Research Round Robin: January 2021

Each month Independent Sector brings you research relevant to the nonprofit sector. January’s research contains important insights into the impacts of COVID-19 and trust in the nonprofit sector.

OneCause  – Fundraising Through Pandemic: Virtual Pivot Insights & 2021 Outlook

2020 was a year of pandemic, pivots, and new possibilities – especially for nonprofits. In this changed landscape, nonprofits had to evaluate their fundraising strategies and experiment with new approaches to sustain their missions. OneCause conducted an online survey of 1,997 nonprofit professionals to better understand how the pandemic impacted fundraising budgets and strategies.

DonorPerfect – Fundraising Benchmark Report

The DonorPerfect Fundraising Benchmark Report provides a snapshot of billions of dollars in donations that can help your organization keep tabs on giving trends, and see how your fundraising results compare to benchmarks of similar nonprofits.

Edelman – 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer

After a year of unprecedented disaster and turbulence – the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, the global outcry over systemic racism and political instability – the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals an epidemic of misinformation and widespread mistrust of societal institutions and leaders around the world. Adding to this is a failing trust ecosystem unable to confront the rampant “infodemic,” leaving the four institutions – business, government, NGOs and media – in an environment of information bankruptcy and a mandate to rebuild trust and chart a new path forward.

Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership – How to Lead Systems Change Work

The Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership is pleased to release their new report, How to Lead Systems Change Work, at this critical time. In the report, Dr. Luisa Boyarski, Associate Director of the Center, explains different approaches to systems change and offers the practitioner’s perspective, explaining what is needed for systems change to work well.

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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!

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