Explanation of Research

Dear Non-Profit Leader:

We are conducting research on dispositions of non-profit leaders, which hopefully will provide a deeper understanding of non-profit leadership, as well as provide valuable strategies for improving the training and development future leaders.

You are invited to complete this online survey, which will require approximately 15-20 minutes of your time. Your participation would greatly contribute to this study! Completing this survey is indication that you understand the study and give consent.

Please note that participating in this study is completely voluntary, and all data collected for the purpose of this study will remain confidential.  If you do not wish to complete the survey, simply close your browser. If you do choose to complete this survey, you do not have to answer any questions that you prefer not to answer.  Also, if at any point you wish to discontinue completing the survey you may do so at any time. 

If you have any questions about the study please contact Janet R. DeSimone at 718.960.4993 or janet.desimone@lehman.cuny.edu or Laura A. Roberts at 718.960.8119 or laura.roberts@lehman.cuny.edu. If you have questions about the study’s approval, please contact Zoltan Boka at or 718.960.5842 or zoltan.boka@lehman.cuny.edu.

Thank you for taking time to answer all of the questions. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Eligibility Review: Before beginning this survey, please be sure to review the criteria listed below to determine if you are eligible to participate in the study.  Please be sure that:
1) you currently are working in an executive director (or higher) position;
2) you work for a private nonprofit organization in New York State (can receive government/state/local funding, but you are classified as private);
3) the nonprofit is from the human services sector; and
4) the nonprofit has been in existence for at least five years.

If any of the above do not apply, then please do not continue with this survey, but we do thank you for taking time out to assist us!