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Aug. 6-19,2011. Vol 26. No 07 FREE.
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call for transparency
Nine of 16 groups targeted for participation in annual survey decline
by Matt Comer :: firstname.lastname@example.org
IN FOCUS: For a second year, qnotes is reporting on the financial health and well-being of a host of community non-profit organizations.
The financial data and other information has been collected from the paper's second annual Community Assessment Survey, a tool designed
to gauge community organizations' financial health and measure their commitment to transparency. This year's survey responses,
however, are less than appealing — more than half of the groups asked to participate declined.
The survey, inspired by several other similar initiatives undertaken by both mainstream and LGBT news publications,
has a three-fold goal: (1) Gauge the financial health of our community's largest organizations; (2) Assess these
organizations' strengths, weaknesses and needs; and (3) Provide organizations an extra means for exposure and outreach.
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