Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants


Gathering a Representative Sample of Data of Nonprofit Employees


School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration


College of Community and Public Service




In this presentation I will discuss the challenges and benefits of gathering a representative sample of respondents to generate generalizable data across an organization. Data was collected from employees and volunteers affiliated with various nonprofit organizations in 2013 and 2014. The respondents took through three different assessments: 1) an organization learning assessment 2) an individual professional development assessment and 3) an individual learning styles assessment. The results of the assessment data were used to create a professional development plan for each organization and each individual employee who took the assessment. I look forward to gaining input from conference attendees on how to use this data in future research projects, possibly comparing and contrasting data across different organizations.

Conference Name

Nonprofit West Coast Data Conference

Conference Location

San Diego

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