I received this e-mail today. It’s just another group that thinks Carolina Arts is a nonprofit. We can’t help them but I’m putting this out there for the people who can in NC, SC, and beyond – if they are reading this.
Here it is:
Dear Nonprofit Executive,
We would like to invite you to begin a personal friendship with Clemson University and the National Development Institute.
As a nonprofit professional you are being provided an opportunity to connect with our Nation’s leading practioners who look forward to supporting your leadership and raising your profile as you serve the sector.
Here’s what we would like to do together.
The National Development Institute and Clemson University, through the Institute of Family and Neighborhood Life, would like to invite you to participate in a one time, short yet critical research study to examine nonprofit executive’s views of organizational capacity building. This study is supervised by Dr. Kathleen Robinson, Research Professor at Clemson University and is being managed by Kimberley Brown, a PhD candidate in International Family and Community Studies.
The survey can be completed in 20 minutes or less and your involvement is completely voluntary. You may choose not to complete any questions in the survey that you don’t wish to, although we hope you will be as thorough as possible.
No personal or organizational identifiers are asked for that could link your answers with you or your organization. All information will be reported in summary form. All data will be kept confidential and secure and only Dr. Robinson and Ms. Brown will see the raw data. It will be kept on password protected computers in locked offices.
There are no known risks associated with participation in this survey. The benefits include nonprofit leaders having a clearer picture of the capacity building efforts you’ve been involved in and hope to do in the future.
We only need 381 directors of nonprofits to participate to secure a valid sample.
We hope you will be one of them!
Please participate by visiting: (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WS65ZJJ).
If you would like, after you’ve completed the survey, please feel free to e-mail Kathy Robinson at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jimmy LaRose at (email@example.com) to let us know that you played a part in this important project so that we can begin to build our friendship with you and support you in your nonprofit career.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Kathleen Robinson, Ph.D.
Research Professor – Clemson University
PhD Candidate – Clemson University
James P. LaRose, CFRE, CNC
Founder – National Development Institute