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Cross Pollination Helps Teamwork, But Pay Fell Short...

On one side of the mid-sized nonprofits honored in NPT Best Nonprofits to Work For competition sits their smaller counterparts, those with 49 or fewer employees. They are small enough to give outsized operational roles to staff but might not have the funds for major initiatives. On the other side is the large Best Nonprofits […]

Nonprofits Have Struggled to Meet Service, Organizational Demands...

More than half (53%) of nonprofits have had greater demand for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one-third are experiencing higher operating costs. Four in 10 nonprofits have cut operating costs, and one-third have pared back programs or services. That’s some of the data from the authors of Nonprofit Leadership Survey Report 2021 from […]

Direct Cash Blunted Dramatic Rise In Poverty...

Direct cash payments, including stimulus payments and expanded unemployment insurance benefits, helped New Yorkers get by during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Cash assistance was used by individuals to cover things like rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and food. Once basic needs were met, people used cash assistance to pay down credit card […]

Another Record For A Giving Day – $66 Million...

The largest one-day giving event in the United States hit another record this year. The 13th annual North Texas Giving Day eclipsed $66 million in charitable giving from more than 100,000 unique donors to benefit more than 3,300 local nonprofits. North Texas Giving Day for the first time had a presenting sponsor in Amazon. With […]

Strong Boards Score Better On Environmental, Social and Governance...

Companies with well-connected directors and strong board networks score better than companies with weak board networks on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, according to a new report. The Board Matrix: The (ESG) Value of Well-Connected Donors by Temi Olyeniyi and Zack Yang of the S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Quantamental Research examines the relationship between […]

Going Face-To-Face, Not Online Got More People Out To Vote...

When nonprofits offer their clients nonpartisan voting opportunities, their clients are three percentage points more likely to vote than demographically comparable populations who don’t interact with nonprofits, according to data in the Nonprofit Power Report, a new study from Nonprofit VOTE.  That might seem like a small percentage, but given the pilot nature of the […]

Nonprofits Regaining Jobs At Rapid Pace...

Nonprofit job growth saw its strongest two-month recovery since last summer and could return to pre-pandemic levels in about a year, according to the latest estimates from the Center for Civil Society Studies (CCSS) at Johns Hopkins University. The July nonprofit jobs estimates show that organizations gained 67,183 jobs in July compared with June — […]

Nebraska NPOs Might Lose $15.5 Million...

Managers at Nebraska-area nonprofits responding to a recent survey anticipate losing $15.5 million in 2021 due to COVID-19. And while about one-third feel more stable compared to March 2020, 16% said they feel less stable. “Although full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unfolding, it has already laid bare deep inequities and the human […]

Leaders Speak Out On Corporate-Social Partnerships...

Focusing on strengths, being clear and specific, and recognizing the mutual benefits of corporate-social partnerships can turn the traditional philanthropic model into a win-win. “What If They Mean It: Embracing the opportunity of corporate-social sector partnerships,” a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) makes three recommendations for social impact organizations embarking on corporate partnerships: […]

NPT Power & Influence Top 50 (2021)...

The Pandemic Didn’t Social-Distance These Executives From Mission You’d excuse a nonprofit executive for looking to the sky and expecting frogs to be raining down. There are words to describe the past year but they either fall short of comprehensiveness or you simply can’t print them in a professional publication. The year was a showcase […]