Brief Survey to Glean Insights Into Success of Nonprofit Leaders

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Fiscal Management Associates helps Ventureneer distribute survey to better understand the importance of resources and support to nonprofit leaders.

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This survey will help the nonprofit sector understand how today's leaders are changing and gaining what they need as technology continues to influence all forms of communication. The FMA family is looking forward to seeing the results and continuing to adapt our products and services to keep pace with how best to reach today's leaders.

Fiscal Management Associates, a nationally recognized consulting firm serving the nonprofit sector, is supporting Ventureneer.com (online education and peer support) survey to better understand the value and application of nonprofit leaders' resources. FMAs Managing Director, Hilda H. Polanco, in supporting the survey's distribution said, "This survey will help the nonprofit sector understand how today's leaders are changing and gaining what they need as technology continues to influence all forms of communication. The FMA family is looking forward to seeing the results and continuing to adapt our products and services to keep pace with how best to reach today's leaders."

Surveys are an excellent tool to gain insight into a market, but can be time consuming to complete. Knowing how time starved nonprofit leaders can be, the survey was designed to be only nine questions - taking no more than three to five minutes to complete. Questions cover:

  •     Which resources and how often are they used?
  •     How strong an influence do these resources have on an enterprise leader?
  •     What is the impact of these resources on their leadership and organizations?

"For more than 30 years, I've conducted surveys for organization such as The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, MasterCard, Mathew Bender, and the New York City Chapter of NAWBO," says Geri Stengel, President of Ventureneer. "Recently I've become an avid user of social media, especially Twitter, and see it as a fast, inexpensive and effective way to get a read of the market."

Forwarding the survey to nonprofit leaders will help it spread virally and increase the number of people who complete the survey. "The more responses to the survey, the more results can be segmented and more insights revealed," adds Geri Stengel.

The link is http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=yf1vL9cJGNQSCSlzvB3_2bhw_3d_3d.

A summary of the results will be shared on Vistas, Ventureneer's blog by late August, 2009, which you can visit at http://www.ventureneer.com/vblog. Or you can request the full report, by simply submitting your email address at http://ventureneer.com/contact.

Geri Stengel is currently an adjunct professor at The New School. She has served as a mentor for social enterprises entered in business plan competitions at Columbia Business School and New York University (NYU), Stern School of Business, and has served as a nonprofit board member. She honed her online experience at companies such as Dow Jones and Physicians' Online. She co-founded Women's Leadership Exchange, an online and conference resource for women-led businesses, and founded consulting practice Stengel Solutions.

Ventureneer provides a new approach to learning that blends traditional formal instruction with informal learning derived from peers using Web 2.0 technology to capture and share this knowledge. Ventureneer's customized Web 2.0 learning environment: blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles, provide the necessary support to make faster, better organizational decisions.

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