September 13, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Leader,
As you are probably aware, open government efforts have made more information available online for use by citizens, organizations and communities. If that information is useful, it is worth the investment. If it is not useful or is too difficult to use, then changes need to be made. We are hoping that the information we gather can be used to make the open government effort more successful. Your response to this questionnaire will help us learn more about how nonprofit organizations in Delaware use information provided by state and federal government transparency websites.
Your organization was selected because you are involved in the policy process in Delaware. We selected organizations that reported to the State Public Integrity Commission that employ a lobbyist to represent you. This suggests that you are involved in the policy process and are in a good position to appreciate the potential of these information sources and to know how well the sources are fulfilling their potential.
This questionnaire is confidential and we will only release the information gathered in sets of figures where an individual response would be impossible to identify. Participation is completely voluntary.
To participate, please click on the link below:
Thank you in advance for your help with this important study. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
John G. McNutt, Ph.D, MSW, Professor
University of Delaware School of Public Policy & Administration
298B Graham Hall
Newark, DE 19716