CompSurvey / FAQs



Who should take the survey?

Anyone working for a nonprofit in Southern California can take the Individual survey. The Organization survey can be completed by an HR representative from your organization in Southern California.

Are my responses anonymous?

Yes, all responses are anonymous and will be aggregated to report on trends and themes. Organizational respondents will be asked for org name and contact information only for the purpose of clarifying any questions about data and ensuring only one response per organization.

How long does the survey take?

The individual survey takes about 8 minutes. The organization survey takes about 1 hour for smaller organizations and 3-5 hours for larger ones.

Can I pause and finish the survey later?

Yes, if you go to at least the 2nd survey page you will see an option on the top right corner to save and continue later.

How long do I have to take the survey?

Surveys close on Friday, October 15th, 2021, 11:59 pm PT

What are the benefits of taking the survey?

Your participation in this survey will help advocate for livable wages, professional development, and career advancement for all employees at all nonprofits. Your participation will help nonprofit leaders, board members and funders better understand the perspectives of nonprofit professionals - so that we can all take steps toward a sector that works for everyone!

Are there any additional incentives for completing the survey?

Yes, complete the indivudal survey and you can enter a drawing to win your choice of 1 free CNM Seminar or 1 free resume or Linkedin profile review by Envision. Complete the organization survey and receive a discount on the full report & an invitation to attend the thought-leaders webinar to preview and discuss report findings (Nov).

Are there any incentives for sharing the survey?

Yes, share the individual survey and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card. Share the organization survey and you'll recieve a listing on our website as ambassadors & an entry into a drawing to win a free consultation on how to customize report findings to your HR systems and practices or a free consult on making the case to funders for increased compensation and benefits support. Use hashtag #ENWR2021 to enter.

What does the survey include?

The survey includes at least 65 job titles in the compensation and benefits data for the report, focusing on core positions at all levels across administrative/operations, programs, development, and marketing functions. Collected data includes the size of an organization, issue area and geography; tracking of upward mobility and retention; investment in professional development; demographics, tenure in position and tenure at organization and pay rates for specific positions; and benefits, including but not limited to health/dental/vision insurance, retirement contribution, bonus, PTO/vacation, sabbatical, professional development, student loan repayment, flexible work arrangements, etc.

What will be the impact of this report?

In the short-term, nonprofits can adapt to changes taking place in the hiring market and ensure they have the talent to effectively carry out their missions. In the long-term, by identifying pay and leadership gaps based on race, gender and other demographics, nonprofits can lead positive change in economic and workplace equity in our communities. Choosing to work in the social sector should be met with more reward, not less.

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