This study’s uniquely complete data set Form 990: 990, 990-EZ, 990 N (new)
This study’s uniquely complete data set Form 990: 990, 990-EZ, 990 N (new) 50 data fields available Keypunched additional 250 fields Combined with NCCS & census data
This study’s uniquely complete data set Objective data: IRS forms U.S. Census Calif Employment Development Dept U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Foundation Center
This study’s uniquely complete data set Objective data: IRS forms U.S. Census Calif Employment Development Dept U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Foundation Center Two surveys: Randomly selected 1,600 Calif residents Self selected 1,400 nonprofit leaders
At every size nonprofit, there are more volunteers than staff
including $1 billion from out-of-state foundations But California foundations send $1.3 billion out-of-state
So: What does the Chamber think? What does the nonprofit sector think?!
Are there more and more California nonprofits every year? Yes No Growing but at slower rate than Subways
California nonprofits are growing in revenue but not in number Figure 13
Where does 63% of the nonprofit sector’s money come from? (other than hospitals & higher ed) Foundations Government Fees-for-service Individuals Corporations Squeezed from stones
Nonprofit revenue sources (does not include hospitals or higher ed) About half of “Contributions” comes from government (arguably earned program revenue)
Are nonprofits policy advocates? Yes No Yes but only a few
Met with public officials or their staff73% Testified to government body53% Belong to coalition that lobbies53% Mobilized constituents on issue42% Encouraged constituents to vote26%
From hidden in plain sight...... to a place at the table
So... implications? Cities: court nonprofits for the jobs they create and retain Candidates: seek out nonprofits because voters care about which candidates support nonprofits Policymakers: leverage the economic and social power of California’s nonprofits in joint efforts Business leaders: work with nonprofits as partners in local economic development
Within the sector: Grantmakers: address disparities among regions and populations in California Nonprofit leaders: drop the hangdog attitude. Together we can build from strength.
What does business think? What do nonprofits think?!
Causes Count is available: A. Download free from www.calnonprofits.org B. Executive Summary download free C. Ten Regional Reports – download free D. Two-minute video Kristen Wolslegel firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Laura Deitrick, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
How you can use Causes Count A. Give print copies to funders, colleagues B. Give copies to elected officials and government administrators C. Invite a speaker D. Embed the 2 minute video on your website E. Buy data sets F. Use tidbits in grant proposals, newsletters and reports. Kristen Wolslegel email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Deitrick, Ph.D. email@example.com