MANP conducts and compiles research on the nonprofit sector to help organizations and individuals better understand the vital role nonprofits play in Maine’s quality of life, and stay aware of trends and issues facing mission-driven organizations.
MANP’s economic impact studies report show through stories and data how nonprofits provide a great return on the investment we make in them. Nonprofits are major employers and significant contributors to the economy. The stories demonstrate how organizations work every day to improve the quality of our lives at a cost that is hard to beat.
Every other year MANP surveys Maine nonprofits and produces a report on nonprofit wages and benefits as a resource for organizations to reference when setting compensation. Member organizations that participate in the survey receive the resulting report for free. Non-participating members and participating non-members receive great discounts.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ annual Fundraising Effectiveness Survey collects fundraising data from nonprofit organizations and enables groups to measure and compare their fundraising gain and loss ratios to those of similar organizations.
This annual report outlines key trends in American Philanthropy. The full report requires purchase, but readers can download highlights for free, and free analysis of this report is common.
A period study conducted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy to examine giving data by ZIP code and income level across the U.S. Interactive maps allow users to explore local data.
This 2015 report profiles New England’s nonprofits and their leaders and recommends three shifts that will help the sector become more sustainable and healthier.
A national index of nonprofit board practices produced by BoardSource.
This report by the New England Foundation for the Arts outlines the many ways nonprofit organizations throughout New England are impacting local and state economies and quality of life.
This annual brief from the Urban Institute highlights trends in the number and finances of 501(c)(3) public charities as well as key findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering.
Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies’ Nonprofit Economic Data project (NED) created Nonprofit Works, an interactive database on the U.S. nonprofit economy, to provide users access to U.S. nonprofit employment, establishment, and wage data on the national, state, county, and industry levels. The site also places the data into context by comparing nonprofits to their counterparts in other sectors, as well as assessing the demand for the services provided by the nonprofit sector by looking at corresponding population and income data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.
Partnering for Impact: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform Task Forces Produce Results for Taxpayers
This 2013 report from the National Council of Nonprofits reviews the creation, recommendations, and implementation activities of joint government-nonprofit contracting reform task forces in nine states to identify trends and insights that can be applied elsewhere.
This report from the Urban Institute provides a snapshot of nonprofit governance policies and practices among operating public charities.
Each year, Nonprofit Finance Fund conducts a State of the Sector survey designed to capture nonprofits’ trends, challenges, and actions across a broad mix of programmatic, financial, and operational indicators.
This annual report, sponsored by the Corporation for National & Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship, analyzes volunteering and civic life in the 50 states and 51 cities across the country. Data includes volunteer rates and rankings, civic engagement trends, and analysis.