Dr. Lewis Faulk at American University (a private university in Washington, DC)
Dr. Mirae Kim at George Mason University (a public university in Virginia)
CONFIDENTIALITY: The project reports will not include the names of participants or their organizations. The identity of individual respondents and their organizations will be confidential, with pseudonyms used to protect identity. The information that interviewees provide will be housed in a secure database. Identifiable data files will be protected in a secure database and made available only to researchers who can demonstrate they are able to maintain the same standards of confidentiality as the project team.
INCENTIVES: As a token of our appreciation, interview respondents will receive a $100 e-gift card for Amazon.com upon completion of the interview.
BENEFITS: There is no direct personal benefit to participants. However, there may be a benefit to their organization or the nonprofit sector. This study will contribute to the field by providing a nuanced portrayal of nonprofit public and civic engagement activities, and findings will help inform organizational strategies and best practices.
RISKS: We do not anticipate any risks to respondents or their organization from participation in this study.
VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION: Participation in interviews is entirely voluntary. If your nonprofit is invited, your nonprofit is free to choose not to participate. Should your nonprofit choose to participate, you can withdraw from the study at any time without consequences of any kind. You may also refuse to answer any individual question without consequences.
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