Urban Institute conducting survey on social infrastructure in US

The U.S. social sector plays a critical role in our society. But what are the supports and services, or infrastructure, that it needs to thrive? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this social sector infrastructure? How is it changing, and how might it need to change in the years to come?

The Urban Institute invites people who are part of the U.S. social sector to take a survey to help us answer these questions. You are eligible to participate if you are part of: 1) a nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid organization that seeks to achieve a social or environmental mission as its main purpose; or 2) a social sector group united around a common social or environmental purpose but without formal incorporation.

The 10-25 minutes you spend filling out the survey will contribute to a research project to better understand and assess the U.S. social sector infrastructure, defined as the services and supports that the social sector needs to thrive. The final research products will be publicly available on Urban Institute’s website. If you participate, you will be eligible to win one of ten $100 Visa gift cards. The survey is open through Wednesday, May 25.

Follow this link to the Survey.

The Urban Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization in Washington, DC, and its research partner George Mason University, a public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, are conducting this study, with the Urban Institute administering the survey. This project is funded by the New Venture Fund.

In any public materials using data collected through this survey, your answers will be combined with those of other survey respondents and results will be reported in the aggregate so that individual organizations and groups cannot be identified.

You can find more details about the study and your rights as a participant when you open the link above. You can also go to the project website for more information.

Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about this project. You can also contact us if you think you have been harmed by the study or if you have concerns about your rights in this project.