Thanks to all of you who completed Foundation Center Northeast-Washington, DC's annual survey. The results provide a valuable snapshot of the community we serve.
How do you match up with our latest "survey selfie?"
Who's visiting us?
Most of our visitors are executives or mid-level staff.
Why are they visiting us?
Most of our visitors attend classes and special programs.
How frequently do visitors come in person and why?
Most of our visitors visit us 2-5 times per year to conduct research or attend a class or special program.
What is the gender and age of the survey takers?
Most individuals responding to the survey are female between ages 25-34.
Here's what you told us:
- Through the skills and knowledge gained from attending various Foundation Center training's, we have successfully built relationships with three foundations - from a starting point of zero.
- Foundation Directory Online is our most useful tool. Being able to search for funding by interest area has helped us uncover new prospective funders to reach our annual fundraising goal of over $20MM.
- ...Foundation Center has been indispensable in teaching valuable aspects of best practices in several areas of governance, grantseeking, program planning, volunteerism as well as networking - providing opportunities to meet and network with other non profits!
- When I was getting started in grant writing many years ago, I was doing it on a shoestring! I attended every possible class at the Foundation Center-DC and I credit them with the start to my successful career.
Thanks again for taking our survey. We appreciate the feedback! We'll be back for another close-up next year.
JANICE ROSENBERG is Washington, DC Lead at Foundation Center. She participates in Foundation Center's online librarian initiative and is responsible for DC's e-newsletter. She also provides reference services and handles collection development for the library.