Each year for the past nine years, PEN has undertaken a survey of its members to chart organizational and programmatic characteristics of LEFs. In addition to providing valuable information about individual LEFs, each year's survey results provide a snapshot of members' collective work and impact. These data are used by LEF directors to inform their conversations with funders, formulate communications strategies, and support organizational decision-making. The data also provide baseline and benchmark data for deeper research on the work and impact of LEFs. Based on recommendations from the membership, we have expanded the focus of the 2004 survey to include deeper information on LEF programs and initiatives, their context, and impact. In response to leadership and organizational development goals identified by the membership, we have paid special attention to board demographics and development activities, and professional staffing patterns and salary levels.