Introducing the Council’s 2023 Member Survey

Your Participation Matters

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 9:16 am
Shawn Donnelly
Hana Watkins

At the Council on Foundations, we pride ourselves on being a learning organization – one that continuously seeks to understand, reflect, and evolve. It’s in that spirit that we introduce our upcoming member survey. All of our members have received invitations to participate from our research partners, Harder+Company, starting in October. If you have not yet completed the survey or missed that email, you can take the survey now!

Complete the Member Survey

Think of this survey as our way of reaching out and asking, “How are we doing?” and “How can we better support you?” This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on the Council’s initiatives and reflect on what resources would help you better meet your goals.  

The Council is a diverse community of organizations of all sizes, focus areas, and geographies, made up of people with a vast spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. We know that each voice in this community adds depth and richness to our collective mission.  

That’s why, unlike your typical member survey, ours doesn’t ask you to designate a representative to complete the survey on your organization’s behalf. We believe hearing directly from individuals will yield the most authentic, actionable feedback.  

Harder’s expertise will ensure that your feedback is captured and reflected accurately and meaningfully, while preserving anonymity. The survey will be open through Dec. 15. We look forward to your feedback, as we truly believe that every voice matters, every perspective adds value, and each piece of feedback propels us forward.


The invitation may have been blocked by your company's email filters or we may not have your most current email address on file. We recommend you log in to your Council account and confirm your email address is up to date. In the meantime, you can access the Member Survey directly here.

Complete the Member Survey

The survey is designed to be comprehensive yet concise. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. 

Absolutely. Harder+Company and the Council's research teams will de-identify all responses before any internal or external sharing.

The insights from the survey will help drive internal reflection and decision-making. A summary of the Council’s learnings from the survey will be shared with those who responded once the analysis and reporting is completed.

If you have any additional questions or would like more information about our 2023 member survey, feel free to contact us. 


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Shawn Donnelly

Director, Organizational Development and Learning

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