In order to facilitate ongoing and “real-time” learning, we request that each sustained collaboration complete this survey two years after implementation of a strategic restructuring agreement. Data will only be shared in aggregate.

Our intention is to create a learning process that seeks your input while respecting your time. The purpose of the survey is to help us evaluate the impact of the initiative. The survey is NOT an assessment of your organization--the focus is on learning about the NSI process in general in order to improve future NSI efforts.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Carrie Harlow at carrie@nsifund.org. Thank you in advance for your time, participation and valuable feedback!

The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

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* 1. What is the name of your organization?

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* 2. Have you completed your strategic restructuring agreement implementation?

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* 3. How long did it take?

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* 4. Regardless of completion, was the strategic restructuring implementation time longer than expected, shorter than expected, or about what was expected?

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* 5. Identify the option that best describes the type of strategic restructuring process undertaken.

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* 7. If you selected "unknown or not classified" above, please describe your primary field of work:

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* 8. To what extent do you agree with the following statements:

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly agree Don't know or N/A
Reflecting on my implementation experience as a whole, I consider my strategic restructuring agreement successful
In hindsight, I would enter into a strategic restructuring process again
I have achieved my strategic restructuring goals
I would recommend exploring a strategic restructuring agreement to another nonprofit organization
I am more likely to pursue additional partnerships in the future than before the strategic restructuring process

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* 9. If you disagreed with any of the above statements, please elaborate:

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* 10. How has the strategic restructuring agreement impacted your organizational chart and staff positions? (Please select all that apply)

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* 11. How would you characterize your organization's overall financial health?

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* 12. Reflecting on your implementation experience as a whole, how, if at all, do you perceive your organization's strategic restructuring agreement to have impacted your internal operations?

  Very negative impact Negative impact Neutral/no impact Positive impact Very positive impact Don't know/not applicable
Operating/administrative costs
Talent recruitment/retention (board and staff)
Expertise or knowledge (operations, administrative, or programmatic)
Brand and/or reputation
Financial health
Fundraising ability
Other (please list below)

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* 13. If you answered "other," please list other impacts to internal operations:

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* 14. Reflecting on your implementation experience as a whole, how, if at all, do you perceive your organization's strategic restructuring agreement to have impacted your community?

  Very negative impact Negative impact Neutral/no impact Positive impact Very positive impact Don't know/not applicable
Program range/scope (i.e. types of programs offered or numbers served)
Geographic scope of services (i.e. number of communities you serve)
Programmatic outcomes (i.e. results for those you serve)
Other (please list below)

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* 15. Please identify any challenges this strategic restructuring process presented. Select up to three (3).

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* 16. Is there any further information you wish to share if you experienced a positive impact on your internal operations or community due to your strategic restructuring agreement?

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* 17. Is there any further information you wish to share if you experienced a negative impact on your internal operations or community due to your strategic restructuring agreement?

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* 18. NSI’s long-term goal is for Los Angeles’ nonprofit ecosystem to view strategic partnerships (any formal, long-term partnership, from jointly managed programs, shared administrative services to mergers and acquisitions) as tools to promote organizational efficiency, efficacy and sustainability.

In your opinion, to what extent do the stakeholder groups below agree that NSI has achieved its long term goal.

  Completely Agree Somewhat Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Somewhat Disagree Don't Know
Operational staff at your organization
Senior leadership staff at your organization
Board members at your organization
Los Angeles funders, as a whole
My industry, in general
Los Angeles non-profit ecosystem, in general

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