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Workforce Demographics Open Study

To make our Workforce Demographics Survey available to organizations of all sizes and budgets, SMU DataArts hosts an annual Open Study inviting organizations from across the U.S. and Canada to participate at a reduced, sliding scale rate.

This group study offers an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the make-up and well-being of your workforce through a comparative report that aggregates survey results taken from staff, board, and independent contractors. The anonymous survey is a set of standard questions that collects key information including race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status from each individual.

Results from the Spring 2023 Study

Earlier this year, 79 enthusiastic organizations participated in our Spring 2023 Workforce Demographics Study to gain valuable insights into the demographic make-up and well-being of their workforce.

Read the Results

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How It Works

In order to participate, organizations must have a minimum total of 10 staff, board, and independent contractors. Each participating organization will administer our secure, 7-minute, self-report survey that collects demographic and well-being information - including race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status from each individual. All demographic questions have an "I decline to state" option. Organizations that reach the required participation threshold will receive a comparative workforce report that illuminates their strengths, challenges, and opportunities. The customized report provides valuable insights for organizations committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and it aligns with Guidestar profile questions on workforce demographics, making this information easier to provide.

In order to support Spanish-language speakers, our survey, landing page, and FAQs will be accessible in Spanish.

View the Survey Questions

View and Example Report

Response Confidentiality

As a trusted data collection organization since 2004, we are committed to confidentiality. Our online platform and proprietary survey protect the anonymity of individuals and organizations who participate. The survey does not ask respondents for personally identifiable information, such as name, email address, or phone number. Survey responses are kept strictly confidential. Only SMU DataArts will have access to individual response data.

Participation Cost

We are also committed to making this service affordable for organizations of all sizes and suggest a price tier based on your organization’s annual budget starting at just $25.

Suggested pricing:

$25.......... Annual budget less than $150K

$45.......... Annual budget $150 - $250K

$65.......... Annual budget $250 - $500K

$100.......... Annual budget $500 - $1M

$200........ Annual budget $1 - $2.5M

$325........ Annual budget $2.5 - $5M

$750........ Annual budget greater than $5M

*pricing is subject to change

Participant Orientation

Get a walk-through of the workforce demographics survey, how to log into our platform, and how to track your organization’s progress throughout the study in this 20-minute video.

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