Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy Projects Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy CNP _37784270-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) conducts and disseminates research on the role and impact of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. Urban Institute Nonprofit Organizations _37784bb2-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a To promote understanding of civil society and improve nonprofit sector performance through rigorous research, clear analysis and informed policy. _37784d4c-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a Tax Policy and Charities Analyze interactions between the tax system and the charitable sector. _37784e6e-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 1 Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center The Tax Policy and Charities project, a collaboration of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, analyzes the many interactions between the tax system and the charitable sector, with special emphasis on ongoing fiscal debates at both the federal and state levels. Our scope includes income and estate tax deductions for charitable giving; income- and property-tax exemptions for nonprofit organizations; and private foundation excise taxes, among other issues. _37784f36-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a dccb9bdb-e29c-45b4-86c5-66dee9c92e98 Nonprofit Government Contracting and Grants Reveal problems that come with many contracts. _37784fd6-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 2 2010 National Survey of Nonprofit Government Contracting and Grants -- The Urban Institute's Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy reveals that with many contracts come major problems. Fifty-seven percent of the nonprofits, for instance, are bedeviled by contract changes, including cancellation, reduced payments, and postponement. Forty-one percent say government agencies made late payments. _3778506c-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 79aaf913-96d5-4e37-9cd7-13f2c465574c NCCS Community Platform Make data on nonprofit organizations, along with other Urban Institute knowledge resources and interactive tools, useful at the state, municipal and neighborhood levels. _37785102-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 3 Boston Foundation States Municipalities Neighborhoods The Urban Institute's National Center for Charitable Statistics, with initial support from the Boston Foundation, has embarked on a major initiative, the NCCS Community Platform, to make our data on nonprofit organizations, along with other Urban Institute knowledge resources and interactive tools, useful at the state, municipal and neighborhood levels. _3778518e-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 2b0b64fa-ff56-4eb6-a9c9-cdc419d47c79 Outcomes and Effective Practices Portal Create an electronic portal that contains information on outcomes and effective practices for nonprofit leaders and philanthropic donors. _3778521a-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 4 Child Trends and Social Solutions The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute embarked on a new multiyear project to create an electronic portal that contains information on outcomes and effective practices for nonprofit leaders and philanthropic donors. Public and private funders increasingly require nonprofits to demonstrate their effectiveness. Unfortunately, the expertise and tools to do so are often not accessible to nonprofits, or not available at a price they can afford. The demand for guidance and resources led us to begin our work in nonprofit performance measurement. About 18 months ago the Urban Institute joined forces with Child Trends and Social Solutions, a software firm, to develop the envisioned one-stop online portal that will have basic information on outcome indicators, logic models, evidence-based practices and general guidance on performance management. The Outcomes and Effective Practices Portal (OEPP) will provide a full suite of materials for nonprofits seeking to begin measuring outcomes and targeted materials for nonprofits that are seeking indicators and tools to supplement their existing performance measurement efforts. In addition to an introduction to performance measurement, there will be references and links to the best materials that we can find. Nonprofits seeking indicators and measurement tools will be able to download those materials and import them to their spreadsheets. _377852b0-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 5a1dcd8f-a81f-44b4-8dce-2155fb8cde26 The Outcomes Indicators Project Develop a common outcomes framework to help standardize approaches to performance measurement in the nonprofit sector. _37785350-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 5 Center for What Works Everyone from funders to clients wants to know the results of their investment of time and money in nonprofits. Nonprofits, in turn, are eager to get their hands on tools to help them track and report their accomplishments more effectively. The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, along with the Center for What Works, has developed a common outcomes framework to help standardize approaches to performance measurement in the nonprofit sector. This web site contains a full description of our work, along with detailed lists of outcomes sequence charts and indicators available for download and adaptation by interested users. _377853f0-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a bb0e52f0-a66d-424e-8596-5505b334c87a Fundraising Effectiveness Project Enable participating groups to measure and compare their fundraising gain and loss ratios to those of similar organizations. _3778549a-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 6 Association of Fundraising Professionals Nonprofit Organizations 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 