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A Spotlight on San Diego's Third Sector - November 2006

In conjunction with the University of San Francisco's Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management, the Center produced a report focused on the contributions of the San Diego nonprofit sector to the local economy. This report's intent is to create an understanding of the nonprofit sector, measure its capacity... (continued)

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Initial Market Survey

To ensure the center provides products that meet the demands of its constituents, a market survey has been mailed to 1,500 San Diego nonprofits. The results of this survey will help to define the scope of services offered through the Center, and will be used to guide decisions on future topics of study. The survey focuses on services in the... (continued)

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Report on Nonprofit Executive Transition

Recent national studies of executives in the nonprofit field have indicated that the sector will soon be facing a massive transition in leadership. In this study, the Center sought to define and understand the challenges posed by executive transition, and how it pertains specifically to San Diego nonprofit sector. Particular... (continued)

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Beyond Regulation: Tools for Promoting Ethical Action in Nonprofit Organizations

For a full year more than 168 nonprofit practitioners participated in a dialogue series about nonprofit ethics that culminated in a large-scale forum on October 27, 2006. The result of this thoughtful deliberation was a discussion guide that can be used by nonprofits during board and/or... (continued)

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Alumni Perspectives: Evaluation of the Nonprofit Leadership and Management Masters Program

In spring 2008 the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, along with the SOLES Director of Assessment, completed an alumni survey. The survey focused on how well the Nonprofit Leadership and Management program learning outcomes prepared the alumni for... (continued)

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The Grantmaking Report: Foundation and Corporate Giving in the San Diego Region

This report is a collaboration between San Diego Grantmakers and the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research. The overriding questions that this research leads us to ask are how can our community leverage our growing philanthropic resources, inspire more giving... (continued)

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Looking for the Upside in the Downturn: Time-Tested Models of Nonprofit Innovation

We searched the country (including our own backyard) to select a handful of time-tested strategies that nonprofits have been using to improve their operations. We hope your organization will find the information useful as well.

Completed: June 2009
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Applied Projects Organizational Impact Report 2009

The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, along with the SOLES Director of Assessment Support conducted an evaluation of the applied projects portion of the Nonprofit Leadership and Management Masters Program. This study determined whether student-led projects had an impact on the nonprofit... (continued)

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Operating in Uncertain Times: How Economic Conditions Have Affected San Diego County's Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sectors

How have San Diego County's nonprofit and philanthropic organizations been managing during the economic downturn? This report: Operating in Uncertain Times, highlights the strategies and approaches taken by some of the County's largest nonprofit and philanthropic providers.
Completed: January 2010

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2011 National Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey

The 2011 national Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey™ is intended to provide a snapshot of current employment practices and discuss the economic trends and implications of employment practices in the sector. This report, which has been produced annually by Nonprofit HR Solutions since 2007, includes responses from... (continued)

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Applied Projects Organizational Impact Report 2011

For USD's Nonprofit Leadership and Management Graduate Program.

In fall 2010, the Caster Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research administered a survey to explore the impact of student-led applied projects on client organizations and the local community. The survey is the second part of a community impact... (continued)

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The Grantmaking Report: Foundation Giving in the San Diego Region{by

Foundation grantmaking in San Diego plays a critical role in furthering the efforts of the nonprofit sector. These efforts, which range from the provision of human services to arts and culture initiatives, affect the lives of all San Diegans. The Grantmaking Report periodically benchmarks foundation giving in the San Diego region.

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Annual State of Nonprofits 2013

It is hard to believe, but prior to the Caster Center’s first publication in 2006, A Spotlight on San Diego’s Third Sector, nobody knew how many nonprofits were located in San Diego County, let alone anything about their major activities, capacity, or contributions to our larger economy. Since that time, the Caster Center team has... (continued)

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Applied Projects Evaluation - 2013

Impact research on the applied projects USD's Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.A. students conducted for nonprofits/philanthropies during the last several years.

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Applied Projects Evaluation - Interim Report November 2012

In order to assess the value of applied projects completed by NPLM students for client nonprofit organizations, evaluation surveys are sent biannually. The statistics below demonstrate key findings from 69 responses to surveys administered during both the spring and fall of 2011 and 2012. The quotations... (continued)

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The Appreciated Sector: Public Confidence in San Diego County Nonprofit Organizations

The Appreciated Sector: Public Confidence in San Diego County Nonprofit Organizations

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A Spotlight on San Diego's Third Sector

A Spotlight on San Diego's Third Sector

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