Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program Impact Study, FY 2006-2008, United States (ICPSR 29481)

Published: Oct 14, 2011 View help for published

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Nancye Campbell, United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29481.v1

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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 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.

Campbell, Nancye. Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program Impact Study, FY 2006-2008, United States. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-10-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29481.v1

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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.

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)

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The baseline survey was completed by 455 organizations. Three versions of the follow-up survey was completed by a total of 385 organizations.

2011-10-14

2011-10-14

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • 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. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29481.v1

2011-10-14 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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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.

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