Linking Budget to Strategy in Local Government Survey
You are invited to participate in ClearPoint Strategy's survey on Linking Budget to Strategy in Local Government. In this survey, you will be asked to complete a survey that asks questions about your strategy and budget processes, and how COVID-19 may have affected these processes. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

While optional, we suggest reading ClearPoint Strategy's Linking Budget to Strategy in Local Government whitepaper as it may help with various definitions used throughout the survey.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. It is very important for us to learn your opinions. For completing the survey, you will be entered in a drawing for one of 25 $10 Amazon gift cards.

Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. Thank you very much for your time and support!
Strategy
Please answer the following 5 questions on your strategy execution process.
Do you have a strategic plan that includes goals with measures and/or projects linked to them? *
Please add the years of your strategic plan in the comment section [like 2018-2023].
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How frequently do you report on your strategic plan internally? *
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How often do you report on the progress of your strategic plan to your residents or others outside of your organization? *
Which of the following is true? Check all that apply. *
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How would you describe the structure of your strategic plan? *
If selecting other, please describe.
Budgets
Please answer the following 5 questions on your budget processes.
Which most closely describes your standard budgeting process? *
If selecting other, please describe. Definitions provided below.
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How often do departments get an update on their budget and spending? *
If other, please describe.
How is your budget linked to your written strategic plan? *
Before COVID-19, how often did you adjust a department budget? *
Finish this sentence: Our organization is driven by... *
If selecting other, please describe.
Current Events
Please answer the following questions on how current events have affected your strategy and budget process.
How much of an annual budget shortfall are you expecting across your current and next year’s budget that could be attributed to COVID-19? *
How did you (or do you plan to) make up this gap? *
Choose the option that is closest to your approach. If you use a combination of approaches, please select all that apply.
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How much time did you have to prepare for your next annual budget based on COVID-19 impact? *
How has COVID-19 affected long term thinking? *
Check all that apply. If other, please describe.
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How quickly do current events affect your strategy and budget process? *
Check all that apply. In other, please describe.
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About You
Please answer the following questions providing information about your organization.
Do you work for a:
If other, please describe.
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Please tell us your organization name. *
We will only be publishing this information with aggregated results. We need your organization name to avoid duplicate data from multiple people in the same organization filling out this survey.
How many residents does your local government serve?
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