Overview

Thank you for participating in the 2017 Foundation Benefits Survey! Time and again, members tell us that the New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report is one of the most important and effective tools for our field--and your participation in this survey is essential to producing this extraordinary benchmarking resource.

As a survey participant you will be provided with a summary of the results. Survey results will be presented in aggregate to protect the confidentiality of data submitted from individual organizations.

Below is a Q&A to help you get started. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Sancton at jennifersancton@cnjg.org or 732.539.5904.
What is the New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report?
Developed exclusively for CNJG members, the New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report presents comprehensive benefits data specific to New Jersey's grantmaking community, alongside data from the Council on Foundations' annual salary survey. The last report, produced in 2014, can be found at www.cnjg.org.

Given increased scrutiny in the areas of compensation and benefits, the need to benchmark this information within the field has become even more important. The 2017 New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report will make available critical information needed to determine fair compensation and benefits in the state across multiple organizational levels.

Who is eligible to participate in this survey?
To be eligible to participate in the survey, your organization must have at least one PAID (full-time or part-time) employee. The beginning of the survey will help respondents determine if they are eligible to participate. Even if you are NOT eligible to participate, please complete the first three questions of the survey. You will then be directed to the last page of the survey where you will be asked to submit your data.

When does the survey need to be completed?
The deadline for submitting completed surveys is Friday, March 17, 2017.

I'm not the right person to complete this survey, can I email it to someone else to complete?
You may forward the email that contains the survey link to someone else. The recipient will be able to click on the survey link to access the survey.

How do I enter my information to the survey?
The survey has been developed using an online tool so that you may enter all of your data online. The prompts at the bottom of each page guide you as you enter your information.

For which year/time period should I provide compensation and benefits data?
The 2017 New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report will be based on benefits and compensation data for the 2017 calendar year. Please complete the survey questions by indicating the benefits that your organization is currently offering to employees in 2017.

Why are some of the survey questions redundant?
Every effort has been made to reduce the redundancy of questions in the survey this year. However, respondents will continue to notice some (minimal) repetition. This was done intentionally, so that respondents will automatically skip survey sections that are not applicable to their organization.
Help! The way that this question is structured is difficult (or impossible) for me to answer.
We understand organizations provide different kinds of benefits and have developed novel benefit packages. And, often, benefit packages differ within an organization. Please complete the survey questions by indicating the benefits that are offered to the majority of employees in your organization, and please use the comment boxes after some of the questions and at the end of the survey to further explain/clarify your responses. Please also note that, while many questions are required, some questions in the survey are optional and can be skipped.

I'd rather complete the survey by hand - can I get a paper copy?
If you would like to obtain a paper copy of the survey, please contact Jennifer Sancton at jennifersancton@cnjg.org or 732.539.5904.

Once I've started the survey, can I save it and complete it another time?
You may leave the survey at any time by clicking on "Exit this survey" on the upper right hand corner of the page.

Note: if you have just entered a page of data, proceed to the next page before you exit otherwise the data just entered for the current page will not be saved. To reopen the survey, click on the link in the survey email that was sent to you.

Once I've completed the survey, how do I submit my input?
To submit your input, go to the last page of the survey and click on "Submit Survey." Your input will automatically be submitted.

I clicked on "Submit Survey," but I wasn't finished completing the survey - what should I do?
To make changes in a survey that has already been submitted, please contact Jennifer Sancton at jennifersancton@cnjg.org or 732.539.5904. It will be possible for you to make changes to your survey input until the survey is officially closed on Friday, March 17, 2017.

What topics will be covered?
Following are the topics that will be covered in the survey:

- Survey Eligibility
- Organization Information
- Employment
- Leave Benefits
- Insurance Benefits
- Retirement
- Retiree Benefits
- Other Benefits
- Benefits Cost

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please contact Jennifer Sancton with any questions you may have. She can be reached at jennifersancton@cnjg.org or 732.539.5904.
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