BANDONCARES Spring 2015 Survey
At the BandonCares Spring 2015 Networking Dinner on April 15, 2015, we asked each participant to fill out a survey to help the BandonCares Steering Committee better understand the desires of the community and how BandonCares can better serve it.
There were two primary questions, each with a list of items to be ranked from “Most Important” to “Not Important or N/A.” The highest possible weighted average score is 3.
- The first question was to rank a list of 11 activities that BandonCares might engage in to serve the community.
- The second was to rank a list of 18 topics for speakers, workshops or training sessions. The results for these questions are displayed below.
And here are comments recorded in response to some open-ended discussion questions.
HOW IS BANDONCARES VALUABLE TO YOU NOW?
- Education, keeping volunteers excited and keeping networking alive.
- I like knowing what others in the community are doing. Connecting with funders & organizations is essential. It helps me to “brag” about Bandon and recruit employees.
- Activities like this one when we can be in contact with each other and with organizations that can contribute to our work.
- Wonderful to actually meet people face to face instead of phone calls and email; Fabulous that BandonCares offers direction to some in need or to develop community enrichment.
- Participating in Bandon Cares provides an opportunity for collaboration – strengthens community bonds.
- Training opportunities; good food, good company and getting some visibility within the community
- Networking with others to support each others efforts. Learning from each other.
- Our program, like many in this room, has to have funding to make the program work for children
- Knowing who is out there to work with and/or get help from.
- BandonCares helps us (as a funder) to learn what good projects are out there, especially local projects. And helps put a face to a name.
- It’s great to hear about what nonprofits we actually have here.
HOW CAN BANDONCARES BE MORE VALUABLE TO YOU IN THE FUTURE?
- Share costs between nonprofits promoting events for use in insert into utilities bill.
- How to evaluate and talk about impact.
- I think that a database with contacts for nonprofits in the area and a calendar. There might be something already that I’m not aware of.
- Get a grant for Coffee Break ads for nonprofits.
- Community calendar.
- Local Workshop – on fund development
- I’d like BandonCares to sponsor a detail training program by Alexa Carey on using Facebook and creating FB pages.
- Calendar of events
- A calendar; leverage group for discounts for coffee break ads; do a mailer for those who don’t have computers
- We want to have our own website but need skills. Need training on evaluations. We need more evening opportunities for webinars or education.
- Email/communications with others, especially calendar planning.
- We need local workshops – in Coos Bay, Coquille, N Bend. The need for basic computer skills is great.
- Show measurable results (Seeley), Alexa Carey’s 75 minute Facebook presentation
- Getting the word out about events.
- If they could share wisdom with others – branch out!
ANY COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS? LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
- Demonstrate to nonprofits and general community the difference we have made. Survey results. How do we talk about and measure impact?
- Ability to access Alexa’s power points on line for printing if wanted.
- Congratulations – great event
- I am very new to this. I’ve been on the pool board just a few months, and really don’t know much about working with other nonprofits. What we have in common is we all need money.
- Here to network with those doing good work in the community so that we have a closer connection to those requesting funds.
- Thank you for your efforts!
- Nice job with this get together!
- Want to know more about how to demonstrate by evaluation that BandonCares is effective – how can we measure the impact?
- This is a chance to give back to the community – it’s been a fantastic place to live.
- I became involved in Good Neighbors through my church and it just reinforces my christian values in serving my fellow man.
- Thank you! you have a wonderful community!
- Thank you so much for putting this on. Great experience and great food. Looking forward to collaborating in the future with the organizations yere. You all rock!
- What is crowd funding?
- I appreciate what this organization does but I’m not very good at coordinating or organizing. I’ll do what I can. Thank you.