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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.

Indiana Nonprofit Employment: Trends in Education, 1995-2009

May 30, 2012

Presents findings about nonprofit employment in colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, and junior colleges, including the rate of increase and share among nonprofit industries, organization size, payroll, and average annual wages.

Transplanted Philanthropy: Why African Community Foundations Cannot Bloom Where They Have Been Planted

April 5, 2012

This research set out to find out if African public charity grant making institutions have been able, over the years, to match their local fundraising with their stated objectives of developing local philanthropy, ending dependence on foreign donors, and thus creating opportunities for ordinary Africans to participate in their own development.

Financial Literacy and Knowledge in the Nonprofit Sector

February 29, 2012

Analyzes survey findings about nonprofit professionals' knowledge of financial management, areas for improvement, underutilized indicators for programmatic and financial decision making, variations in board involvement, and policies and procedures.

The Nonprofit Research Collaborative Summer/Early Fall 2011

September 1, 2011

Fundraising data are typically collected at the organization level and seldom aggregated across different types and sizes of charitable organizations. This Nonprofit Research Collaborative Summer/Early Fall 2011 report is one step in the direction to collect data about current charitable organizational practices around fundraising. The survey asked about the directions of change in giving in the first half of 2011, fundraising methods used, where organizations are investing more in fundraising, and when (or if) organizations track fundraising costs, including direct expenses and staff time. A special section of the survey asked about campaigns—including special projects, capital, endowment, or comprehensive campaigns.

The 2010 Nonprofit Fundraising Survey: Funds Raised in 2010 Compared with 2009

March 1, 2011

More organizations saw growth (43 percent) than declines (33 percent). Combined, two‐thirds of respondents said they saw contributions increase or stay about the same as in 2009. This is an improvement over a year ago at the same time, when 46 percent reported a decline and only 54 percent saw growth or stable contributions levels.  A far larger share in 2010 saw stable amounts of contributions received (24 percent versus 11 percent last year at this time). The shift between 2009 and 2010 is from "decreased" to "about the same".  The results in this wave are an improvement over the November 2010 survey conducted by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative. At that time, 36 percent of responding charities reported an increase and 37 percent reported a decrease in the first nine months of 2010. This suggests that the "uptick" in giving anticipated in the last weeks of 2010 might have occurred, but nonetheless, the growth in contributions received did not match expectations for the year.

Family Philanthropy Beyond Borders: Best Practices for Family Foundations with Geographically Dispersed Board Members 2011

January 1, 2011

This study investigated how family foundations manage governance, decision making, and, especially, daily work activities when the number of local board members diminishes. In most foundations interviewed, either all or a high proportion of board members do not live in the region where the foundation is headquartered. In many of the foundations, the majority of grant funds are directed to organizations located in regions other than where board members live.The case studies show that in most foundations, board members remain engaged in governance, strategic decision making, and grantmaking activities even when the board is geographically dispersed. However, a few board members participate in staff-oriented roles when the foundation office and grantmaking remain tied to one region and the board members live elsewhere. In two of the ten cases, family board members do remain engaged in staff-oriented roles. These board members are paid by the foundation to undertake staff-like responsibilities. In one of those, the family member is the only person paid to manage the foundation.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Survey: November 2010

November 1, 2010

In this ninth annual survey of nonprofit organizations (charities and foundations), respondents answered questions comparing their organizations' total contributions in the first nine months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009. Nearly the same percentage of organizations reported that giving was up as those that reported giving was down. Of the about 2,500 responses, 36 percent said giving rose and 37 percent said giving fell, while the other 26 percent reported that total giving remained the same.

The Nonprofit Research Collaborative: November 2010 Fundraising Survey

November 1, 2010

In this ninth annual survey of nonprofit organizations (charities and foundations), respondents answered questions comparing their organizations' total contributions in the first nine months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009. Nearly the same percentage of organizations reported that giving was up as those that reported giving was down. Of the about 2,500 responses, 36 percent said giving rose and 37 percent said giving fell, while the other 26 percent reported that total giving remained the same.

Giving in Greater Kansas City: Summary of Charitable Contributions in 2007

July 24, 2009

Examines trends in charitable giving by individuals, foundations, corporations, and bequests to charities working in nine issue areas. Analyzes giving to local groups, average household giving, and giving by issue area compared with U.S. trends.

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.

Georgia Gives 2008: Charitable Giving in Georgia

December 3, 2008

Analyzes 2007 data on individual, foundation, and corporate giving in Georgia: who gave, how much, why, and to which causes and groups. Compares data by religious affiliation, income, and education, and between the Atlanta area and the rest of the state.