State of Nonprofit Consulting Survey Results

National Survey and Focus Group Highlights (February 2013)

As part of the research process to develop ImpactRising, CompassPoint was contracted to co-develop, distribute, and analyze a survey of nonprofit leaders about their experiences finding, screening, working with, and evaluating consultants. CompassPoint additionally conducted a focus group to explore more qualitatively the key survey findings.

About the survey sample:
  • 264 participants, 80% of whom are executives or senior managers
  • National representation from 24 states with highest participation in California, Michigan, and Tennessee
About the survey:
  • Co-created by CompassPoint, Shiree Teng, and Groupaya in an online survey tool and distributed via regional intermediaries
  • 56 questions, including an in-depth, 30-question series of questions exploring how they found, vetted, worked with, and evaluated the consultant they used on their last significant consulting project.

Download the full Research Highlights with Survey Summary PDF >.