CONTRIBUTE BY 24th December 2021
Not-for-Profit Workforce Study
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH STUDY ON AND FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS WORKING AT ALL LEVELS
HELPING NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS RETAIN, ENGAGE AND DEVELOP THEIR PEOPLE BY MAKING WORK BETTER
ESTABLISHING CREDIBLE AND USEFUL EVIDENCE TO INFORM PEOPLE, POLICY, AND PRACTICE
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To understand and improve
Participate. It’s for the sector. It’s for you!
Everyone in Australia benefits from the great work of our Not-for-Profit organisations and their people – you. Whilst the world is changing and demanding more, it is not about working harder. Instead, so you can continue to adapt and innovate, we use applied science to find ways of working smarter and healthier, for more positive change, and an even better Australia.
The Workforce Study is Australia’s first large-scale research study designed to identify what matters most for making Not-for-Profit work better. It’s like a national staff survey that is open to all levels of employees and volunteers. And we share the findings. The more people who respond, the more representative and useful the results for growing people, organisations, and their impact.
This online survey is approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Western Australia (RA/4/1/8885). Data is used for research purposes only, securely stored, strictly confidential and subject to legal restrictions. Findings are reported anonymously, in aggregate form only to inform future Not-for-Profit practice, policy and funding.
LEARNING > Understand how to develop NFP talent and what learning experiences increase innovation and impact.
WELLBEING > Diagnose what promotes NFP employee and volunteer health and organisational sustainability.
COMPETENCIES > Chart the most important knowledge, skills, and abilities to build thriving NFP careers and organisations.
DIVERSITY > Describe the demographics and needs of the NFP workforce for each domain, jurisdiction, and job type.
ENGAGEMENT > Investigate what makes employees and volunteers stay, happy, and proactive.
JOB DESIGN > Find better ways to organise NFP work so job resources meet job demands.
LEADERSHIP > Identify what it takes to share power for a collective effort and a better Australia.
FOR THE SECTOR
FOR THE SECTOR
FREE FINDINGS AND PUBLIC REPORT
Watch 2 minutes that explain the benefits
FREE PERSONAL ANALTYICS REPORT
Upon completion of the survey you are immediately presented your personal report with insights and suggestions on job satisfaction, work autonomy, professional development, well-being, and more.
FREE WORKFORCE ANALYTICS DASHBOARD
Organisations get their own at-a-glance analytics to understand employee and volunteer learning, engagement, well-being, and more concepts that matter for people, performance, and purpose.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Not quite there yet? Click on the questions to understand the details.
The Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study is the national research dedicated to the work experiences of employees and volunteers involved in the Not-for-Profit sector. It provides vital insights into the potential to improve people, organisations and impact. The study will:
- Help Not-for-Profit organisations retain, engage and develop their people by making work better.
- Improve workforce health, engagement, development, happiness, among other.
- Establish credible and useful evidence to inform people, policy, funders and organisational practice.
The findings will be freely shared to inform Not-for-Profit practice, policy, and funding. The study’s outcomes involve:
- Increased attention and attitude toward the Not-for-Profit workforce – you.
- Engaged organisations and leaders who adopt evidence-based practices for making work better.
- Informed funders and policy makers who use evidence to invest into a successful and sustainable workforce and sector.
Participation is open until 31st March 2021.
The online survey will prompt you with several questions and statements relating to your work experience including learning, engagement, well-being, autonomy, and leadership. Here are a few examples.
There are no right or wrong answers, just answer each question as honestly as you can. If some items seem redundant to you, please be assured that no concept is repeatedly captured. You can pass on any question you don’t wish to answer. So you cannot be inferred from your responses, all information will be anonymised and reported in aggregate form only.
All employees and volunteers associated with a Not-for-Profit or For-Purpose organisation are encouraged to participate: from CEO to frontline staff, full-time and casual, all services and purposes. You all shall have your say: what is working well, what need to improve, or what to do differently.
This survey is your opportunity to represent your work experience in the Not-for-Profit sector and is thus promoted through multiple channels. You may have been contacted, for instance, through one of the research study partners, a direct email, a sector newsletter, a colleague.
The more people who respond, the more representative and useful the results will be. Please consider participation to shape the future work experience in the Not-for-Profit sector.
Yes. Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2021-0222) and only the academic research team has access to the information provided. This is not a commercial survey, we do not sell or share your information, not even with our partner organisations. Data is used for research purposes only, securely stored, strictly confidential and subject to legal restrictions.
No participating individual or organisation can be inferred from published information. Employers will never see if or what any specific employee or volunteer responded. Findings are reported anonymously, in aggregate form only in reports, scholarly articles, and applied dashboards so they can inform future Not-for-Profit practice, policy and funding.
What you provide is protected through state-of-the-art cloud technology. All information is treated as confidential and will not be released by the investigator in any form that may identify people or organisations, unless required by law.
Yes. Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2021-0222). For any questions, please contact the lead researcher by email at [email protected] or call 08 9266 3341. Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email [email protected]
For any queries, please contact the lead researcher Dr Ramon Wenzel: [email protected]
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