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Data & ResearchWhether you need data to support your effort as you advocate for your cause or to bolster your case in a funding request, collecting and analyzing that information can be a daunting task. These resources and reports are provided to save you time and aid you in your search.

2017 New Hampshire Skilled Volunteer Report

Source: Executive Service Corps
Executive Service Corps's 2017 New Hampshire Skilled Volunteer Report, based on a survey of nearly 700 volunteers, identifies some discrepancies between what's currently being done and what's possible with NH's volunteer population.
Posted on: October 24, 2017
Topics: Data & Research | Volunteer Management

2017 New Hampshire Nonprofit Needs Assessment

Source: Executive Service Corps
Executive Service Corps surveyed nearly 350 nonprofit leaders for their 2017 New Hampshire Nonprofit Needs Assessment.
Posted on: October 24, 2017
Topics: Data & Research | Organizational Assessment | Volunteer Management

2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation / NH Kids Count
The latest edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book has updated information on the well-being of children across the country. New Hampshire's overall rank fell from 2nd in 2015 to 4th in 2016, and came in 25th in the health category.
Posted on: July 6, 2016
Topics: Data & Research

2015 Portfolio: Cultural Across Communities

Source: Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance compiled data from more than 5,500 arts organizations in 11 metro areas for their 2015 Portfolio: Culture Across Communities report on the financial health of the arts and culture sector.
Posted on: November 2, 2015
Topics: Data & Research

Struck by Duck: Do We Really Need This Data?

Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
The Center for Effective Philanthropy looks at the incredible specificity in medical coding—there are codes for "struck by duck" and "burn due to water-skis on fire"—and highlights the often overlooked cost of collecting data.
Posted on: November 2, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Philanthropy

1 in 3 Americans Lacks Faith in Charities, Chronicle Poll Finds

Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy
A new poll from the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that while 80% of people believe that charities are "very good" or "somewhat good" at helping people, one in three think charities are "not too good" or "not at all good" at spending money wisely and 41% think nonprofit leaders are paid too much.
Posted on: October 14, 2015
Topics: Data & Research

9th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report

Source: NTEN
NTEN's 9th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report compiles data from more than 700 nonprofits on technology staffing, budget, ROI, and more.
Posted on: October 14, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Operations | Planning | Technology

2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey Report

Source: Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Fundraising Effectiveness Project, or FEP, released their 2015 FEP Survey Report. The FEP, developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, conducts a survey of nonprofits which measures data on the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.
Posted on: October 1, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Fundraising

Arts and Economic Prosperity IV Report

Source: Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Report looks at the economic impact of nonprofit arts organizations nationwide.
Posted on: September 22, 2015
Topics: Data & Research

Money for Good 2015 Report

Source: Camber Collective
The latest Money for Good, or $FG, Report from Camber Collective “identifies the segments of donors most likely to increase and/or shift their giving, strategic interventions to change those segments’ behavior, and opportunities to use three giving channels—workplace giving, point of sale giving, and donor-advised funds—to further increase, shift, and improve giving.”
Posted on: September 8, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Fundraising | Philanthropy

Foundation Giving for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure

Source: Foundation Center
The Foundation Center, with funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, recently published Foundation Giving for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure 2004-2012, an analysis of 700+ funders and 12,000+ grants to nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure organizations and services.
Posted on: August 4, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Philanthropy

Giving USA 2015: Donations Hit Record High, Up 7.1% from 2013

Source: Giving USA
The recently released Giving USA 2015, which analyses giving in 2014, found that Americans gave almost $360 billion, up 7.1% from 2013. While bequest, corporate, and foundation all increased, a 5.7% increase in individual giving accounted for almost $11 billion of the $18+ billion overall increase.
Posted on: July 14, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Fundraising | Philanthropy

Leadership New England Report

Source: Third Sector New England
Third Sector New England surveyed more than 1,200 nonprofit leaders for their new Leadership New England: Essential Shifts for a Thriving Nonprofit Sector report. The report includes useful statistics on issues like leadership transitions, job satisfaction, diversity, and more.
Posted on: June 22, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Executive Transition | Leadership

Boston Area Ranks 3rd in Charity Navigator's 2015 Metro Market Study

Source: Charity Navigator
Nonprofits in the Boston metro area had the 3rd highest overall score, behind Houston and San Diego, in Charity Navigator's study of financial, accountability, and transparency practices and statistics.
Posted on: June 9, 2015
Topics: Accountability (Ethics) | Data & Research | Finance | Organizational Assessment

2015 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

Source: Nonprofit Finance Fund
The Nonprofit Finance Fund released their 2015 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, analyzing responses from more than 5,000 nonprofits on topics like demand for services, funding, and more.
Posted on: April 28, 2015
Topics: Data & Research

2015 M+R Benchmarks Study

Source: M+R Strategic Services
M+R Strategic Services released their 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study, a detailed analysis of data from a survey of the online communications, advocacy, and fundraising of 84 nonprofits.
Posted on: April 23, 2015
Topics: Communications | Communications for Advocacy | Data & Research | Fundraising | Marketing | Social Media

NH Kids Count 2015 Data Book

Source: NH Kids Count
NH Kids Count published the NH Kids Count 2015 Data Book, which looks at nearly 280,000 children across 5 key areas using 32 differnet indicators.
Posted on: April 6, 2015
Topics: Data & Research

2014 Guidestar Nonprofit Compensation Report

Source: GuideStar
The Guidestar Nonprofit Compensation Report analyzed data from over 90,000 Form 990s to to provide an in-depth look at trends and statistics nationwide.
Posted on: March 18, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Human Resources

Idealware’s Results Data Initiatives

Source: Idealware
Idealware collected more than 300 initiatives that share program results data across multiple organizations, and made findings and data about the initiatives available online.
Posted on: March 16, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Evaluation | Outcomes | Program Planning & Evaluation

NTEN’s Digital Outlook Report

Source: NTEN
NTEN’s 2015 Digital Outlook Report, published in partnership with Care2 and hjc, compiles data on technology strategy, staffing, tools, and more from a survey of almost 500 nonprofits. In addition to data from the survey, the report also includes case studies of three nonprofits: Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Covenant House International, and Ontario SPCA.
Posted on: March 12, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Online Tools | Technology

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