Research Round Robin: August 2021

Nonprofit Power Report: Engaging Voters for a More Inclusive Democracy

Are you ready to unlock the power of your nonprofit’s potential to increase voter turnout and close historic voting gaps? Nonprofit VOTE’s 2021 Nonprofit Power Report not only shows the amazing results of nearly 200 nonprofits in seven states doing nonpartisan voter engagement work, but gives you real, actionable steps to make the report a reality for YOUR community.

See how this work affected:

  • Communities of color
  • Young voters
  • Low-income voters

More on the study: https://www.nonprofitvote.org/nonprofit-power-report/

PolicyLink and Bridgespan Analyze State of Philanthropic Funding for Racial Equity Work

PolicyLink and The Bridgespan Group, working as partners, analyze philanthropic support for racial equity work and say that large-dollar donors play a major role. To benefit the entire nation, key players should both be transparent in reporting where grants go, and fund what movement leaders say is needed to achieve enduring change.

More on the study: https://www.bridgespan.org/insights/library/philanthropy/intention-to-impact-funding-racial-equity-to-win

The Yes Project: The Research Case for Prioritizing Young People in Economic Recovery

The Yes Project has returned with ongoing research and an infographic to better understand how young people’s work experiences have been affected over the past year. According to the data, young people were hit the hardest by the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, and the industries that typically employ them continue to struggle. Young people of color, in particular, indicated persistent concerns about their financial stability, personal wellbeing, and their professional futures.

The document also outlines numerous opportunities within federal policy to alleviate many of the pandemic-related employment obstacles our nation’s youth currently face. From subsidized jobs, to job training, to mental health supports, The Yes Project believes young people should be at the center of economic recovery efforts and that Congress must act to support this vulnerable community.

More on the study: https://www.americaspromise.org/resource/state-youth-employment

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: Blog
Global Topics: Civil Society, Data, Election, Voices for Good