How does the latest local and national data regarding the new nonprofit workforce impact you and your nonprofit... and how should you respond? This report integrates data from 350 local nonprofit professionals with data from several national surveys and additional research in order to identify:
- Five major career trends in the evolving nonprofit workplace.
- Key recommendations for how organizations can intentionally respond to attract and retain skilled staff to build the next generation of nonprofit leaders.
- Key recommendations for how individuals working in this field can meaningfully act to chart the course of their careers and the sector.
The nonprofit sector is undergoing significant transformation. Demand for services continues to rise, yet there is less funding available and increased competition for dollars. Organizations are increasingly expected to track results and be accountable to those outcomes. Technological advancements, growth in social media, and demographic shifts are also altering the way donors give and nonprofits operate.
Given these changes, nonprofits must think and work strategically to enhance their impact and long-term sustainability. This new nonprofit landscape is leading more organizations across the country to consider mergers and other forms of strategic collaboration.
Drawing on the experiences of 12 nonprofit organizations in Central Texas that have completed a merger, this report answers the following key questions:
- How common are mergers?
- Why do nonprofits consider merging?
- What factors support successful mergers?
- What are the challenges?
- What are the results?
A summary of the results from 233 respondents to a Greenlights survey aimed at better understanding characteristics and career paths of executives, how leadership transitions will impact organizations, and informing the further development of strategies to address the pending generational shift in leaders.
This survey aims to better understand characteristics and career paths of executives, how leadership transitions will impact organizations, and to inform the further development of strategies to address the pending generational shift in leaders.
This report from BoardSource discusses findings from a survey conducted for the Next Generation and Governance project, which was designed to stimulate thinking and action among nonprofits regarding the roles they can play to engage Generations X and Y in good governance.
Nonprofits are increasingly driven to collect data and use evaluation to strengthen their programs and demonstrate results. Although there have been a number of national studies regarding nonprofit evaluation practices, little was known about evaluation efforts in the Central Texas community. Greenlights has worked to fill this gap by learning more about local evaluation practices and the successes and challenges organizations face. This report highlights our major findings and includes key recommendations for nonprofit leaders and funders.
Did you know that Central Texas has more nonprofits per capita than any other major region in the state and in the Southwest US? This research brief, an update to our 2009 study, highlights data on the number and types of nonprofits in Central Texas.
Ultimately, the question may not be "Do we have too many nonprofits?" but rather, "How can nonprofits work to maximize their effectiveness, efficiency and impact?" Central Texas is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and the need for services in our community will only continue to rise. However, creating new nonprofits (and the duplications of infrastructure this entails) may not always be in our community's best interest.
This report, released by Greenlights in 2009, contains information about the 6309* 501(c)(3) public charities in the Austin MSA.
To learn more about the specific needs of Central Texas nonprofits and their boards, we conducted an intensive research study to evaluate boards and the issues with which they struggle.This inaugural report, released in April 2011, highlights eight key growth opportunities for nonprofit boards of directors.
See the detailed responses from the 2009 Nonprofit Pulse Survey, showing that 66% of Austin area nonprofits have experienced an increase in demand for their services and, over the same period, 54% experienced a drop in contributions.
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Board service just got easier!: Greenlights' OnBoard connects those looking to join a board with the nonprofits that need new board members, while providing information and resources on board service. Check out more than 60 open board positions!
Three research reports released!: Download Measuring Nonprofit Impact, The New Nonprofit Workforce and Nonprofit Mergers and Collaborations.
Resource Library: We've added several new board resources, including a Board Self Assessment and the Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members.