Introduction

LISC Buffalo is developing a three-year strategic plan. We are seeking your input to inform and shape our strategic priorities. We have retained Kenneth A Rogers, our strategic planning consultant, to conduct the survey and analyze results. Your responses will be completely anonymous. Your candor, honesty and thoughtfulness in completing the survey is appreciated.
Thank you for participating in our survey

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* 1. In the past five years have you worked with LISC Buffalo on any type of community benefit project?

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* 2. If you answered yes to Question 1, please tell us what types of partnerships you were involved in. Check all that apply. Note: Funding partner does not refer to direct funding of LISC Buffalo.

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* 3. Listed below are a series of program areas with which LISC Buffalo has been involved in the past or could be involved in the future. For each, please provide your informed opinion of the level of importance of LISC involvement in the future.

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important Extremely or most important
Healthy, affordable housing
Neighborhood revitalization/creative placemaking
Individual financial capacity/wealth building
Talent development/Financial Opportunity Centers
Inclusive entrepreneurship/Small business lending
Population health/Social determinants of health
Community safety and justice
Recreation, parks and sports
Public policy and advocacy
Vacant land disposition
Government organizational innovation
Organizational capacity-building
Energy/sustainability
Racial equity

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* 4. LISC Buffalo can choose to fund/support programs that touch on a broad spectrum of populations and neighborhoods, or it can choose to concentrate on a narrower group of higher need/potential neighborhoods. Which would you prefer to see as the strategic direction of a more impactful LISC Buffalo?

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* 5. LISC programming addresses four priority "lanes". Please rank order the importance of these four areas based on your community perspective.

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* 6. Identify the top 3 areas where you would like to see LISC Buffalo increase its knowledge and performance. Check three boxes only.

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* 7. How familiar are you with each of the following LISC program and service offerings/supports?

  Unfamiliar Somewhat familiar Familiar Very familiar Have used/experienced
Healthy, affordable housing support
Economic development including: commercial corridor; small business lending; wealth-building
Building sustainable communities (health, safety, education, food, etc.)
Public policy and advocacy

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* 8. What are the TOP FIVE challenges facing our communities? Check five boxes only.

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* 9. Please provide any other comments or perspectives that might help LISC Buffalo to determine its priorities.

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