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Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program Impact Study, FY 2006-2008, United States (ICPSR 29481)
Principal Investigator(s): Campbell, Nancye, United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
The Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) program conducted a study of the financial and technical assistance (TA) provided by intermediary organizations and the effects of those services in improving the organizational capacity of the faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) they assist. The goal of the study was to assess whether the CCF program was meeting its primary objective of improving the organizational capacity of FBCOs. The study sample was the entire population of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) that applied for assistance and were determined eligible by the ten intermediary organizations awarded CCF Demonstration Program grants in the 2006 grant cycle. In total, 455 organizations completed the baseline survey and 385 completed a version of the follow-up survey. Survey questions were categorized into topics including organization profile, financial management practices, funding sources, human resource practices, organizational governance, technological equipment, and level of community engagement. Questions included the purpose for which the organization was applying for assistance, whether the organization was religious or faith based, the organizations primary service areas, how the organization measures effectiveness, total expenditures for the year, whether the organization previously applied for funding, sources of revenue, and whether the organization participated in grant writing workshops. Other questions included a head count of paid and volunteer staff, the number of organizational leaders, the level of involvement of organizational leaders in staff development, the level of staff participation in training and development opportunities, the activities of the Board of Directors, whether or not there was sufficient technological equipment to meet organizational needs, and how the organization has reached out to the community.
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Campbell, Nancye. Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program Impact Study, FY 2006-2008, United States. ICPSR29481-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-10-14. doi:10.3886/ICPSR29481.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29481.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: community involvement, community organizations, community service programs, federal funds, financial management, funding, grants, human resources, leadership, nonprofit organizations, organizational behavior, organizational structure, personnel, religious organizations
Geographic Coverage: United States
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Unit of Observation: organization
Universe: The population of nonprofit organizations that applied for assistance and were determined eligible by the ten intermediary organizations awarded CCF Demonstration Program grants in the 2006 grant cycle (September 2006)
Data Types: survey data
Sample: For the impact study, 455 NPOs across the 10 2006 CCF Demonstration Program intermediaries completed baseline surveys. Data collection occurred on a rolling basis between January 2007 and October 2007, with each intermediary determining its own timeline for participant recruitment, application submission, and eligibility determination, and random assignment. Data collection proceeded using a mixed-mode approach. Applicant NPOs had the option of completing and submitting the survey on the Web or completing the survey on paper and returning it by mail. Over 75 percent of the participating NPOs completed their survey on the Web.
Weight: The baseline survey was completed by all randomized organizations, so no statistical sampling or nonresponse weights were necessary. At follow-up, though, there was nonresponse to the survey in both the treatment and control groups. Therefore, nonresponse adjustment weights were necessary for the correct estimation of program impacts in the final analysis.
Mode of Data Collection: computer-assisted self interview (CASI), mixed mode, paper and pencil interview (PAPI), web-based survey
Response Rates: The baseline survey was completed by 455 organizations. Three versions of the follow-up survey was completed by a total of 385 organizations.
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Original ICPSR Release: 2011-10-14
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