How Food For the Poor gained confidence in the research they already paid for
We have served a number of nonprofits – from large faith-based organizations to chapters of national social service networks. We have created surveys, conducted needs assessments, set up internal program evaluations, provided oversight on data collection, performed basic to high level statistical analysis, and been a sounding board for screening ideas. Our services go beyond the nonprofit realm as well, into the business, medical health, and academic worlds, and for each of these, more often than not, our clients keep returning to us because of the quality of our work, the skills we embed into their organization, and the collaborative relationship we build along the way. We would love to help you succeed at whatever place in the process you find yourself.
We have taken our experience, along with the knowledge and experience of others’ in the field, and put together several whitepapers that should provide you with practical steps to move forward. If there is anything that you would like us to write about, please let us know!
The Outcome Indicators Project, sponsored by the Urban Institute, offers a framework for measuring and tracking nonprofit performance. It provides possible outcomes and outcome indicators to assist nonprofit organizations that seek to develop new outcome monitoring processes or improve their existing systems.
The NCCS is the national storehouse of nonprofit sector data in the United States. It is tasked to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofits and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.
The Nonprofit Almanac, produced and featured by the Urban Institute, provides the most detailed data on the philanthropic sector. Topics include the sector and its place in the national economy, trends in wage and employment, trends in volunteering and private giving, trends in financials, glossary of terms, etc.
There are already wonderful resources out there to help you think through where you want to go with your own work. Here are just a few. If you know of others that we can share, please let us know!