• Description

Key findings:

  • A significantly lower proportion of nonprofits report advocating or lobbying compared to 20 years ago.
  • Mission plays the largest role in determining nonprofit advocacy and lobbying.
  • Today, significantly fewer nonprofits know advocacy activities they are legally allowed to do compared to 20 years ago.
  • Although a majority of nonprofits have a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement, only 36% of them engage in policy activities to create more equitable systems.
  • Nonprofits that belong to collaborative groups advocate at higher rates than those that are not members.
  • Only 13% of nonprofits conduct nonpartisan activities to help people vote.