In our industry, we can often feel like we are wrestling a bear with no audience to cheer us on. It is easy to see ourselves as a small entity trying to change a big problem. But we also see the web of influence that the sector has when we zoom out for the bigger picture view.
Nonprofit Impact Matters, a new report released by the National Council of Nonprofits, highlights the work of America’s 1.3 million charitable nonprofits and examines their impact on the people and communities they serve. From improving lives to bolstering local, state, and national economies, we know that nonprofits matter.
This new report tells the story of the nonprofit community from the nonprofit perspective. It brings together fresh national and state data about nonprofits, places that data into a real‑world context, and applies practical analysis, all designed to share insights on the significant impact that America’s charitable nonprofits have in strengthening communities and improving lives.
Not only can the report bolster your belief that nonprofit work is valuable, but you can also use it to:
- justify funding asks to donors & foundations via numbers & trends
- position your nonprofit as a trusted source of knowledge on the industry
- strengthen relationships with policymakers
- train board members and staff on impact sharing & industry best practice