Research Round Robin: March 2021

Each month Independent Sector brings you research relevant to the nonprofit sector. March’s research covers voting policies and giving trends during 2020.

Nonprofit VOTE – America Goes to the Polls 2020

Want to know which voting policies played the biggest role in the record-breaking 2020 general election? Eager to see where YOUR state ended up in our 50-state ranking of voter turnout? Nonprofit VOTE’s updated report, “America Goes to the Polls: Policy and Voter Turnout in the 2020 Election” (created in partnership with the U.S. Elections Project), dives deep into the data to reveal the biggest policy wins of the biggest election in over 100 years.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy – Philanthropy and COVID-19 in 2020: Measuring One Year of Giving

In the report, “Philanthropy and COVID-19 in 2020: Measuring One Year of Giving,” Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy examine more than $20 billion in global philanthropic funding by institutional grantmakers and high net worth donors for COVID-19-related efforts during 2020.

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Civil Society Studies – Nonprofit Sector Lost Over 7% Of Its Workforce in The First Year of The Pandemic

This report documents estimates of COVID-induced nonprofit job losses through February 2021, as reflected in the February BLS Employment Situation Report. While BLS data showed an overall growth of 465,000 private, non-farm jobs nationwide during February 2021, the nonprofit sector accounted for only a modest 6% share of these job gains, well below the 10% of private jobs they accounted for when the month began.

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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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Global Topics: Civil Rights, Data, Election, Public Policy, Race, Equity, and Inclusion, Voices for Good