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Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program Outcome Study, FY 2003-2005, United States (ICPSR 29482) RSS

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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 assisted in 2006. Information obtained through this survey was used for research purposes in a study sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to learn about the effects of capacity building services supported through the CCF program. Approximately 15 months after participant organizations applied for financial or technical assistance, they were asked to complete an additional questionnaire to provide current and up-to-date information about the operations of the organization, and any changes associated with the received assistance. The study sample was the entire population of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) that applied for assistance and were determined eligible by the 10 intermediary organizations awarded CCF Demonstration Program grants in the 2006 grant cycle. In total, 1,221 organizations completed the survey. Survey questions were categorized into topics including organization profile, financial management practices, previous funding sources, record keeping, 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 and conducts self-evaluations, human resource practices, total expenditures for the year, whether the organization previously applied for funding, sources of revenue, whether the organization participated in grant writing workshops, methods used to spread awareness of the organization to various groups, the purpose of partnerships with other groups and how the organization used the Internet. 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 there was sufficient technological equipment to meet organizational needs, focus areas and goals of the organization, and questions measuring change, development and helpfulness of the received assistance in the above mentioned areas.

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Campbell, Nancye. Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program Outcome Study, FY 2003-2005, United States. ICPSR29482-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-10-19. doi:10.3886/ICPSR29482.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   business leaders, community service programs, financial management, financial support, full-time employment, funding, grants, human resources, Internet, job descriptions, job training, nonprofit organizations, organizational behavior, organizations, part-time employment, personnel management, records management, religious organizations, volunteers

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2007-08--2008-02

Unit of Observation:   organization

Universe:   Organizations that participated in the Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program Impact Study. The population of nonprofit organizations that applied for assistance and were determined eligible by the 10 intermediary organizations awarded CCF Demonstration Program grants in the 2006 grant cycle (September 2006).

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   For the outcome study, baseline survey data were collected from 1,221 NPOs across the 44 CCF Demonstration Program intermediaries. The baseline survey data collected from the impact study was completed on a rolling basis between January and November 2006. For the impact study, 454 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:   A reconciliation of the sample, based on information gathered during the follow-up data collection process, is presented in Exhibit A.1. Thirty-seven of the original 1,228 NPOs in the Outcome Study were determined ineligible and were dropped from the base. Of the 37 cases dropped from the sample, the reasons were as follows: (1) seven did not complete a baseline survey, (2) nine were dropped because the NPO was in the sample twice, with different intermediaries; and (3) twenty-one that completed a baseline survey were found not to have received services from a CCF intermediary. The adjusted eligible sample was reduced to 1,191, yielding an adjusted response rate of 70 percent.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), mixed mode, paper and pencil interview (PAPI), web-based survey

Response Rates:   Of the original organizations, 1,221 participated in the outcome study.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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