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Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Special Reports - Economic Stimulus and Recovery in 2009
In 2009, the National Council of Nonprofits created the following series of reports as part of its Nonprofit Economic Vitality Center, an online clearinghouse of resources designed to help nonprofits cope with the nation’s economic crisis.
Nonprofits Need to Continue to Transform to Ensure Future Success
Discipline and diligence with respect to procedures and controls is the first line of defense for maintaining high-quality programs and financial viability.
Small Business Administration
Florida local offices, Jacksonville and Miami, of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The U.S. SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Economic and Demographic Research
The Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) is a research arm of the Florida Legislature principally concerned with forecasting economic and social trends that affect policy making, revenues, and appropriations.
Community Needs Assessment
The Community Needs Assessment is designed to assist mental health stakeholders in determining the current strengths and service gaps in their local mental health system. The information obtained from the Community Needs Assessment will illuminate for stakeholders what needs to be addressed in order to transform the current mental health system.
Convergence: How Five Trends Will Reshape the Social Sector
Research identified five key trends converging to reshape the social sector. While each dynamic has profound implications for how nonprofits will do business in the future, it is their convergence that will transform the sector. The driving question will be, “What do we want to accomplish?” Successful organizations will quickly move beyond traditional assumptions about how those goals are attempted and think creatively about structural forms, recognizing that different goals demand new solutions.
The Effect of the Economy on the Nonprofit Sector: A June 2010 Survey
Among the other findings:
-- Eight percent of respondents indicated that their organizations were in imminent danger of closing.
-- To balance budgets, 17 percent of respondents reduced program services, and 11 percent laid off employees.
-- More than 60 percent of participants reporting decreased contributions attributed the drop to a decline in both the number of individual donors and the size of their donations.
-- Among organizations that use volunteers, 17 percent used one or more in what had formerly been paid positions.
-- About a third (32 percent) of organizations increased their reliance on volunteers, whereas 9 percent experienced a decline.