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We are BIG fans of data, so we make it a priority to stay up to date on the latest numbers and stats in the world of nonprofits and small businesses. With this in mind, we have compiled a library of reports that have helped to shape how we do business and address our clients’ needs. The research we’ve compiled represents just some of what influences our decision making and methodology. We pride ourselves on remaining adaptive and responsive to the needs of our clients. 

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COVID-19 Impact on Pennsylvania Nonprofits

COVID-19 Impact on Pennsylvania Nonprofits

To document the economic impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector, The Pittsburgh Foundation commissioned a survey to ask nonprofits how the pandemic has affected a variety of factors, including new operating expenses, revenue losses, numbers of clients served and impacts on their workforce, such as layoffs or pay cuts. Survey findings were captured in a new report, Impacts of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania Nonprofits, which reported revenue losses of $612 million and new operating expenses of $95.3 million, for a total of $708 million. Based on the data collected from 800 nonprofits – 2% of the state’s total – the actual economic toll to organizations ranging from child care centers to arts organizations balloons to billions of dollars.
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Outsourcing Back-Office Support in Small Nonprofits, Pitfalls and Possibilities

Outsourcing Back-Office Support in Small Nonprofits, Pitfalls and Possibilities

This paper was researched and written by the Management Assistance Group (MAG), with funding by and substantive collaboration with the Meyer Foundation. It is Phase II of a study intended to identify innovative approaches to help smaller, community‐based social change organizations address their administrative, finance, and other office support needs. The overall study was also intended to discover the conditions under which certain approaches work well and identify barriers that prevent organizations from taking advantage of alternative approaches to handling various back‐office support functions
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The Voice of Charities Facing COVID-19 Worldwide

The Voice of Charities Facing COVID-19 Worldwide

In its third COVID-19 survey conducted from May 28 to June 3, CAF America captured the voice of 414 organizations that are fighting unprecedented challenges to remain resilient as the coronavirus global pandemic crisis ravages the philanthropic sector. The respondent charitable organizations’ work spans 125 countries and approximately 30% of the survey respondents are organizations that have not participated in the previous two surveys.
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