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey enables participating groups to measure and compare their fundraising gain and loss ratios to those of similar organizations. _3778553a-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 87307461-e2c5-43c0-9ca9-574bae570dfc Nonprofit Governance Conducted a national representative survey of nonprofit governance. _37785616-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 7 Nonprofit Boards Nonprofit boards are increasingly a focus of those interested in greater accountability and transparency, including policymakers, media, and the public. To help inform current policy debates and initiatives to strengthen nonprofit governance, in 2005 the Urban Institute conducted the first ever national representative survey of nonprofit governance, with over 5,100 participants. _377856d4-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 7e8d34d5-8d75-49e8-8144-5463141629fe The Future of Civil Society Initiative Assess the status of civic participation and advocacy in the United States. _37785792-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 8 In this project we are assessing the status of civic participation and advocacy in the United States, analyzing emerging nonprofits across the country, and conducting a pilot study of immigrant-serving organizations in the Washington DC metro region. _37785850-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a fdfdabf1-b0d5-4732-9c89-b9a4f632696f Emerging Issues in Philanthropy Seminar Series Explore policy issues affecting nonprofits and philanthropy. _37785922-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 9 Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations Convened twice a year in collaboration with the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, these discussion explore policy issues affecting nonprofits and philanthropy from diverse perspectives in a freewheeling exchange. _377859ea-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 3ac5b487-8b82-4250-8389-12a67e5055d1 Philanthropy Projects _37785ab2-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 10 Limited Life Foundations Examine the motivations, strategies, and experiences associated with the decision to "sunset" and comparing the attitudes and practices of perpetual and limited life foundations. _37785b8e-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 10.1 Francie Ostrower Limited Life Foundations: Motivations, Experiences and Strategies by Francie Ostrower - Although most foundations are established in perpetuity, the limited life option is attracting more attention. This monograph helps fill a gap in the literature by examining the motivations, strategies, and experiences associated with the decision to "sunset" and comparing the attitudes and practices of perpetual and limited life foundations. 367a994a-1d1c-48b3-8de9-7bf0f15ebd00 Thomas Foundation's Strategy Examines The Dave Thomas Foundation's philanthropic strategy to enhancing its effectiveness. _37785c6a-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 10.2 Dave Thomas Foundation Francie Ostrower From Awareness to Action: A Case Study of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's Philanthropic Strategy by Francie Ostrower This case study examines The Dave Thomas Foundation's philanthropic strategy to enhancing its effectiveness, identifies lessons that may help other foundations, and draws implications for the respective roles of private and public initiative in addressing major social issues. 353a978f-2c5a-4f26-9f1d-27e971fad3ac Effective Philanthropy Examines grantmakers' approaches to effectiveness. _37785d46-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 10.3 Grantmakers This study examines grantmakers' approaches to effectiveness and presents a typology of effectiveness models. c64b1a67-7317-4dc4-b21e-59c79e3e0d57 Foundation Expenses and Compensation Assess the expense and compensation patterns of independent, corporate, and community foundations. _37785e22-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 10.4 Foundations This is an assessment of the expense and compensation patterns of the nation's 10,000 largest independent, corporate, and community foundations (by giving). f1e9fd1b-b089-42f5-b477-20067927916b Nonprofits after Hurricane Katrina Develop projects to measure, track and provide information on the role of faith- and community-based organizations in rebuilding areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and Rita. _37785f12-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 11 Faith-Based Organizations Community-Based Organizations The Center developed projects to measure, track and provide information on the role of faith- and community-based organizations in rebuilding areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and Rita. We published an assessment report in early 2006 and assembled a comprehensive bibliography of research for a November 2006 conference organized by Urban Institute and the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations. _37786002-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a fb72a5d0-06c4-4d71-a073-771f64dfffea Arts and Culture Conducted studies on the status of arts and cultural organizations, cultural participation, the financial health of the arts and the value of artists and arts in communities. _377860de-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 12 Arts Organizations Cultural Organizations The Center conducted many studies on the status of arts and cultural organizations, cultural participation, the financial health of the arts and the value of artists and arts in communities. In February 2007, the Urban Institute sponsored a forum to discuss rebuilding the arts and culture community in New Orleans. _377861ba-2b76-11e1-827a-96367a64ea2a 4730a461-1c9e-4a24-a658-50150be07df6 2011-12-20 http://www.urban.org/center/cnp/index.cfm Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.