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2021 King County Nonprofit Employee Engagement Survey


We need your help! King County, with funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy, is conducting a nonprofit employee engagement survey.

This survey, in tandem with a countywide nonprofit wage survey, will increase knowledge on how non-wage benefits and other identified factors related to job satisfaction may influence the recruitment and retention of staff as well as an agency’s ability to maintain high quality services.
King County has contracted with 501 Commons to develop and conduct this employee engagement survey to gather your feedback. The survey is anonymous, so no one at your organization or King County Government will know how you answered questions. Individual responses are completely confidential and are submitted directly to 501 Commons. You may answer as many questions as you feel comfortable.

Results from this survey will be reported in two ways:
  • Organization-specific Reports
    Organizations with at least five survey participants can receive summary results (with no personal identifiable information) for their organization from 501 Commons when results are available in late 2021. Organization-specific demographic data will not be included in the organization-specific reports when this information may identify the respondent(s).

    To better ensure confidentiality, organizations with fewer than five survey participants will not receive an organization-specific summary report. However, the survey data will be included in the King County-wide aggregate report.
  • King County-wide Report
    All survey results will be combined and analyzed across all participating organizations to better understand the factors that contribute to nonprofit employee satisfaction and engagement across King County. The overall survey results for the nonprofit sector will be presented in the aggregate in a final report anticipated for release by the end of 2021, with the results also made available as a free informational resource for the nonprofit community.

The survey should take about 15-20 minutes to complete and every response is important. Please Note: If you are interrupted while taking the survey and cannot complete all the questions, you will not be able to return to answer the remaining questions and will need to begin the survey again.

Please complete the survey by June 25, 2021. If you have questions about this survey or need technical assistance with completing the survey, please contact Thank you in advance for your participation!