State of the Sector Surveys: Past Results
2014 survey generously supported by:
The survey of over 5,000 respondents uncovered shared challenges that nonprofits are facing despite signs of economic recovery, and the wide-ranging steps they are taking to survive and succeed.
2013 survey generously supported by:
The survey of nearly 6,000 respondents revealed that 2012 was a year in which organizations either made or planned to make significant changes in order to cope with mounting economic stress.
2012 survey generously supported by:
The survey of more than 4,500 respondents at nonprofits across the country shared the details of how they are adapting their organizations and finances to economic conditions.
2011 survey generously supported by:
The survey of more than 1,900 nonprofit leaders in markets nationwide found that while there are some signs of hope, many nonprofits are straining under year-after-year increases in the demand for services.
The 2010 Survey told the story of the relentless pursuit of mission in our sector. It followed up on our 2009 Survey, which revealed that nonprofits nationwide were hit hard by the financial conditions of late 2008 and 2009. The 1,315 responses showed that many nonprofit leaders persisted in their innate optimism, despite their predictions of an even more difficult year to come.
- Press Release
- Survey Brochure: See a clear snapshot of the results, with charts, key points, and respondent comments.
- Full Results: Detailed charts and tables mapped to each survey question.
- In their Words: We asked nonprofits what they were most proud of about their response to the economic challenges. Here are some of the many extraordinary stories.
- Media Coverage
The 2009 survey revealed that America's nonprofits, including the "lifeline" organizations that many depend on for food, shelter, and other basic services, are strained to the breaking point. The survey of 986 nonprofit leaders in markets nationwide captured the financial state and challenges facing these organizations.