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CMA Network Research

  CMA is partnering with McCrindle Research to conduct ongoing research across the CMA networks. In each Network (starting with the Board Network and the Fundraising Network) we are seeking to identify the demographics, benchmarks, trends and needs of practitioners in the ministry sector. As we learn more about the trends and needs of our sector, we can better shape the training, events and resources that we provide.


- April 2017: Board Survey and Fundraising Survey data collection
- June 2017: Early results presented at CMA Conference, 6-7 June in Melbourne
- July 2017: Executive Summary from both surveys available
- October 2017: Detailed survey results available
- Late 2017 / early 2018: Research extended to the CEO Network, the HR Network, and the Finance Network
What causes people to join or leave ministry boards?
Which sources of ministry funding are growing or shrinking?
What are the emerging challenges and threats?
and much more!

Eligibility and Participation

The survey collection has now concluded for these two surveys for 2017, but we plan to repeat it annually and build a longitudinal study for ongoing reference.

As a special thank you for their participation, all survey participants will receive a free Infographic of survey findings, plus a discount on both the Executive Summary and Detailed Report.

If you would like to be informed about the results, or participate in future research, please register your interest below.

Board Survey: To participate, you need to be currently serving on the board of a Christian church, school or ministry. This may be as a CEO / Principal / Senior Pastor, as Chair, or as a board member.
Fundraising Survey: To participate, you need to have a full-time or part-time paid role in a Christian school or ministry (not a local church), that relates substantially to generating donated income. This may be as CEO / Principal, or as a dedicated fundraising staff member, or as a staff member with multiple roles including fundraising.
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From our very first events in 2003, Ansvar Insurance have been CMA's premium sponsor, supporting our mission to Advance Ministry by maximising ministry effectiveness.

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