Neighborhood board diversity surveys

Information about neighborhood board diversity surveys in the City of Minneapolis.


The purpose of this survey is to collect demographic information about the body of volunteers serving as board members of neighborhood organizations funded by the City of Minneapolis. Neighborhood specialists will be reaching out to neighborhood organizations soon to arrange for surveys to be completed in person during an upcoming board meeting.

Past surveys

Frequently asked questions

How will my individual information be used?

Your responses to this survey will be confidential and will not be identifiable to you as an individual. All information received as a result of this survey will be aggregated (totaled), and your individual survey responses will be destroyed once data aggregation is complete. Responses will only be reported as aggregated figures to preserve the privacy of respondents. Data may also be available to help your neighborhood organization track how it is doing compared to other, similar neighborhood organizations.

What if a board member isn’t available at the September board meeting?

Your neighborhood specialist will work with you to maximize participation from all board members and make any necessary accommodations.

Does every individual have to take the survey?

Volunteers are under no obligation to take the survey or answer any particular survey question. If you decline to take the survey or to answer any of the particular questions, no adverse consequences to you or your neighborhood organization will occur.

What impact will this survey have on my neighborhood organization?

Survey participation will have no adverse consequences for your neighborhood organization. However, failure to provide the information will affect completeness of the survey and therefore the success of the survey. Full participation from neighborhoods across the city will allow NCR to better serve you and residents citywide.

Will the survey results be public?

The aggregated data will be public (see the past reports in the section above), provided the data meet the summary data requirements of Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Summary data is report data derived from data on individuals but in which individuals are not identified and from which neither the individuals’ identities nor any other characteristic that could uniquely identify an individual is ascertainable.

Who will see my individual survey?

The persons who may receive your individual survey responses include the individuals who aggregate the survey responses, the City Coordinator, and the City attorneys assisting with the summary data analysis. The information may also be supplied to the Minnesota Department of Administration – Information Policy Analysis Division, state and federal courts, and attorneys representing any of the above individuals or entities.

How else will you be measuring neighborhood work in the future?

NCR works to support strong, vibrant and functional neighborhood organizations (Strategy 2 from our Blueprint for Equitable Engagement ), and we will be seeking feedback this fall from you and other neighborhood organizations on how we can measure and share everyone's progress toward this goal. Stay tuned for more details soon.

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