Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy:  Understanding How Nonprofits Work and Why They Matter

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Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy: Understanding How Nonprofits Work and Why They Matter

For nearly 20 years, the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy has analyzed the size, scope, and performance of nonprofits. Their research spans the many dimensions of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, including nonprofit governance, foundation activities, fundraising effectiveness, and nonprofit-government contracts and grants. They use their Community Platforms to map community assets and examining the emerging fourth sector of “for-benefit” organizations, which pursue social or environmental missions through market-based approaches.