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Beyond the Grant

This brief explores promising new types of financial tools – known collectively as alternative financing that can be utilized by nonprofits and appeal to new types of funders. For the right organizations, looking beyond traditional philanthropy to other financing strategies can significantly grow the impact of your mission.

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UnderDeveloped in Central TX: Local Fundraising Challenges (2014)

Following a national study conducted by CompassPoint, UnderDeveloped in Central Texas highlights key findings from our survey of local executive directors and development directors, which includes recommendations that nonprofit leaders, funders, and the sector as a whole can implement to build more effective fundraising practices.

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The New Nonprofit Workforce: Emerging Trends & Recommendations (2013)

This report integrates data from 350 local nonprofit professionals with data from several national surveys in order to identify major career trends and key recommendations for how organizations and individuals can navigate the nonprofit workplace.

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On the Verge: Value and Vulnerability of Austin's Nonprofit Sector (2015)

This report examines the current state of Austin’s nonprofit sector, detailing its size, scope and economic value, which has assets approaching 10 billion dollars.

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Nonprofit Mergers: A Strategic Tool for Impact & Sustainability (2013)

This research report on nonprofit mergers offers an in-depth understanding of the benefits, challenges and complexities of nonprofit partnerships, and will assist nonprofit leaders and funders in making more informed decisions.

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Measuring Nonprofit Impact: The State of Evaluation in Central Texas (2013)

This report highlights  major findings and includes key recommendations for Central Texas nonprofit leaders and funders who need to collect data and use evaluations to strengthen their programs and demonstrate results.

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Does Central Texas have too many Nonprofits? (2013, update)

This report, released in 2009 and updated in 2013, contains information on the number of 501(c)(3) public charities in the Austin MSA and addresses whether the number of nonprofits is a problem or opportunity, and what donors and board members can do in light of the information.

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Central Texas Board Report (2011)

This intensive research study evaluates the specific struggles of Central Texas nonprofits and their boards  and the issues with which they struggle. It also provides eight key growth opportunities for nonprofit boards of directors.

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