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The nonprofit sector has been growing steadily, both in size and financial impact, for more than a decade. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of nonprofits has increased 25 percent; from 1,259,764 million to 1,574,674 million today. The growth rate of the nonprofit sector has surpassed the rate of both the business and government sectors.

In 2010, nonprofits contributed products and services that added $779 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product; 5.4 percent of GDP. Nonprofits are also a major employer, accounting for 9 percent of the economy’s wages, and over 10 percent of jobs in 2009. Read more.

Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy

The UI Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy celebrated 15 years with a series of 15th Anniversary events to bring into focus the big issues facing society and the nonprofit sector. More

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A New Model for the Provision of Affordable Homeownership (Research Report)
Brett Theodos, Christina Plerhoples, William Monson

This report explores the approach to encouraging homeownership practiced by Homewise, a homeownership organization based in New Mexico. Homewise differs from many other homeownership organizations in that it lowers required downpayments and monthly payments, and has a vertically integrated model, from initial inquiry to final financing and post-purchase services. The report describes the Homewise model and presents evidence on the characteristics and outcomes of Homewise clients. Homewise's model suggests that with a carefully structured, vertically integrated system, homeownership can be encouraged in ways that better align risks and incentives for the counselor, borrower, and lender.

Posted to Web: March 04, 2015Publication Date: March 04, 2015

National Center for Charitable Statistics Discovers Unauthorized Access to Form 990 and e-Postcard Filing Systems for Nonprofit Organizations (Press Release)
Urban Institute

The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) recently discovered that an unauthorized party or parties gained access to the Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for nonprofit organizations.

Posted to Web: February 24, 2015Publication Date: February 24, 2015

Urban Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announce Multi-Year Collaboration to Help Strengthen the Firm's Philanthropic Impact (Press Release)
Urban Institute

The Urban Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co. today launched a multi-year program that aims to inform and assess the impact of JPMorgan Chase’s key philanthropic initiatives.

Posted to Web: February 05, 2015Publication Date: February 05, 2015

2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report (Research Report)
Urban Institute, Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute and the Association of Fundraising Professionals established the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) to conduct research on fundraising effectiveness and help nonprofit organizations increase their fundraising results. Piloted in November 2006, FEP collects fundraising data from nonprofit organizations beginning with data for 2004-2005. The 2014 report, the latest in the annual series, incorporates data from 3,576 organizations that contributed data for 2012-2013.

Posted to Web: December 23, 2014Publication Date: December 01, 2014

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