfair
Unfair
Neutral
Fair
Very fair
Race
Gender
Class Background
Nationality
Disability
Age
24. How do your organization's decision-making practices promote fairness? What specific examples can you share, perhaps inspired by the questions above or perhaps unrelated?
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25. How might your organization's decision-making practices sometimes get in the way of fairness? What specific examples can you share, perhaps inspired by the questions above or perhaps unrelated?
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26. Success Stories: Is there anything else you want to tell us about how your organization supports fairness internally, in terms of pay and/or decision making? What is working for you?
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27. Missing the Mark: Is there anything else you want to tell us about how your organization fails to support fairness internally, in terms of pay and/or decision making? What is NOT working for you? What policies and practices that may be well-intentioned are actually having unfair impacts?
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28. Opportunities for Change: What could your organization do differently to further support fairness internally, in terms of pay and/or decision making?
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29. Are any of the staff in a union? If not, has anyone in your organization ever considered unionizing? Why or why not?
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30. Wish List: What do you want to learn from other organizations about how to better support fairness in pay and decision making in your organization? What challenges do you need solutions for? What support do you need?
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31. Permissions: Staffing the Mission will share responses to closed questions (check boxes, sliders, drop down menus) only in the aggregate - no individual responses will be shared. How may we use your responses to open-ended questions?
32. Referrals: Who else should we be talking to? Please list any people or organizations you know of that are working on internal equity in terms of compensation and/or decision-making, who might be interested in participating in the survey or other parts of the Staffing the Mission project. Please include contact info if possible.
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33. Feedback: Thank you so much for being a survey participant! Please tell us how this was for you. Were there any questions that were confusing to answer? Anything we should have asked but didn't? Anything we could have left out?
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