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2004 Pennsylvania Charitable Organizations
Survey Summary

Total Respondents: 290

1. Do you provide health insurance to your employees?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  CURRENTLY PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE
77.1%222
  PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED, BUT DISCONTINUED
1.4%4
  DO NOT PROVIDE, BUT PLAN TO IN THE FUTURE
7.6%22
  HAVE NO PLANS TO PROVIDE INSURANCE
13.9%40
Total Respondents  288
(skipped this question)  2
2. If you provide health insurance, who pays the premium?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  EMPLOYER PAYS FULL PREMIUM
43.8%120
  EMPLOYEE PAYS FULL PREMIUM
2.2%6
  SPLIT/MAJOR PORTION PAID BY EMPLOYER
31.4%86
  SPLIT/MAJOR PORTION PAID BY EMPLOYEE
2.9%8
  50/50 SPLIT EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE
2.2%6
  DO NOT OFFER/WILL NOT OFFER INSURANCE
17.5%48
Total Respondents  274
(skipped this question)  16
3. If you provide health insurance, how are your rates this year compared to 2003?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  FIRST YEAR OFFERED, NO PRIOR RATE HISTORY
4.1%11
  PREMIUM FOR 2004 DECREASED
3.3%9
  NO CHANGE
5.2%14
  PREMIUM FOR 2004 INCREASED 0-25%
49.1%132
  PREMIUM FOR 2004 INCREASED 26-50%
17.8%48
  PREMIUM FOR 2004 INCREASED 51-75%
1.9%5
  PREMIUM FOR 2004 INCREASED 76-100%
0.4%1
  PREMIUM FOR 2004 INCREASED MORE THAN 100%
0%0
  DO NOT OFFER/WILL NOT OFFER INSURANCE
18.2%49
Total Respondents  269
(skipped this question)  21
4. If you provide health insurance, are you doing any of the following to reduce costs? (Check all that apply.)
 Response PercentResponse Total
  INCREASING DEDUCTIBLES
6.6%15
  INCREASING CO-PAYS
11.5%26
  CHANGING INSURANCE COMPANIES
8.8%20
  CHANGING TYPE OF COVERAGE (ie: PPO v. TRADITIONAL)
8.8%20
  REQURING EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION
7%16
  INCREASING EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION
9.3%21
  HIRING A BROKER TO NEGOTIATE A BETTER RATE
7.5%17
  OFFERING FLEX PLANS
4.4%10
  OTHER
14.5%33
  DO NOT OFFER/WILL NOT OFFER INSURANCE
21.6%49
Total Respondents  227
(skipped this question)  61
5. In the last year, have you had any employee complain about being unable to receive medical care due to physicians discontinuing or cutting back on service as a result of the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
13.1%36
  NO
70.5%194
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
16.4%45
Total Respondents  275
(skipped this question)  15
6. Has your organization experienced a DECREASE in funding as a result of the 2003-2004 state budget?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
36.9%103
  NO
50.9%142
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
12.2%34
Total Respondents  279
(skipped this question)  11
7. Thinking of the impact on the non-profit sector, do you have a POSTIVE, NEGATIVE, or NO OPINION on the overall impact of the 2003-2004 state budget?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  POSITIVE
8.6%24
  NEGATIVE
60%168
  NO OPINION
31.4%88
Total Respondents  280
(skipped this question)  10
8. From what you currently know about the PROPOSED 2004-2005 state budget, do you have a POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, or NO OPINION of the spending plan?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  POSITIVE
12.9%36
  NEGATIVE
39.6%111
  NO OPINION
47.5%133
Total Respondents  280
(skipped this question)  10
9. From what you know about the PROPOSED 2004-2005 state budget, do you expect YOUR ORGANIZATION to receive more or less funding from the state under the proposed new budget?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  MORE FUNDING
6.8%19
  ABOUT THE SAME FUNDING
24.4%68
  LESS FUNDING
19%53
  DON'T RECEIVE STATE FUNDING
33.3%93
  DON'T KNOW/NO OPINION
16.5%46
Total Respondents  279
(skipped this question)  11
10. What percentage of your budget comes from state funding?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  0-10%
31.3%87
  11-20%
7.2%20
  21-30%
4.3%12
  31-40%
3.2%9
  41-50%
3.2%9
  51-60%
3.6%10
  61-70%
3.2%9
  71-80%
2.9%8
  81-90%
4.7%13
  91-100%
1.4%4
  DON'T RECEIVE STATE FUNDING
29.1%81
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
5.8%16
Total Respondents  278
(skipped this question)  12
11. Does government financing faith-based organizations affect your organization?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
17.6%49
  NO
64.5%180
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
17.9%50
Total Respondents  279
(skipped this question)  11
12. If government financing faith-based programs affects your organization, is the impact on you POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, or NEUTRAL?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  POSITIVE
13.7%25
  NEGATIVE
9.3%17
  NEUTRAL
24.6%45
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
52.5%96
Total Respondents  183
(skipped this question)  104
13. Do you believe "Do not Fax" and/or "Do Not Call' laws should apply to non-profit organizations?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
53.6%148
  NO
32.6%90
  DON' T KNOW/REFUSED
13.8%38
Total Respondents  276
(skipped this question)  14
14. Do you think non-profit organizations should be held accountable in potential "e-mail spam" legislation?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
61.9%172
  NO
18%50
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
20.1%56
Total Respondents  278
(skipped this question)  12
15. Would you say the current level of public trust in charities is:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  HIGH
11.5%32
  MEDIUM
75.3%210
  LOW
9.3%26
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
3.9%11
Total Respondents  279
(skipped this question)  11
16. When it comes to providing social services, which level of government do you think operates most efficiently?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  FEDERAL
6.6%18
  STATE
10.9%30
  COUNTY
32.1%88
  MUNICIPAL (LOCAL)
20.1%55
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
30.3%83
Total Respondents  274
(skipped this question)  16
17. Did your organization lobby the FEDERAL government on any public policy issue during the past year?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
24.5%68
  NO
70.4%195
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
5.1%14
Total Respondents  277
(skipped this question)  13
18. Did your organization lobby STATE government on any public policy issue during the past year?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
37.9%105
  NO
56.7%157
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
5.4%15
Total Respondents  277
(skipped this question)  13
19. Did your organization lobby and LOCAL government (county, city, borough, township) on any public policy issue during the past year?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
22.7%63
  NO
70.8%196
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
6.5%18
Total Respondents  277
(skipped this question)  13
20. Does your organization PLAN to lobby government at any level on any public policy issue during the coming year?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
38.6%108
  NO
43.6%122
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
17.9%50
Total Respondents  280
(skipped this question)  10
21. Generally speaking, do you have a POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, or NO OPINION of the job performance of the following individuals?
