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U.S. Publications (161) « Downloads

Sub-Categories: Listening Post Publications (42) | New Frontiers in Philanthropy Publications (17) | Nonprofit Economic Data Publications (65)

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  • Report on the Listening Post Project Chicago Roundtable on Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying (2010)
    Listening Post Communiqué #18 | Chelsea Newhouse. Summarizes the findings of the second Listening Post roundtable on the Project’s 2007 Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying Sounding. The discussion focused on what assets are available to the sector and how to better leverage them to support advocacy efforts.

  • Report on the Listening Post Project’s Nonprofit Innovations Webinar (2011)
    Hillary Belzer. Summarizes this online roundtable, which dug more deeply into the results of the Listening Post Project’s 2010 Innovation and Performance Measurement Sounding. Participants identified ways in which organizations can accomplish their goals with several approaches to collaboration—connecting with groups outside of their field, working with foundations that foster collaboration among organizations, and establishing relationships with companies that can donate needed services rather than monetary contributions.

  • Report on the Nonprofit Advocacy Roundtable (2009)
    Listening Post Communiqué #13 | Stephanie L. Geller, and Lester M. Salamon. Summarizes the findings of the first Listening Post roundtable on the Project’s 2007 Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying Sounding. Participants agreed that nonprofit involvement in advocacy and lobbying is extensive but constrained and that in the policy process, nonprofits fare better at defense (e.g., preventing cuts) than at offense (e.g., securing new policies).

  • Report on the Nonprofit Investment Capital Roundtable (2007)
    Listening Post Communiqué #7 | Stephanie Lessans Geller and Lester M. Salamon with Nancy Hall. Summarizes the findings of the Listening Post roundtable on the Project’s 2006 Nonprofit Investment Capital Sounding. Nonprofits emphasized that they cannot access sufficient investment capital, and providers indicated that capital is available and financial instruments exist that can meet nonprofit needs. Thus, a major disconnect exists between these groups. Participants brainstormed ways to help bridge this gap, including education and the use of financial intermediaries and tax credits.

  • Report on the Nonprofit Workforce Roundtable (2008)
    Listening Post Communiqué #10 | Stephanie L. Geller, and Lester M. Salamon. Summarizes the findings of the Listening Post roundtable on the Project’s 2007 Nonprofit Workforce Sounding. Five lessons emerged from the discussion: 1) The importance of selling “the context” of nonprofit jobs; 2) The realization that new, costly methods do not always have better results; 3) The importance of thinking creatively about bringing people into the sector; 4) The need to re-define work and the working environment; 5) The importance of professionalizing the human resource function.

  • Rethinking Corporate Social Engagement: Lessons from Latin America (2010)
    ISBN 978-1-56549-314-8; 978-1-56549-313-1 | Lester M. Salamon. Assesses the reality behind the “corporate social engagement (CSE)” hype in Latin America. Challenges the “MBA approach” that has dominated much of the thinking about CSE globally as inadequate for a region like Latin America and posits an alternative “corporate social engagement pyramid” as a framework for assessing CSE. Reports that many advanced Latin American companies have moved fairly far up this pyramid in ways that hold lessons for corporations everywhere. Offers a constructive critique of received wisdom about CSE and a roadmap that companies and civil society organizations in other regions can follow. This book can be ordered from Amazon or Kumarian Press.

  • Shovel-Ready but Stalled: Infrastructure Project List (2009)
    State-by-state list of reported nonprofit "shovel-ready" infrastructure projects lacking funding as of February 2009. Supplemental to Listening Post Communiqué #12, "Shovel-Ready" but Stalled: Nonprofit Infrastructure Projects Ready for Economic Recovery Support.

  • Shovel-Ready but Stalled: Nonprofit Infrastructure Projects Ready for Economic Recovery Support (2009)
    Listening Post Communiqué #12 | Lester M. Salamon, Stephanie L. Geller, Kasey L. Spence, and Wojciech Sokolowsk. Examines the scope of the problem of stalled shovel-ready infrastructure projects at the nation’s nonprofit organizations. A state-by-state list of shovel-ready projects is available as a supplement to this report.

  • South Carolina: Nonprofit Employment (2001)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #6a | Sarah Dewees and Lester M. Salamon. This report presents information on the size, composition, and distribution of the private nonprofit sector in South Carolina as of the end of the year 2000.

  • Stressed but Coping: Nonprofit Organizations and the Current Fiscal Crisis (2004)
    Listening Post Communiqué #2 | Lester M. Salamon and Richard O’Sullivan. Documents the effects of recent economic weakness and government budget cuts on a significant group of the nation’s charitable organizations and those they serve, and assesses how the organizations have responded.

  • Taking the Pulse of the Nonprofit Sector (2003)
    Listening Post Communiqué #1. Reports on the inaugural survey of the Listening Post Project, which sought basic background information participating nonprofit organizations as well as an assessment of the major challenges these agencies are facing and the information they consider most needed to be able to respond to these challenges.

  • Taxing the Tax-Exempt Sector - A Growing Danger for Nonprofit Organizations (2011)
    Listening Post Communiqué #21 | Lester M. Salamon, Stephanie L. Geller, and S. Wojciech Sokolowski. Examines the extent to which nonprofits are paying taxes, fees, or alternative voluntary payments to local government, the impact of these payments on nonprofits, what nonprofits think of new fee/tax proposals, and what are they doing in response.

