Nonprofit Research Collaborative

Nonprofit Research Collaborative studies charitable fundraising at nonprofit organizations. They aim to reduce the survey burden on charities by combining originally separate studies into single, planned series. Surveys look at fundraising proceeds trends, different fundraising methods, board engagement in fundraising, capital campaigns, and staffing and budgets for fundraising. Study reports are issued two to three times per year and are available for free download. PowerPoint slides are also available for purchase to help nonprofit organizations share the study findings. Sharing the study findings helps organizations decide on the right fundraising methods and best practices based on what has worked for other organizations.

Nonprofit Research Collaborative partners with the following agencies:

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Association of Philanthropic Counsel
  • CFRE International
  • Campbell Rinker
  • Giving USA Foundation
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute

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For the benefit of the nonprofit sector everywhere, we wanted to provide resources for ways we can continue to operate and grow within this era. And once social distancing begins to fade, what lessons can we take from this to improve our operations permanently. Come back often for more updates.