Research Round Robin: April 2021

Each month Independent Sector brings you research relevant to the nonprofit sector. April’s research covers the Value of Volunteer Time report and building equity at work.

Independent Sector and the Do Good Institute – Value of Volunteer Time 2020

Volunteers in the United States hold up the foundation of civil society. They help their neighbors, serve their communities, and provide their expertise. No matter what kind of volunteer work they do, they are contributing in invaluable ways. The current estimated national value of each volunteer hour is $28.54, up 4.9% over 2019.

Nonprofit HR and Nonstop Administration & Insurance Services, Inc. – Building Equity Into Your Employee Health Plan Design

This executive guide, co-presented by Nonprofit HR and Nonstop Administration & Insurance Services, Inc. covers:

  1. Why it is essential that nonprofit employers begin removing barriers to healthy living for their workforce.
  2. The critical impact health benefit plan design has on diversity, equity, inclusion, and workforce health.
  3. What deliberate and intentional steps are needed to address health inequity within your organization.
  4. How to move from an internal focus to external collaboration in order to make an equitable impact on your community.

Urban Institute: Perceptions of Discrimination and Unfair Judgment While Seeking Health Care

Researchers at the Urban Institute found that 10.6% of Black adults reported discrimination or unfair judgment by a health care provider or their staff based on race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation or health condition, compared with 4.5% of Hispanic adults and 3.6% of white adults.

Fundraising Effectiveness Project — Quarterly Fundraising Report

Overall giving increased by 10.6% in 2020 as compared to 2019, spurred by an increase in new and reactivated donors. However, donor retention continued to decline in 2020, dropping 4.1%.

Add Your Voice

The research summaries above are by no means an exhaustive list of the newest information out there to help us better understand the nonprofit landscape. Did we miss a report you think we should know about and share? Let us know by leaving a comment!

Types: All
Global Topics: Civil Rights, Data, Election, Public Policy, Race, Equity, and Inclusion, Voices for Good
Focus Areas: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion