Survey: Is Your Nonprofit Ready for a Disaster?

April 16, 2018

Below is a Message from the Survey Team

The Pacific Northwest faces a number of natural hazards that can create disasters for our communities. These hazards include both common events such as, storms and flooding, as well as more rare events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The region’s nonprofit organizations are critical in supporting many communities today, and this need will continue after any disaster event.

To learn more about the resilience of the nonprofit sector, researchers at Portland State University are surveying nonprofit organizations to understand the concerns, resources, and actions that they have taken to prepare for disasters. The information collected should provide more general information regarding the state of nonprofit organizations’ disaster preparedness and the challenges they encounter in doing so. Such information will also be instrumental in informing policy regarding nonprofit disaster preparedness.

It will take you approximately 15 – 20 minutes to respond to these questions. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and confidential. Responses to this survey will be kept confidential and we will not share individual responses with anyone. When we report on findings, we will aggregate answers, and identifiers will be removed.

This research is being conducted by Dr. Grace (Chikoto) Schultz, Paul Manson, and Andrew Russo at Portland State University, in cooperation with City Club of Portland’s Earthquake Report Advocacy Committee (CCERAC) and The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO). If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to contact Dr. (Chikoto) Schultz at (503) 725-5405 or [email protected].  We welcome all nonprofit leaders to take the survey, so please share the link:

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Please Note: In some cases, certain browsers with Pop-up blocking software may cause the survey to not load. If you run into any errors loading the survey, try disabling Pop-up blockers just for this visit to the website. If you continue to have challenges, feel free to contact Paul Manson at [email protected]

Together with our community partners, thank you supporting this important work!

Thank you,

Grace Schultz and Paul Manson

Portland State University

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