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HealthSpark Seeks Nonprofit Input for State of the Safety Net Survey

The last year has upended life as we knew it. One year ago, it would be hard to imagine the impact that the pandemic has had on our families, our communities, our workplaces, and even our vocabulary (Zoom fatigue, anyone?). We are grateful to every person and organization that contributes to Montgomery County’s safety net, and for all you have done in the past year and continue to do for our neighbors.

As we transition into the next phase, it's critical that we understand how our nonprofit community is faring and where the needs, challenges, and opportunities lie for rebuilding a more equitable and sustainable system.

Therefore, HealthSpark is asking our nonprofit partners to share the impact of the pandemic on their nonprofit via an online survey from now through April 15th. The survey will cover the operational, human resources, programmatic, and financial impacts the pandemic has had on the nonprofit community over the last year. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is best completed by a member of the nonprofit's leadership team. One survey per organization, please.

We intend to share the results with our community partners, including nonprofits, government, philanthropy, and community organizations, to inform recovery efforts across the county. We will also analyze this year's data to last year's survey results, which was conducted just a few months into the pandemic. We look forward to sharing the results with you.

The survey will close on April 15, 2021. Questions? Email

Thank you in advance for sharing your time and insights with us.

Important note: Survey results will be reported as an aggregate and will not be linked with the names or any identifying information from organizations. Responses will in no way affect funding decisions or partnerships