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Indiana Government Officials and Trust in Nonprofits

March 1, 2016

This briefing analyzes the extent to which local government officials (LGOs) -- individuals in strategic positions to assess the contribu-tions of Indiana nonprofits -- say they trust local charities and other nonprofits to do the "right thing" and what may explain such trust. It is the fourth in a series of briefings focusing on non-profit-government relations in Indiana from the Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Di-mensions project. The first three briefings ex-plored LGOs' attitudes toward 2-1-1 services, payments in lieu of [property] taxes or PILOTs, and collaboration between local government and nonprofits. Subsequent briefings will up-date our analysis of attitudes towards PILOTs and other topics. All briefings are available at the project website: www.indiana.edu/~non-prof

Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions

February 27, 2015

This report presents new data on the size, composition, and distribution of paid employment over the 1995-2011 time period in Indiana's private nonprofit organizations in a broad range of industries traditionally dominated by for-profit industries. Nonprofit organizations make significant contributions to the quality of life for the residents of Indiana and are a major force in the state's economy. This is particularly the case for the industries where nonprofits play a major role, such as health care, social assistance, education, arts, culture and recreation, and membership associations. However, very little is known about the large number of nonprofits that are scattered across virtually all other industries in Indiana where for-profit establishments dominate. This report provides an overview of nonprofit employment in all the other "minor" nonprofit industries.

Recessions and Indiana's Nonprofit Employment

February 6, 2014

The overall nonprofit sector in Indiana continued to grow throughout the Great Recession and recovery of the past five years, outperforming other sectors. However, the growth trends were not uniform across nor within nonprofit industries, indicating perhaps worrisome trends for the future of Indiana nonprofits. This report presents new data on the size, composition, and distribution of Indiana's private nonprofit sector from 1995 to 2011 with a particular focus on the two economic recessions during that period. All dollars are adjusted for inflation and are reported in constant 2009 dollars.

Indiana Nonprofit Employment: Trends in Healthcare 1995-2011

September 16, 2013

Nonprofit organizations make significant contributions to the quality of life for the residents of Indiana. They are also a major force in the state's economy and in the economic health of all regions of the state. In particular, health care nonprofits (e.g., hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing and group homes for the elderly or people with disabilities, blood banks, etc.) not only provide critical services but also employ a significant number of workers with average wages higher than in most other Indiana industries This report from the Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions project presents new data on the size, composition, and distribution of paid health care employment in Indiana's private nonprofit sector over the 1995-2011 period. All dollars are adjusted for inflation and are reported in constant 2009 dollars.

Indiana Nonprofit Employment: Historical Trends in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation, 1995-2009

November 1, 2012

Nonprofit organizations make significant contributions to the quality of life for the residents of Indiana. In particular, arts, entertainment, and recreation organizations play an important role in preserving culture, enriching the lives of children and adults, fostering creative expression, and providing sport and entertainment. These organizations may also serve as a powerful economic force for the state by attracting not only tourists, but also a young, educated workforce that can have a major positive impact on regional output and productivity. This report from the Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions project presents new data on the size, composition, and distribution of paid arts, entertainment, and recreation employment in Indiana's private nonprofit sector over the 1995-2009 time period. All dollars are adjusted for inflation and are reported in constant 2009 dollars. Note that there are too few government employees in the arts, entertainment and recreation industry to allow for separate analysis of public sector employment.

Building Stronger Nonprofits Through Better Financial Management: Early Efforts in 26 Youth-Serving Organizations

June 1, 2012

Outlines the Financial Management in Out-of-School Time initiative to improve nonprofits' long-term financial management capacity and reform funding practices that weaken it, challenges participating nonprofits faced, progress to date, and early lessons.

Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2009 Update

August 15, 2011

Analyzes recent trends in the state's nonprofit employment, including proportion of overall employment; payroll growth, distribution, and wages by sector; nonprofit and for-profit wage gap; and proportion of nonprofit workers employed by charities.

Are Nonprofits Trustworthy?

February 28, 2009

Presents findings from a survey of Indiana residents on whether they trust nonprofits and charities to do what is right, compared with governments and corporations. Examines who trusts which institutions and how trust in one affects trust in the others.

Nonprofit Capacity Assessment: Indiana Charities, 2007

May 15, 2007

Presents findings from a survey of Indiana nonprofit organizations about their needs for technical assistance and capacity building. Aims to provide grantmakers with reliable data to inform charitable efforts and strategies in these areas.

Indiana Nonprofits: A Portrait of Religious Nonprofits and Secular Charities

June 1, 2006

Compares sources of revenue, staffing, volunteers, services, governance, financial management, information technology, and other criteria for Indiana faith-based organizations and secular charities. Includes recommendations for policymakers.