Survey of COVID-19 impact on the community sector

April 24, 2020

Hui E! Community Aotearoa, Volunteering New Zealand, the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy New Zealand met this morning to progress the development of a survey of the community sector.

The purpose of the survey is to identify the impact of the pandemic on community organisations and highlight their needs over the coming months. We will use this to inform decision making by multiple audiences, including the sector, Government, business and philanthropy.

The organisations involved are collecting information on other surveys within the charitable sector already underway or planned. We are conscious of the risk of duplication and survey-fatigue, therefore we will continue to produce updates on our activity and speak with other interested stakeholders. We welcome talking to organisations with an interest or other data that can feed into the analysis.

Given the need for the sector to be able to tell its story to influence decision making occurring now around the recovery, we expect to have the survey in the field in mid-May.

If you’re like to know more, please contact: Rochelle Stewart-Allen (Hui E! Community Aotearoa), Michelle Kitney (Volunteering NZ), Monica Briggs (Centre for Social Impact), Sue McCabe (Philanthropy NZ)