An unexpected leader in international charity: The Twin Cities

The Minneapolis–St. Paul area tied with the Seattle area for the 10th-highest number of internationally focused nonprofits in the country in 2013–14.

Why good nonprofit jobs matter

The people we’re depending on to implement sophisticated program models often aren’t positioned for success.

Human services organizations lag in fundraising, but they’re gaining ground

In 2013, human services organizations constituted the largest share of all public charities at 35.5 percent, but they received just 11.7 percent of all charitable contributions.

What are the issues with donor-advised funds?

Recent headlines imply that donor-advised funds reduced money distributed for charitable purposes, but that is misleading, if not wrong.

A “better way” for nonprofits and government to partner to address poverty

The status quo is not acceptable if nonprofits are expected to develop innovative solutions to meet today’s needs.

New IRS data release could transform how we study the nonprofit sector

The datasets contain information that has been publicly available, but the machine-readable, ready-to-analyze format will enable innovation and more effective oversight of the sector.

The Panama Papers raise questions about charitable organizations

Tax evasion schemes account for a small share of the sector, but high-profile leaks like Mossack Fonseca’s can solidify doubts about how charitable these organizations really are.

Which nonprofit sectors were the biggest winners and losers in 2014?

A closer look at Forms 990 and 990-EZ by sector reveals which types of nonprofits saw the biggest changes in revenue in 2014.

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans nonprofits are still growing

The outpouring of support after Katrina paved the way for a surge of nonprofits in New Orleans. But was this growth a sign of real sustainable change?

Seven disciplines for social-sector excellence

How to use data and analytic rigor to improve your organization's performance.