In September-October 2020, NetworkPeninsula conducted a survey of nonprofits serving the Virginia Peninsula to assess and understand the demographics of the region’s nonprofit sector. Participating organizations were asked about the demographics of their employees, board members and donors, as well as characteristics of staff holding certain positions in the organization. We have also compared this data to county demographic data collected via the American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The goal of this Report is to provide the data and not attempt to interpret it or presume to make any judgments. Rather, it is our hope that the findings be used to coordinate targeted discussions among nonprofit leaders. NetworkPeninsula looks forward to helping to coordinate these conversations and to using this data to work with nonprofit leaders who are interested in creating actionable steps to ensure equity in our sector.