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Nonprofit Charitable, Civic, and Social Organizations

SIC 8641 | NAICS 813410

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Civic, Social, and Youth Organizations  (view report)
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast

Urban Institute
Nonprofit Almanac and Almanac Briefs

Nonprofit almanac updated annually by almanac briefs provides detailed data on the nonprofit sector, with topics covered in these publications including size and scope of this sector, revenue sources for reporting charities, revenue and outlay trends, charitable contributions in current and constant dollars, charitable donations by type of charity, and volunteering in terms of numbers, hours, and dollar value.

First Research
Nonprofit Institutions
Business & Professional Associations / Grantmaking Foundations
Health Fund-Raising Organizations / Member Organizations
Religious Organizations / Social Assistance Organizations

First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.

National Center for Charitable Statistics
Data and Statistics / Geographical Focus

NCCS serves as a national clearinghouse for data on the nonprofit sector, with resources available from NCCS including the data and statistics section that provides detailed facts and figures for this sector and allows users to build custom reports using a variety of criteria and the geographic focus section that provides data on nonprofits and charitable giving on a state, county, and zip code level.

Giving USA Foundation
Giving USA Report

Annual report provides a comprehensive overview of charitable giving in the U.S., with topics covered in the report including key factors affecting charitable giving, giving by source and allocation of gifts by type of recipient in current and constant dollars, individual contributions as a percentage of personal income, corporate contributions as a percentage of profits, and total giving as a percentage of GDP.

Blackbaud, Inc.
Information resources available from this organization include:

BlackBaud Index
Interactive online tool provides a three-month moving median of year-over-year changes in overall and online giving by month for the last twelve months, and allows viewers to further customize this data based on revenue size and/or sector (e.g., arts/culture/humanities, environment/animals, faith based, healthcare, education, human services, public and society benefit, and international affairs.)

Charitable Giving Report
Annual report analyzes charitable giving trends in the U.S., with content sections in the most recent report including summary of research findings, overall giving trends, giving trends by month, giving trends by sector, percentage of fund raising from online sources, percentage of online donations from mobile devices, key report findings, Blackbaud index, and benchmarking your organization.

Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Nonprofit Charitable, Civic, and Social Organizations  Search for "813" to see reports for specific types of organizations

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Nonprofit Institutions

Financial information section of these profiles provides income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios by revenue size, with nonprofit organizations covered separately in individual profiles including health fund-raising organizations, grantmaking foundations, religious organizations, social assistance organizations, business and professional associations, and membership organizations.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

The NonProfit Times
Salary and Benefits Report

Comprehensive annual report provides detailed compensation and benefits information for over 250 job positions, with compensation data provided for each position including base salary, bonus, and total cash compensation broken down by operating budget, field of work, and geographic region and statistical measures provided for each category including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles.

Council on Foundations
Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report

Annual salary report provides detailed information on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations and corporate giving programs, with compensation data provided for 35 full-time job positions reported by foundation type, asset size, and geographic region and statistical measures provided for each reporting category including average, median, and 25th and 75th percentiles.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Compensation & Benefits Report

Annual survey of AFP members provides a comprehensive analysis of compensation and benefits in the fundraising profession, with compensation data reported for each job position categorized by subsector, organizational budget, geographic location, level of education, and years of experience. Individual reports for selected job positions are also available by job title and organization function.
Guidestar Nonprofit Compensation Report

Comprehensive annual report provides detailed compensation data for 14 job categories by NTEE classification and budget size on a national, state, and metropolitan statistical area level based on data reported to the IRS on Forms 990 and 990-EX, with statistical measures provided for each of these job categories including average, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles.

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