CNCS researchers examined whether demographic, socioeconomic, or other observable factors could be used to distinguish between volunteers who mentor and the general population of volunteers who do not mentor, as well as to determine which of the above factors are most influential in predicting... (continued)
Since religious organizations play a key role in producing Americans' volunteer experiences, this brief explores the volunteer management capacity of congregations and charities with a religious mission.
This report summarizes a recent exploration of the nature and extent of the associational life of the Grand Boulevard community on Chicago's South Side. In addition, the project surveyed a representative sample of those citizens' associations' leaders concerning their current... (continued)
This publication summarizes the state volunteer protection laws. There continue to be a wide range of exceptions to the protections afforded under these laws, as well as other differences reflecting the preferences or specific concerns of the state legislatures.
This research focuses primarily on the recruitment within the state of Florida
assessing demographics of AmeriCorps members, current trends, strategies and reasons or motivations that may attract AmeriCorps participants. The study further reviews recruitment efforts where they were most... (continued)
This report analyzes data from U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2002-2006, tracing the volunteer habits of the same sample of Baby Boomers over two consecutive years, as well as a similar sample of pre-Boomers.
Over the past two decades we have seen a growing body of research that indicates volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social benefits. This research has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates,... (continued)
This report is the fourth in a series of briefs reporting on findings from a 2003 survey of volunteer management capacity among charities and congregations. The focus of this brief is the creation and use of a single measure of volunteer benefits and management challenges, a score we refer to as “net benefits.”
This paper examines the lessons learned from mergers, alliances and joint ventures involving local nonprofits.
This paper is based on detailed case studies of four nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh region: The Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, and Glade Run Lutheran Services and interviews with senior nonprofit managers for their perspectives on strategic planning and implementation..
This paper discusses the strategies for collaboration, systems change and sustainability in order to open up a new options in the extended thinking and planning nonprofits are already doing.
This paper presents a helpful guideline for community foundations to use in the important due diligence that should come before giving any initiative the green light. This report reflects the experiences of the seven California community foundations participating in the James Irvine Foundation's... (continued)
This guide will help any organization strengthen itself by enhancing connections with the community’s assets, strengthen the community by investing in the community’s assets, and strengthen current and future community-based projects, activities and proposals.
. Based on an in-depth qualitative case study of a single, Canadian, nonprofit human services organization, this article proposes that being business-like in a nonprofit setting can be understood in at least four distinct categories: as goals of programs, as organization of either... (continued)
The following list outlines the foundation for registered nonprofit organizations conducting business in the state of Michigan – the basic documentation, systems and support mechanisms that will enhance accountability, sustainability and effectiveness. This tool is focused on the infrastructure you should have in place.
This publication acts as a tool to explain the basics of what a non-profit is and portray a realistic picture of what is involved in getting a new non-profit up and running. The booklet also provides information specific to faith based and religious institutions, discusses the changing face of... (continued)
Application for applying for Texas state tax exemption for charitable organizations.
Mind map of the process of becoming a Texas Nonprofit corporation and obtaining IRS Section 501 (c)(3) tax exempt determination
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This Digest is a first step toward finding new skills and new resources for financially stability in nonprofits by describing social entrepreneurship and provides examples of endeavors undertaken by almost a dozen nonprofits in the Chicago Metro area.
This checklist provides a brief outline of some of the more important issues that directors and/or executive staff of a charity, whether incorporated or not, may want to consider in ensuring due diligence in the operation of the charity, as well as an overview of liability exposure faced by charities in Canada and... (continued)
Nonprofit organizations are a crucial link in our nation’s emergency preparedness and disaster response efforts, but their role is not always well integrated into disaster planning. This brief highlights the lessons learned from the Urban Institute’s assessment of the American Red Cross September 11th Recovery Program.
This guide offers practical advice to help other nonprofits take full advantage of outcome data, identifying a variety of ways to use the data and describing specific methods for pursuing each use. It is a valuable tool for ensuring that outcome measurement fulfills the promise of helping organizations increase their effectiveness and... (continued)
A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Effective Questionnaires and Survey Procedures for Program Evaluation & Research
This fact sheet provides guidance for constructing survey questionnaires and developing procedures to administer them so they achieve valid and reliable results.
Making Use of Outcome Information for Improving Services: Recommendations for Nonprofit Organizations
The report identifies 18 factors that affect NPOs' use of outcome information. Chief among these was availability of staff time, funds and expertise. Staff availability to collect and analyze data and limited computer technology was a recurring concern for the NPOs. The report provides recommendations to... (continued)