During this difficult time, United Way of Rhode Island wants to better understand the effect COVID-19 is having on Rhode Island's nonprofits and the communities they serve. We'd also like to hear suggestions on how we can best support your organizations in the coming months. 

While your feedback is important - so is your privacy. To protect your confidentiality, United Way will use data that consists of an average of responses. If we do decide to share a story, we will withhold the names of individuals and organizations, as well as any identifiable details.

Over the past month, we've seen Rhode Islanders come together like never before. We will get through this crisis, but we must continue being there for one another. Please, take a few moments to complete this brief survey and help United Way be there for you.

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* 1. What Rhode Island nonprofit do you work for?

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* 2. Where is your organization located?

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* 3. Which target population do you primarily serve?

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* 4. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has your organization experienced or is it experiencing any of the following? (Please check all that apply)

  Yes, this has or is happening No, but I expect this to happen No, and I don't expect this to happen Don't know/NA
Moved to a virtual working environment at one or more location(s) or facility(ies)
Shifted staff from other services or projects to COVID-19 management efforts
Halted or delayed some services or projects
Added new services or projects to focus on a COVID-19 response
Reduced staff levels (e.g. conducted layoffs)
Re-allocated  funding from existing services or projects to focus on a COVID-19 response
Tapped into reserves (e.g. rainy day fund, board designated reserves)
Experienced an increase in demand for your programs and services
Experienced a decrease in demand for your programs and services
Experienced a decrease in earned revenue (e.g. fee for service, contracts)
Experienced a decrease in contributed revenue (e.g. foundation grants, individual donations)
Experienced reduced capacity (e.g. staff or volunteer absences)

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* 5. As a result of COVID-19, what are the biggest challenges facing your organization or those you serve?

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* 6. What are your funders doing to support your organization's efforts to respond to the impact of COVID-19?

  Yes No
Converting restricted grant to unrestricted funding
Accelerating payment schedules on grant(s)
Increasing size of current grant(s)
Providing supplemental grant(s)
Extending the timeframe of current grant(s) without penalty
Allowing goals of current grant(s) to shift
Waiving or making reporting deadlines flexible
Communicating one-on-one with you about the effect of COVID-19 on your organization
Providing helpful information about their responses to COVID-19

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* 7. Please describe how United Way of Rhode Island can best support your organization and those you serve in the coming weeks and months.

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* 8. Do any of the following characteristics describe your experience of the United Way of Rhode Island's response to COVID-19?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree NA
Is clear
Is rapid enough to allow the continuation of our most important work
Addresses ways in which this crisis can disproportionately affect historically vulnerable or marginalized populations
Allows my organization to address the needs of those who are at greater risk as a result of COVID-19
Communicates a willingness to hear from my organization

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* 9. United Way of Rhode Island would like to understand which nonprofits in the state are experiencing the greatest financial risk in the wake of COVID-19.

Please estimate the number of months you could continue operating with existing revenue streams without severe disruption to your operating model and ability to deliver your programs in the future (such as layoffs or closing).

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* 10. What is your estimated current financial loss?

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* 11. What is your estimated projected financial loss?

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* 12. What is your organization's key area of work?

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* 13. Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

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