Managing in a Downturn Survey

PricewaterhouseCoopers is running a survey in partnership with the Fundraising Institute of Australia and the Centre for Social Impact to assess the effect of the economic downturn on Australian charities and nonprofit organisations. It is the only comprehensive research in Australia that will capture how charities and nonprofit organisations are coping with the economic downturn.

A similar survey(PDF link) was run in the UK in November 2008 and this has been useful in informing the decisions policy makers and charities must make to ensure their organisation and nonprofit sector is buffered from the economic downturn if income streams dry up and the demand for services rises.  In Australia, early indications are that charities are anticipating a drop in their donations and have begun to reduce the number of services offered.

The survey will close on Monday 11 May 2009. Click here for the survey or access via: https://secure2.au.pwc.com/surveynet/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=7lKJnp2

The survey has already been distributed on a number of websites and through the FIA. If your organisation has already completed the survey please ignore this post. If not, we would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete the survey before the deadline. The findings of the survey will only be as good as the quality and depth of the input so we are dependent on the sector’s cooperation to generate meaningful results.

We encourage all our not-for-profit readers in Australia to contribute to this survey and help the gathering of some good Australian data on the effects of the current crisis!

Apr. 30, 2009

 Tags: research & information, global financial crisis, general

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