POSITIVENEGATIVENO OPINIONResponse Total
George W. Bush
27% (76)61% (170)11% (31)277
Ed Rendell
41% (114)37% (101)22% (61)276
Rick Santorum
25% (69)49% (135)26% (70)274
Arlen Specter
40% (110)32% (88)28% (78)276
Pat Toomey
4% (11)21% (59)75% (206)276
Joe Hoeffel
15% (42)9% (25)75% (206)273
Total Respondents  276
(skipped this question)  14
22. Generally speaking, do you have a POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, or NO OPINION of the job performance of the following institutions:
POSITIVENEGATIVENO OPINIONResponse Total
UNITED STATES SENATE
24% (64)46% (123)30% (81)268
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
23% (62)47% (125)30% (81)268
PA STATE SENATE
25% (66)47% (127)28% (75)268
PA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
26% (71)45% (121)28% (76)268
Total Respondents  267
(skipped this question)  23
23. Generall speaking, from 2002 to 2003 did funding for your organization INCREASE, DECREASE, or STAY ABOUT THE SAME.
 Response PercentResponse Total
  INCREASED
26.5%71
  STAYED ABOUT THE SAME
34%91
  DECREASED
31.3%84
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
8.2%22
Total Respondents  268
(skipped this question)  22
24. Generally speaking, do you expect funding to see funding for 2004 INCREASE, DECREASE, or STAY ABOUT THE SAME as it was in 2003?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  INCREASE
32.1%86
  STAY ABOUT THE SAME
39.6%106
  DECREASE
21.3%57
  DON'T KNOW/NO OPINION
7.1%19
Total Respondents  268
(skipped this question)  22
25. What was the biggest impact on your ability to fundraise in 2003?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  NON-PROFIT SCANDALS
0.8%2
  COMPETITION FROM OTHER NON-PROFITS
18.5%48
  BAD ECONOMY
64.1%166
  Other (please specify)
16.6%43
Total Respondents  259
(skipped this question)  31
26. Is your organization contemplating any type of material change in 2004?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  MERGER
2.6%4
  LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION
2.6%4
  CLOSING YOUR DOORS
2.6%4
  EXPANDING OPERATIONS
55%83
  MOVING YOUR OFFICES
12.6%19
  Other (please specify)
24.5%37
Total Respondents  151
(skipped this question)  136
27. Does your organization have difficulty hiring/retaining qualfied staff?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
36.7%98
  NO
56.6%151
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
6.7%18
Total Respondents  267
(skipped this question)  23
28. If your organization does have difficult hiring/retaining qualified staff, what is the cause of that difficulty?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  COMPETITION FROM FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES
22.7%27
  INADEQUATE PREPARATIONS OF PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES
16%19
  INABILITY TO PROVIDE BENEFITS
16.8%20
  Other (please specify)
44.5%53
Total Respondents  119
(skipped this question)  167
29. Has terrorism affected your cost or ability to obtain umbrella insurance?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES, INCREASED PREMIUM COST
21.6%57
  YES, CANNOT OBTAIN
0%0
  NO, COSTS REMAINED THE SAME
53.4%141
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
25%66
Total Respondents  264
(skipped this question)  26
30. Does your organization have Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
78.9%209
  NO
14.7%39
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
6.4%17
Total Respondents  265
(skipped this question)  24
31. Which issue(s) has your organization experienced challenges in regarding the recruitment of good Board members?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  NON-PROFIT SCANDALS
0.8%2
  LIABILITY
0.4%1
  LACK OF TIME
47.5%115
  PEOPLE ALREADY COMMITTED TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
43.4%105
  Other (please specify)
7.9%19
Total Respondents  242
(skipped this question)  48
32. Do you feel questions on Form 990 are clearly asked?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
43.2%114
  NO
23.5%62
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
33.3%88
Total Respondents  264
(skipped this question)  26
33. Has your organization been updated on the policy and procedures of Sarbanes-Oxley that will be affecting non-profits?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  YES
29.3%78
  NO
29.3%78
  NEVER HEARD OF IT
30.8%82
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
10.5%28
Total Respondents  266
(skipped this question)  24
34. Generally speaking, do you have GREATER, ABOUT THE SAME, or LESS ability to fulfill your organization's core mission this year than in past years?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  GREATER
27.7%74
  ABOUT THE SAME
46.8%125
  LESS
22.5%60
  DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
3%8
Total Respondents  267
(skipped this question)  23
35. What is your organization's biggest concern in 2004?
 Total Respondents  
186
(skipped this question)  104