  • Texas: Nonprofit Employment (2003)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #10 | Lester M. Salamon and Stephanie Lessans Geller. This report presents information on the size, composition, and distribution of paid employment in the private nonprofit sector in Texas as of the end of the year 2000.

  • Texas: Nonprofit Employment Update (2007)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #27 | Lester M. Salamon and Stephanie Lessans Geller. This report presents information on the size, composition, distribution, and growth of paid employment in the private nonprofit sector in Texas as of the second quarter of 2004, and updates an earlier analysis of private nonprofit employment in Texas covering 2000.

  • Texas: Nonprofit Employment Update (2010)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #35 | Lester M. Salamon and Stephanie Lessans Geller. This report presents information on the size, composition, distribution, and growth of paid employment in the private nonprofit sector in Texas as of the second quarter of 2008, and updates two earlier analyses of private nonprofit employment in Texas covering 2000 and 2004.

  • Texas: On the Verge - Value and Vulnerability of Austin's Nonprofit Sector (2015)
    This report from Greenlights, including data from our Nonprofit Economic Data Project, examines the state of Austin’s nonprofit sector, detailing its size, scope and economic value, which has assets approaching $10 billion. It finds that, while some organizations are on the verge of breakout success, sector-wide and organizational challenges have left others on the verge of shutting down. Also available on the Greenlights website here.

  • The 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report (2019)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #47 | Lester M. Salamon and Chelsea L. Newhouse. The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies’ 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report examines new data on employment and wages in private, nonprofit establishments in the United States. This report draws on the rich body of data generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages from 2007 through 2016 (the most recent year for which data are available).

  • The 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report (6.2020)
    Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #48 | Lester M. Salamon and Chelsea L. Newhouse. The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies’ 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report examines new data on employment and wages in private, nonprofit establishments in the United States. This report draws on the rich body of data generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages from 2007 through 2017 (the most recent year for which data are available), examines available data on COVID-19 job losses to estimate the impact on nonprofits through the first three months of the U.S. pandemic response, and highlights new BLS data on the number of employees in nonprofit firms to understand eligibility for COVID-related federal support funding.

  • The Crises of the Nonprofit Sector (1995)
    CCSS Working Paper #6 | Lester M. Salamon. The challenge facing the American nonprofit sector is that private charity is not compensating for reductions in federal government support of the sector. This is compounded by the sector’s new credibility problem--nonprofits are increasingly viewed by the American public as part of the problem, and not solution, to social welfare problems. Thus time is ripe for the self-renewal of the nonprofit sector.

  • The Federal Budget and the Nonprofit Sector: FY 1992 (1991)
    CCSS Working Paper #1 | Lester M. Salamon and Alan J. Abramson. This is one in a series of Occasional Papers produced by the Johns Hopkins Institute for policy Studies. This paper, published in December 1991, examines the implications for the nonprofit sector in the FY 1992 U.S. Federal budget.

  • The Federal Budget and the Nonprofit Sector: FY 1995 (1994)
    CCSS Working Paper #5 | Lester M. Salamon and Alan J. Abramson. In FY 1995 the Clinton administration proposed, and Congress passed, additional small federal budget increases supporting nonprofits, including social service agencies, hospitals, and universities. Continuing the work reported in Working Paper 3, this paper analyzes the effects of these changes

  • The Federal Budget and the Nonprofit Sector: FY 93 (1992)
    CCSS Working Paper #2 | Lester M. Salamon and Alan J. Abramson. This is one in a series of Occasional Papers produced by the Johns Hopkins Institute for policy Studies. This paper, published in 1992, examines the implications for the nonprofit sector in the FY 1993 U.S. Federal budget.

  • The Federal Budget and the Nonprofit Sector: FY 94 (1993)
    CCSS Working Paper #3 | Lester M. Salamon and Alan J. Abramson. In FY 1993 and FY 1994 the Clinton administration proposed, and Congress passed, significant federal budget increases supporting certain types of nonprofit activities. Because government heavily relies on nonprofits to deliver services, changes in federal spending not only increase the scope of government action in these fields but also increase nonprofit revenues. This increase in funds reversed a ten-year trend in decreased federal support for the nonprofit sector, yet did not bring government funding back up to FY 1980 levels.

  • The Federal Budget and the Nonprofit Sector: Implications of the Contract with America (1996)
    CCSS Working Paper #8 | Lester M. Salamon and Alan J. Abramson. The paper explores the potential impacts of budget and program changes first introduced in the 1994 Republican “Contract With America” on America’s private nonprofit organizations. These proposed changes threaten to plunge the nonprofit sector into a serious fiscal crisis. Proposed cuts reflect the public’s misunderstanding and devaluation of the character and scale of the nonprofit sector.

  • The Health Benefits Squeeze: Implications for Delaware Nonprofit Organizations and Those They Serve (2006)
    Lester M. Salamon and Stephanie L. Geller. Describes the consequences of the significant increases in health benefit costs for Delaware’s nonprofit organizations, noting that they are experiencing higher than average health benefit cost increases and finding it necessary to shift a disproportionate share of the resulting burden to their employees in order to reduce the impact on the populations they serve.


 

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