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New opportunity to assess COVID-19 impact

September 23rd, 2020

Following the baseline RESET 2020 National Impact+Need Research Study earlier this year, our partners at The Xfactor Collective have launched the follow-up tracking survey. This second survey, which opens next Monday, is designed to track the evolving impacts of COVID-19 on the social sector.

The insights will be shared with sector leaders, to help them understand how needs are evolving, plus where and what additional support is needed. 

Early indicators from the first survey in May showed that many organisations had only a few months of financial reserves. Some could not deliver their normal services and others were concerned for the wellbeing of staff and volunteers. Is that still the case? Now’s the time to share your view.

All social sector organisations - and their employees, volunteers, committee members and Directors - are invited to have their say.

Philanthropy Australia CEO Sarah Davies said: “In times of rapid change, it is critical that we don’t make assumptions about what is happening on the ground. Grass-roots feedback that comes directly from community experience is so important in building insight and understanding. 

“The RESET 2020 Impact+Need Study was a great opportunity to hear the voices and experiences of smaller charities and NFPs as they adapted and responded to COVID-19. The research helped to amplify their messages and insights and the program has helped connect them with other sector advocacy and initiatives. 

“It’s great to hear that a second survey is going ahead, as it’s important to hear again from the people doing the work across the social sector about how they are continuing to be affected,” she said.

RESET 2020 is an initiative of The Xfactor Collective, made possible thanks to the generous support of The Ruth Watchorn Estate, Theodotus John Sumner Charitable Trust, and the Charles & Jessie Strong Trust through the Equity Trustees Sector Capacity Building Fund, and many social purpose sector leaders.

So, what’s changed since May? Register to participate now to have your say.

The survey is open between 28 September - 18 October 2020.

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