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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.

Value of Volunteer Time

Source: Independent Sector
Independent Sector regularly releases an updated estimate of the national value of volunteer time, as well as state specific values.
Posted on: February 27, 2021
Topics: Data & Research | Volunteer Management

NH Nonprofit Data - In Brief 2019

Source: NH Center for Nonprofits
The Center released the a new report in August 2019, entitled New Hampshire’s Nonprofit Sector in Brief which focuses on the 6,547 charitable nonprofits located in New Hampshire and their economic impact within the state.
Posted on: October 25, 2019
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

Arts and Economic Prosperity IV Report

Source: Americans for the Arts
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is Americans for the Arts’ fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. It documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Posted on: September 22, 2015
Topics: Data & Research

Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices

Source: BoardSource
Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? What matters most when it comes to the board’s roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance? How do boards conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? How are boards composed and organized? Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices answers these questions as the latest in BoardSource’s series of studies tracking and analyzing trends in nonprofit board leadership since 1994.
Posted on: January 27, 2015
Topics: Best Practice | Board | Data & Research | Leadership

Do Competitive Prizes Drive Innovative Solutions?

A new report discusses the increase in government agencies and philanthropic organizations staging competitions as a way to promote innovation in solving difficult technological, social, and environmental problems.
Posted on: June 20, 2014
Topics: Data & Research | Philanthropy

Using Outcomes to Measure Nonprofit Success

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
An explanation for the focus on overhead might be that it's the only measure of success that most donors have access to. This articles looks at the other measures of success and why outcomes, which is the hardest to measure, is the most important.
Posted on: July 10, 2013
Topics: Data & Research

The Downsides of Impact-based Evaluations

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
As much as nonprofits dislike accounting-based evaluations (the dreaded overhead), there are some advantages to this over impact-based methods.
Posted on: July 10, 2013
Topics: Data & Research

The New Hampshire Nonprofit Sector: IN BRIEF

​In what could be called an update of the 2008 publication of Essentials, the Center has compiled updated statistical information to provide nonprofit leaders, board members, policy makers and business partners with an in-depth overview that they can utilize in ongoing policy-making discussions. In Brief is required reading for anyone who wants to take their advocacy efforts to the next level or enhance their understanding of the state's complex nonprofit sector. 
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Posted on: April 24, 2011
Topics: Publications

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