Thursday, April 10, 2008

Steering Committee Update and Staff Retention Survey

The Steering Committee is working to confirm the location for the May 14th meeting in Herkimer County. Also, the Committee discussed implementing a staff retention survey that was created by Steve Robinson, Director Alternative Dispute Resolution Services at The Peacemaker Program. This survey will provide a climate assessment for each participating nonprofit and the region as a whole.

The Committee will send an e-mail out to all Executive Directors in the Group inviting them to opt in to use the survey. If they agree, a survey link will be e-mailed to them to distribute to their particular staff. Steve has stated that the survey will be anonymous and this needs to be stressed to everyone. He has also suggested giving 5 days to complete the survey. The resulting data will be consolidated with Steve's help. The Committee can also provide the individual data to each participating organization if there is an interest. The individual organizations data will remain anonymous unless they agree to share their individual info. Please feel free to share any thoughts on the survey or this process.

If you are interested in implementing the survey for your organization, please let me know. I will send you an assigned letter code and the survey link for your employees. You can e-mail me at or call (607) 436-3124.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Congrats to the Community Foundation!

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties Inc. was named a silver award winner for excellence in communications by the 2008 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program. Read more here.