The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) conducts and disseminates research on the role and impact of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.
To promote understanding of civil society and improve nonprofit sector performance through rigorous research, clear analysis and informed policy. Read more about the role of the center in this interview with the director Elizabeth T. Boris.
A full description of our projects is offered HERE.
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Donor Retention Matters
Putnam Barber, Wilson "Bill" Levis
Applications for 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status Declining:
Recession or Rule Change?
Amy Blackwood, Katie L. Roeger
National Indicators and Social Wealth
Erwin de Leon
Nonprofit Fundraising Study: Covering Charitable Receipts at U.S. and
Canadian Nonprofit Organizations in the First Six Months of 2011
Nonprofit Research Collaborative
A Profile of Nonprofit Organizations in the Greater
New Orleans Metropolitan Area
Carol J. De Vita, Amy Blackwood and Katie L. Roeger
Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving and Volunteering 2012
Amy Blackwood, Katie L. Roeger and Sarah L. Pettijohn
The Charitable Property-Tax Exemption and PILOTs
Evelyn Brody, Mayra Marquez and Katherine Toran
A Wake-Up Call for Funders: Effectiveness Requires More Support for Grantees’ Assessment Efforts
CNP's director blogs for the Center for Effective Philanthropy
More CNP Reports, Books and Recordings
National Center for Charitable Statistics
The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
For the latest data on the nonprofit sector, see The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving and Volunteering, 2012
For data and quick answers about the U.S. nonprofit sector, visit our Statistics and Profiles pages.
Read five Questions for Thomas H. Pollak on local nonprofits' financial health.
File Forms 990 and State Registration Forms Electronically
Developed by NCCS, 990 Online© is a web-based application that allows nonprofit organizations and nonprofit accountants to electronically prepare and submit IRS Forms 990, 990-EZ and 8868 (Extension Request). Organizations can electronically file their tax returns for fiscal years ending 2005 to 2008. The service is free for small organizations. State Registration Forms are currently available for Pennsylvania, Michigan and Hawaii. New York and Mississippi are slated to join our offerings soon. Read more.
Form 990-N (ePostcard)
Small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less may be required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard. Organizations can file this form using our IRS-approved web product. Click here to get started.
NCCS Publications on Smaller Public Charities
Audio and Video Recordings
- Charity and Government: Tax Reform and Beyond - April 15, 2013 (audio)
- The Charitable Deduction: A View from the Other Side of the Cliff - February 28, 2013 (video)
- December Dilemma: Why Give? How Important Is Individual Giving? - December 4, 2012 (video)
- State and Local Budget Pressures: The Charitable Property-Tax Exemption and PILOTs -
May 21, 2012 (audio)
- Are There Too Many Nonprofits - April 3, 2012 (video)
- PerformWell Launch - March 6, 2012 (webinar)
- The NCCS Community Platform - February 9, 2012 (webinar)
- The Future of the Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy - December 7, 2011 (video)
- Doing More with Less: Leveraging Community Capital - November 2, 2011 (video)
- Nonprofit Outlook: Where's the Light at the End of the Tunnel? - October 4, 2011 (video)
- The $100 Billion Connection: Government Contracts and Human Service Nonprofits - October 7, 2010 (audio)
- Life Spans of Charitable Foundations: Arguments for and Against an Assumption of Perpetuity – March 26, 2009 (audio)
- The Election and the Economy: What's Ahead for Civil Society? – November 4, 2008 (audio)
- Rebuilding a Devastated Arts and Culture Community: How Can New Orleans Recover? – February 6, 2007 (audio)