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NEXT10 SURVEY

Slide 1: Overview

In late Fall 2011, MASS was asked to survey not-for-profit organizations, aswell as delegates to the NEXT10 forum. 232 surveys were completed.

The purpose of the NEXT10 survey is to provide insight into prevailing attitudes within the sector, as well as to identify emerging issues and trends.

This survey is intended to prompt discussion at this forum and help create a broader understanding of the concerns of the volunteer sector. In early 2012, a full report containing our findings be released.

 

Slide 2: Key Findings

 

Slide 3: All respondents

Circle graph showing the breakdown of respondents:  
Not For Profits: 188 
Government: 18 
Other: 18 
Private: 8

 

Slide 4: Not-for-profits profile

Circle graph showing the profile of not-for-profits:
The majority were Community Support Services.  Others include: children and families, issues awareness and advocacy, multicultural, cultural focus, literacy, skills, employment, sport, recreation and fitness, Francophone focus, Aboriginal focus.

 

Slide 5: Not-for-profits profile

Circle graph showing the profile of age of responding not-for-profits: 

Approximately 60% have been offering services for more than 25 years, then 25% have been offering services for 10-25 years. 10% have been offering services for 5-10 years and 5% have been offering services for less than 5 years.
Circle graph showing the profile of annual revenues of responding not-for-profits: 

Approximately 33% have revenues between 1 to 10 million dollars, 20% have revenues between 200,000 and 500,000, 12% have between 500,000 and 1 million, 13% have between 50,000 and 200,000, 17% have more than 1 million dollars and 5% have revenues of less than 50,000 dollars.
Circle graph showing the number of volunteers regularly involved in core activities for not-for-profits:

Approximately 30% have between 11 and 50 volunteers.  A subsequent 30% have between 101-500 volunteers.  20% have between 51 and 100 volunteers. 10% have between 0 and 10 volunteers. 6% have between 501 and 1000 volunteers, and 4% have more than 1001 volunteers.

 

Slide 6: Not-for-profits profile

Circle graph showing the operating regions  of responding not-for-profits: 

The majority of respondents were from the Greater Toronto Area representing approximately 30%. Approximately 20% of respondents were from Western and Central Ontario, where approximately 15% were from Northern and Eastern Ontario respectively.
Circle graph showing the predominant operating activities of responding not-for-profits: 

The majority of respondents indicated that activities were based locally, followed by regional, provincial, national and international regions.
Circle graph showing the percentage of staffing by volunteers: 

Approximately 45% of not-for-profits are staffed by less than 10% of volunteers.  20% have 11-25% volunteer staffing. 15% have between 76-100% of volunteer staffing.  Approximately 12% have 26-50% volunteer staffing, and 8% have between 51 and 75% volunteer staffing.

 

Slide 7: Outlook

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Increase significantly 39% 73 
Increase modestly  50% 94 
Remain the same 11% 20 
Diminish somewhat 1% 1 
Diminish significantly 0% 0 
Total Responses 188 

Gov, Private, Other
Response Percentage Count 
Increase significantly 45% 20 
Increase modestly  48% 21 
Remain the same 7% 3 
Diminish somewhat 0% 0 
Diminish significantly 0% 0 
Total Responses 44

 

Slide 8:

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Very optimistic 30% 57 
Somewhat optimistic 49% 93 
Neutral 9% 17 
Somewhat pessimistic 11% 20 
Very pessimistic 1% 1 
Total Responses 188 

Gov, Private, Other
Response Percentage Count 
Very optimistic 14% 6 
Somewhat optimistic 43% 19 
Neutral 14% 6 
Somewhat pessimistic 30% 13 
Very pessimistic 0% 0 
Total Responses 44

 

Slide 9:

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Significantly more difficult 28% 52 
Somewhat more difficult 46% 87 
The same 22% 42 
Become somewhat easier   3% 5 
Significantly easier 1% 2 
Total Responses 188 
  
Gov, Private, Other
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 30% 13 
Agree 55% 24 
Disagree 14% 6 
Strongly disagree 2% 1 
Total Responses 44

 

Slide 10:

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 53% 99 
Agree 39% 73 
Disagree 7% 13 
Strongly disagree 2% 3 
Total Responses 188 

Gov, Private, Other
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 43% 19 
Agree 43% 19 
Disagree 11% 5 
Strongly disagree 2% 1 
Total Responses 44

 

Slide 11:

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 26% 49 
Agree 47% 88 
Disagree 26% 48 
Strongly disagree 2% 3 
Total Responses 188 

Gov, Private, Other
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 30% 13 
Agree 55% 24 
Disagree 14% 6 
Strongly disagree 2% 1 
Total Responses 44

 

Slide 12:

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 37% 70 
Agree 41% 78 
Disagree 19% 36 
Strongly disagree 2% 4 
Total Responses 188 

Gov, Private, Other
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 50% 22 
Agree 48% 21 
Disagree 0% 0 
Strongly disagree 2% 1 
Total Responses 44

 

Slide 13: Gov, Private, Other

When I think about the sector, I am most pessimistic because:

 

Slide 14: Not-for-Profits

When I think about the sector, I am most pessimistic because:

 

Slide 15: Gov, Private, Other

When I think about the sector, I am most optimistic because:

 

Slide 16: Not-for-Profits

When I think about the sector, I am most optimistic because:

 

Slide 17: Pressure points

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Significantly more difficult 9% 17 
Somewhat more difficult 28% 52 
The same 50% 94 
Become somewhat easier   10% 19 
Significantly easier 3% 6 
Total Responses 188 

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 5% 9 
Agree 45% 85 
Disagree 47% 88 
Strongly disagree 3% 6 
Total Responses 188

 

Slide 18: Pressure points

Not-for-Profits
Response Percentage Count 
Strongly agree 10% 18 
Agree 35% 66 
Disagree 49% 92 
Strongly disagree 6% 12 
Total Responses 188

 

Slide 19: Looking ahead

All respondents
Response Percentage Count 
An increase in the number of volunteers but less of a time commitment from each (micro-volunteering) 47% 109 
Decrease in overall levels of volunteerism 17% 39 
Increased reliance on paid staff due to shortage of volunteers 13% 30 
Fewer services and programs delivered mostly or entirely by volunteers 12% 28 
Other, please specify: 11% 26 
Total Responses 232

All respondents
Response Percentage Count 
Government 9% 22 
Private sector 0% 0 
Local communities 12% 27 
Individuals and families 3% 6 
All of the above 76% 177 
Total Responses 232

 

Slide 20: Looking ahead

Over the next ten years, what will be the sector's top three challenges?

 

Slide 21: Looking ahead

Over the next ten years, what will be the sector's top three opportunities?

 

Slide 22: Discussion questions