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Public trust is the currency of the nonprofit sector. The public's belief that nonprofits will "do the right thing" is one of the central reasons the sector exists. Communities have relied upon nonprofits to provide trusted sources of information, life-sustaining services, environmental stewardship, and places of refuge for centuries. In today's highly polarized environment, understanding and managing trust has never been more important for organizations to own their license to operate, lead, and succeed. Given the outsized importance of trust, it is imperative to assess the status of that trust and how the sector can strengthen our most valuable asset.Independent Sector, in partnership with Edelman Data & Intelligence, is releasing this second annual report of survey findings that explore the nuances of trust in American nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Building on Independent Sector's four decades of bringing together the charitable community for the common good and Edelman's experience studying trust in both the global and U.S. context, we set out to conduct two national surveys, totaling 8,000 American adults, to assess general population trust in the sector (philanthropy and nonprofits) and uncover the factors that drive trust in the sector.
Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research;
The 2016 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy report analyzes the health of San Diego's nonprofit sector, identifies important trends, and reports on leadership perspectives. In addition to an annual summary of the Caster Center's State of Nonprofits Quarterly Index (SONP Index) this report draws on the most recently available data about nonprofits from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Employment Development Department (EDD). These data are synthesized with feedback from Trend Reporters along with the 2016 Nonprofit Leader Survey sent to executive level management in San Diego County to provide the most comprehensive picture of San Diego's nonprofit and philanthropic sector available.
In partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, BTW informing change and Leadership that Works, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services launched the Coaching and Philanthropy Project (CAP) to assess and advance coaching as a strategy for building effective nonprofit organizations.The CAP Project is a deep dive into learning about the nonprofit sector's support for and use of coaching, something no one has examined to this extent before. The result is a large body of information and ideas that the CAP Project seeks to consolidate and share with peers in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors and in the field of coaching.This guide draws on data that we have collected for more than three years as part of the second phase of the CAP Project. During this period, we have gathered information and suggestions from hundreds of individuals, including nonprofit leaders who have received coaching, coaches who have provided coaching to nonprofit leaders, intermediaries and others who arrange for nonprofit coaching, and grantmakers who support coaching in a variety of ways for their nonprofit grantees
The Foundation Review;
This article argues that people are the primary asset that drives performance in the social sector, but that despite their importance they are undersupported. Funders could make major strides in their own effectiveness and in the performance of their grantees by explicitly investing in grantee talent and talent-support systems. Such support could build a critical mass of diverse leadership in society and dramatically improve the ability of the social sector to advance social change. The first part of this article reframes the talent challenge facing the nonprofit sector, highlighting urgent issues and chronic structural flaws. The second part proposes the Talent Philanthropy Framework as a means to address this challenge.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
Explores the development of early nonprofit academic centers and the roles that academic innovators played in the development and sustainability of these centers.
Oregon Community Foundation;
The Giving in Oregon project of The Oregon Community Foundation has documented philanthropy in Oregon for more than a decade. Giving in Oregon offers an objective analysis of donations to 10,369 Oregon nonprofit organizations in 2010 (the most recent data available), representing 68% of the state's registered 501(c)3s.The purpose of this report is twofold: to provide an objective overview of charitable giving in Oregon, and to challenge ourselves individually to be part of the giving community. While the amount given is important, the act of giving is equally significant.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation;
Argues for improving the supply of and demand for information and strengthening intermediaries and interactions to boost strategic grantmaking, effective nonprofit operations, and dialogue about transparency, organizational performance, and social impact.
The book is a primer offering guidance for the establishment of health conversion foundations when nonprofit hospitals change status to for-profit.
Understand the world of nonprofits, and where foundations and other forms of giving fit in. A nonprofit is an organization that exists to benefit the public and isn't in the business of making money. Any profits it earns aren't distributed to shareholders, like a for-profit business does; rather, any profits are used to further the organization's mission or charitable purpose. Nonprofits come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small, community-based organizations run by volunteers, and others are large, complex, professionally run businesses. Internationally, nonprofits are often referred to as NGOs (nongovernmental organizations). To become a nonprofit, an organization must apply to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the U.S. federal government, which is the agency to which everyone pays taxes. Once the organization receives nonprofit status from the IRS (a letter that confirms the government agrees it is a nonprofit), it is exempt from paying income taxes (meaning, it doesn't have to do it). The IRS calls these types of organizations 501(c)(3)s -- signifying their special "tax exempt" status.
Community Wealth Ventures, Inc.;
This report is the third one in a series produced by Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) and Community Wealth Ventures. It emphasises lessons learned and features a series of essays from funders, recipients, and leaders in the field. It also includes comprehensive profiles of 50 national and international organisations involved in high-engagement grantmaking, as well as a detailed analysis of survey data tracking trends in the field. Prior reports in this series include: 'Venture philanthropy 2001: the changing landscape' and 'Venture Philanthropy 2000: landscape and expectations'.
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy;
Diversity on nonprofit boards in the United States has been widely studied. A great deal of research has focused on this area, exploring topics such as the level of diversity, the motivations for increased diversity, and the benefits diversity seems to deliver. Despite such research, little is known about how increasing the diversity on nonprofit boards affects board engagement and impact. This study addresses this gap by answering two questions:which organisational attributes correlate with board diversity?How is board diversity related to organisational action?
The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP);
Based on survey responses from 170 nonprofit CEOs on The Center for Effective Philanthropy's Grantee Voice panel and 187 foundation leaders who primarily oversee programmatic work at their organizations, this report provides a comprehensive examination of foundations' efforts to strengthen grantee organizations and leaders. The data reveals that foundations are not as in touch with nonprofits' needs as they think they are, and that both foundations and nonprofits alike have a role to play in closing the gap between the support nonprofits need and the support foundations provide.The findings in this report can help foundations and nonprofits better understand how they can work together to build organizations that are well positioned to make a difference.