We began as a foundation that focused on providing education to help nonprofit organizations manage their operations more effectively and efficiently. While we’ve evolved into a foundation that focuses more on making grants, we still have a wealth of resources available to nonprofits, including white papers, articles by First Nonprofit experts and sample documents for use with clients and volunteers. Our sample documents include applications, surveys, contracts, referral forms and assessments, among others.
Some highlights of the topics covered in our publications include the following:
- risk management
- leadership and succession planning
- theft prevention
- donor communications
If you’re struggling with it, there’s a good chance we have a publication that can help.
First Nonprofit Foundation is generously supported by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. and the First Nonprofit Companies.
Facts about the Nonprofit Sector
There are approximately 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States. Nonprofit organizations contribute 5 percent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the World Bank, if the nonprofit sector were a country, it would have the 17th largest economy in the world. The sector employs around 10% of the U.S. workforce and has led the country in integrity, resilience and making a difference.
The majority of the nonprofit workforce is employed by smaller nonprofits. Approximately 75% of charities have annual expenses of less than $500,000. Arguably, small to mid-sized 501(c)(3) nonprofits make a huge impact in communities across America but are seriously challenged with fewer resources.
We’ve put together a list of links to External Resources to help these organizations.
State Of Charitable Giving In America Amidst COVID-19 – Study
COVID-19 impacted most people’s lives in 2020 and will continue to change how we live, work and give in years ahead. With millions of Americans experiencing financial difficulties due to job loss, an overwhelmed health care system and lack of financial support from US government – the need for charitable giving is at an all time high.