1. Please indicate your level of interest and/or support for the various options below.
6. Please indicate your level of interest and/or support for the various options below.
Answer Options 1 – Not Important 2 – Somewhat Important 3 – Important 4 – Rather Important 5 – Very Important Average
a. Do you think PCIA should charge modest or pay-what-you-can dues? 20

17.4%

24

20.9%

32

27.8%

22

19.1%

17

14.8%

2.9
b. Are you willing to assist PCIA in identifying other funding sources? 74

64.9%

25

21.9%

10

8.8%

4

3.5%

1

0.9%

1.5
c. Are you willing to assist with grant-writing efforts for specific projects? 84

73.7%

13

11.4%

11

9.6%

6

5.3%

0

0.0%

1.5

Question 6 comments

  • Before fund-raising can be discussed, a clear objective for the use of those funds has to be established. Thus far, that has not been done.
  • Dues mean engaged members, by all means.
  • I am pretty busy fundraising for organizations I am on the board of, but I have raised millions for non-profits over the years. This would be a new field of interest and I would have to do a lot of research to identify likely sources…that’s where the time constraint comes in.
  • I have 35+ years of professional grant writing experience. I am retiring at the end of August, and for at least through the spring I have little interest in taking on new tasks. I will be traveling and enjoying my new life. I would be willing to guide others at this point, time permitting.
  • I have some experience with grant-writing, but not much, and have not the time right now for that.
  • I strongly recommend pay-what-you-can dues. I’m sure more people would give more than a nominal fee. Try it!
  • I think you should also propose what you need financially to carry out these activities. Then you should ask whether members would be willing to pay dues to fully support these ventures. We can’t do something for nothing. Only if we are fully willing to support these activities financially will they really happen! Your “pay whatever you can” or “modest” approach isn’t a very compelling for members to get behind. The modest approach is the easy way out for people.
  • If you need to raise money to run PCIA, then investigate dues. There are two ways to think about it: 1. You get what you pay for 2. You may drive people away. I pay $15.00 already to NPCA and trust they are getting that money to you.
  • I’ve read a lot of grant proposals in my former career.
  • My expertise in fund-raising is pretty much out of date but   I can follow directions.
  • Not too much experience with fundraising, unfortunately, but I know people with such knowledge.
  • Please indicate other ideas and/or your expertise in fund-raising.
  • See my other comments. I want to help but simply cannot at the moment.