2022 Washington Nonprofits Government Contracting Report
In December 2021, Washington Nonprofits launched a survey to assess the nonprofit experience with government contracting. Survey respondents were asked to identify challenges they’ve experienced, prioritize the challenges they want addressed, describe any positive experiences they have had with government contracting, and identify policy solutions they would like to see.Download
2021 Nonprofit Economic Impact Report
Learn about the scope and economic impact of the nonprofit sector, including interactive maps showing nonprofit job and wage data by county or legislative district.
Additional Research from Local Partners
Local Impacts of a Global Crisis: How Washington State Nonprofits are Responding to a Global Crisis
University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs (November 2020)
Resilience amid Uncertainty: The ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on nonprofits in Washington State
University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs (December 2021)
Putting People First: Building a Stronger Nonprofit Sector Together
501Commons and King County Nonprofit Compensation Survey (April 2022)
The Scope and Impact of Nonprofit Workforce Shortages
National Council of Nonprofits (December 2021)
Results of a national survey of over 1000 nonprofits regarding the impact of the labor shortage on their work.
2020 Nonprofit Employment Report
Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. This is a detailed analysis of nonprofit employment and job trends using federal data.
Trust in Civil Society
Independent Sector (July 2021)
Trends around the public’s trust in nonprofits and philanthropy, and strategies to build trust.
Race to Lead
Building Movement Project (2019)
Multiple reports about nonprofit staff experiences of race and leadership and recommendations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Leading with Intent
Data about nonprofit boards, including trends and recommendations.
State of the Nonprofit Sector
Nonprofit Finance Fund (2018)
NFF surveyed almost 3400 nonprofit leaders to better understand nonprofit health and financial sustainability. Washington-specific data is available via the survey analyzer.
Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits: Principles, Recommendations, and Models for Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
National Council of Nonprofits (June 2021)
An argument for the inclusion of nonprofits as partners in implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), especially in partnership with cities and counties receiving ARPA funding.
Washington Nonprofits Listening and Needs Assessment Projects
Nonprofit Association of Washington exists to support nonprofits of all types and sizes. We regularly listen to community members and strive to hold ourselves accountable to nonprofit board and staff members. The following are reports on intentional listening projects by Nonprofit Association of Washington.
Volunteer Managers Needs Assessment
Executive Learning Needs Assessment
Nonprofit Association of Washington Listening Tour Report
Efforts to Understand Nonprofit Capacity in Washington State
How do we strengthen nonprofits? What are the biggest needs, gaps, and obstacles to creating an ecosystem of powerful, impactful nonprofits throughout our state? Below are some key efforts to better understand nonprofit health and identify ways to improve it. Washington Nonprofits took these learnings into consideration as we built our programs.
2016 Northwest Nonprofit Sector Report
Washington Nonprofits partnered with the four other northwest state nonprofit associations to release a comprehensive study on the capacity, strengths, and challenges of the region’s nonprofit sector. The 2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report: Our Strengths – Our Challenges – Our Resilience was developed using survey data from over 1,000 nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The report highlights the progress nonprofits are making in creating a resilient sector.
2016 Washington State Report
Download information from the Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Project specific to Washington State.
Statewide Capacity Collaborative (SCC) Reports
2016 Leadership Scan
The Statewide Capacity Collaborative released an assessment of the best ways to develop and support strong nonprofit leaders across Washington State. You can read more on their website.