Assessment Results

 


   

Responses to the Basic Assessment (2002), based on responses from a total of 1093 organizations

>> Organization Demographics



Question  Response % Number Responding
How frequently does your organization make back-up copies of its files? Weekly 23% 248
Q21 (dropdown)
Less frequently 20% 218
More frequently 17% 182
No Response 13% 137
Never 11% 119
Nightly 10% 109
Monthly 10% 104
Is there a staff person responsible for backing-up your organization's files and data recovery in the case of a disaster? Yes 30% 332
Q23 (radio buttons)
No 19% 208
No Response 8% 89
How many computers does the organization use on a regular basis? AVG: 49 Q24 (text)
To whom does your organization provide email accounts? All Staff 52% 570
Q28 (radio buttons)
Some Staff 30% 332
No Response 10% 111
No staff 10% 104
Is the network connected to the Internet? Yes 73% 797
Q29 (radio buttons)
No 20% 220
No Response 9% 100
Do any of your computers connect to the Internet? Yes 48% 521
Q30 (radio buttons)
No Response 7% 76
No 3% 32
Does the organization have access to any high-volume data storage equipment, i.e., tape-drive, Iomega Zip drive, writable CD-ROM, Internet storage site? Yes 39% 421
Q31 (radio buttons)
No 11% 120
No Response 8% 88
How is the organization connected to the Internet? Dedicated connection -- T1, DSL, ISDN 58% 635
Q34 (dropdown)
Modems on individual computers 20% 218
No Response 13% 138
Shared modem connection - simultaneous access for users 12% 126
Does the organization have a domain name for its email accounts, i.e., [email protected]? Yes 68% 739
Q35 (radio buttons)
No 25% 270
No Response 10% 108
Does each staff member who needs Internet access have it on demand, i.e., without having to kick another user off the system? Yes 63% 686
Q36 (radio buttons)
No 28% 306
No Response 11% 125
Does your organization have a computer network (LAN)? Yes 69% 753
Q37 (radio buttons)
No 24% 266
No Response 9% 98
If the network is connected to the Internet, does it have a firewall or other security measures? Yes 48% 530
Q38 (radio buttons)
No 41% 446
No Response 13% 141
Does your organization have a written policy that addresses who is allowed to access the network and who can access which files? No 74% 805
Q39 (radio buttons)
Yes 18% 197
No Response 11% 115
Does the organization have a mechanism to share files easily? Yes 31% 337
Q40 (radio buttons)
No 20% 220
No Response 7% 72
Do you have written information that describes how staff members should access shared files? No 79% 867
Q41 (radio buttons)
Yes 12% 131
No Response 11% 119
Does the organization check files for viruses? Yes 34% 369
Q42 (radio buttons)
No 16% 172
No Response 8% 88
Does your organization update virus definitions at least twice a month? Yes 46% 503
Q43 (radio buttons)
No 45% 489
No Response 11% 125
How are virus definitions updated? Update applied to each computer 41% 448
Q44 (dropdown)
Update applied on centrally located virus software 25% 269
Updates are not applied 21% 228
No Response 16% 172
Does your organization update virus definitions whenever new viruses are reported as widespread? Yes 51% 555
Q45 (radio buttons)
No 40% 433
No Response 12% 129
Does your organization have a Web site? Yes 72% 790
Q46 (radio buttons)
No 20% 219
No Response 10% 108
Is the web-site comprehensive, i.e., is it well integrated into the organizations' work? No 57% 620
Q47 (radio buttons)
Yes 32% 346
No Response 14% 151
Does the organization have the ability to easily update the web site? Yes 45% 487
Q48 (radio buttons)
No 44% 483
No Response 13% 147
Does your database allow you to create both electronic and paper mailings (envelopes/labels)? Yes 56% 617
Q49 (radio buttons)
No 34% 374
No Response 12% 126
Can you easily generate reports in formats for funders and for your own analysis? No 48% 527
Q50 (radio buttons)
Yes 42% 464
No Response 12% 126
Can your organization's database(s) systematically track your interactions with donors, volunteers, and the people you serve? No 55% 606
Q51 (radio buttons)
Yes 35% 380
No Response 12% 131
Does your organization have either A single database to collect information about donors, volunteers and members and a single database to collect information about tracking clients OR One database to collect information about all of your constituents (donors, volunteers, members, and clients) No 46% 505
Q52 (radio buttons)
Yes 43% 475
No Response 13% 137
Do all staff receive technology training to meet minimum level of technology competency required for their job? No 60% 661
Q53 (radio buttons)
Yes 30% 329
No Response 12% 127
Does the organization have a website with interactive opportunities, i.e., collect information from users or donate money? No 65% 709
Q54 (radio buttons)
Yes 23% 255
No Response 14% 153
Is the web site updated regularly? No 27% 293
Q55 (radio buttons)
Yes 21% 234
No Response 9% 103
Is the website integrated into the organizations overall communications strategy? No 32% 353
Q56 (radio buttons)
Yes 15% 169
No Response 10% 108
Does the organization provide staff any formal training on technology? No 34% 370
Q57 (radio buttons)
Yes 16% 174
No Response 8% 85
If your staff members received a new virus attached to an e-mail message, are you confident that they would know how to avoid triggering it and what to do with it? No 63% 691
Q67 (radio buttons)
Yes 29% 312
No Response 10% 114
How many printers does your organization have? More than 1 printer per 10 computers 63% 690
Q68 (dropdown)
Less than 1 printer per 10 computers 29% 312
No Response 9% 99
4 0% 5
3 0% 3
6 0% 2
5 0% 2
30 0% 2
7 0% 1
8 0% 1
Does your organization use more than one operating system? Yes 29% 317
Q69 (radio buttons)
No 24% 260
Yes 23% 252
No 18% 194
No Response 5% 53
No Response 4% 41
Does your organization use only one application (type of software) for each task? Yes 46% 501
Q70 (radio buttons)
No 45% 494
No Response 11% 120
No Response 0% 1
No 0% 1
Do you replace your computers every three to five years? No 55% 603
Q71 (radio buttons)
Yes 39% 422
No Response 8% 92
Do you have written information about your network hardware and Internet setup where you can find it easily when you need to maintain or modify the system?? No 30% 329
Q495 (radio buttons)
Yes 10% 113
No Response 4% 46
Do staff members know which files to make back-up copies of, and how to make and store those copies? No 24% 266
Q496 (radio buttons)
Yes 16% 171
No Response 5% 51
Have you tested your back-up copies to ensure you can recover your data? No 22% 237
Q497 (radio buttons)
Yes 18% 198
No Response 5% 53
Do you have a maintenance schedule for your computers and other devices? No 32% 348
Q498 (radio buttons)
Yes 9% 103
No Response 3% 37
Do you have a current inventory of the hardware and software your organization uses? Yes 47% 515
Q499 (radio buttons)
No 47% 512
No Response 8% 90
Do you have a current record of staff members' computer skills? No 75% 822
Q500 (radio buttons)
Yes 15% 167
No Response 12% 128
Is virus protection software installed on every computer in your organization? Yes 65% 708
Q501 (radio buttons)
No 26% 287
No Response 11% 122