NACLC Census 2016 - shorter and easier for CLCs to complete!
NACLC invites CLCs to participate in the NACLC Census 2016 – an important tool for gathering data that is critical to informing the sector sustainability and policy and advocacy work of NACLC and the CLC state/territory associations!
In response to last year's feedback from CLCs that the Census had become unduly burdensome due to increases in length and complexity over time, NACLC is pleased to advise that the length of Census 2016 has been reduced by nearly half: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NACLC_Census2016
Your responses to Census 2015 informed NACLC’s work in a range of areas, including most notably as part of the Fund Equal Justice campaign, Federal Budget submissions and submissions to other inquiries and reviews.
Closing date extended to: Friday, 18 November 2016 5pm AEDT
Please note: Due to the way the survey tool operates, you will need to complete the survey in the one sitting - if completing electronically. We hope that the shorter format will make this easier to manage than in previous years and will continue to investigate options to support a ‘save and return’ type function. In the meantime it may be helpful to read the questions in advance, think about your responses or consult with others in your CLC before completing the questionnaire. We encourage you to download this PDF version for printing. Please then enter your response electronically or scan and email a copy to NACLC.
About the Census questions
The Census will take around 30 minutes to complete, and will include questions about your CLC’s:
- volunteers and pro bono partnerships
- engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and/or community
- partnerships, and
- policy advocacy and law reform work.
The majority of questions relate to the 2015/16 financial year (except for staffing).
Most questions are optional, except for those marked with an asterisk (*).
What’s changed in Census 2016?
The questions that have remained in the Census allow NACLC to continue the important work of ‘mapping’ trends and changes in the CLC sector and its clients. Some questions or themes have been removed entirely, while others have been removed with the intention that they will be collected on a less frequent basis – eg. biennially.
Statistical data will only be published in de-identified, aggregated form.
Some case studies and/or open text comments may also be included in published documents or media statements from time to time. While every effort will be made to ensure the confidentiality of this information, your attention is drawn to the potential for case studies and/or open text comments to include identifying factors.
If you are concerned about the potential for this identification, please ensure your case studies and/or open text comments do not include any identifying information or feel free to skip any such questions.
NACLC may seek your permission to publish case studies and/or open text comments provided that include identifying information or to work with you to redraft this information in a non-identifying way.
Who should complete the Census?
Only 1 response is required per CLC, and this should be completed by someone in a leadership role such as CEO, Principal Solicitor or other nominated person.
I have a question...
If you have any questions, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9264 9595
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