Research, Reports, and Data on the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofits depend upon quality research to, among other things, increase their understanding, improve their operations and programs, and advance their public policy and public awareness initiatives.

Nonprofit Impact Matters: How America’s Charitable Nonprofits Strengthen Communities and Improve Lives

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In addition to telling the story of the nonprofit sector from the nonprofit perspective, the Nonprofit Impact Matters site houses extensive data, up-to-date research, and key facts on the sector, including state-by-state nonprofit data and reports.
Read the report and view additional nonprofit sector research and data


Recent Reports from the National Council of Nonprofits

State Nonprofit Economic Impact Reports


More Reports from the National Council of Nonprofits


Notable Regularly Updated Reports on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector


Sources of Research on the Nonprofit Sector