Member Survey 2021

Our member survey is now complete. 153 out of 816 individuals responded to our survey for an 18.8% response rate. The survey was sent to current members, lapsed members, and foundation leadership. Many thanks to all who participated.

Members said they found this most valuable in their membership:

70% Trainings/workshops

56% Grantseeker tools (like GrantStation)

48% Improving alliances/partnerships

44% Sample policies

40% Networking

39% Annual Summit

39% Jobs Board

35% Standards for Excellence®


Do our members want the Annual Nonprofit Summit to return?

76% said the annual summit is important, and 81% said it was important to rotate it around the state.


What would provide added value in a membership?

71% would use/watch Nonprofit 101 videos, 66% of respondents' staff members would use/watch them, and 39% of respondents' board members would use/watch them.

88% of respondents agreed that nonprofit news/media focused on Alabama is important to them, and 71% said articles and inspiring case studies on nonprofit governance, strategy, and administration should be included.


What are the top 5 professional services our members need help identifying?

54% Marketing & Communications

47% Leadership Development

42% Fundraising

38% HR

32% IT

We are grateful for your time in responding to the survey. If you missed the opportunity, please contact Danielle Dunbar with your feedback or Carla Smotherman who can provide you with a link to take the survey. Our office number is (205) 726-4712.