Research Tips

THE NONPROFIT DIRECTORY was created to provide insight into our local nonprofit sector so that donors can make informed giving decisions. Every nonprofit Profile showcases a wealth of information about that organization -all in one place.

To begin, search by interest area or view alphabetically all nonprofits with a Profile in THE NONPROFIT DIRECTORY. Select a nonprofit profile and begin your review of the following sections:

Mission & Areas Served

  • Background Statement - What is the history of the agency?
  • Impact Statement - What geographical area does the agency work in and how is it having an impact on that community?
  • Needs Statement - What does the agency need to more effectively deliver on its mission?

Programs

  • What programs and/or services is the organization providing?
  • What kind of impact are these programs having
  • How is success measured?

Management

  • Is agency staff reflective of the communities it serves?
  • Are necessary business practices in place for the organization to plan for the future and operate in a responsible and effective manner?
  • Is the organization reaching beyond its own walls and working in partnership with others to deliver on its mission?

Governance

  • How active and engaged is the organization’s board?
  • Is the composition of the board reflective of the population that the agency serves?
  • Are appropriate practices in place to support responsible and effective governance?

Financials

  • Is the organization solvent?
  • Does the organization rely on a single or small group of funders and donors, or does it have diversified sources of revenue?
  • Does the organization have a line of credit or an endowment?
  • Please note: the Notes section within the Financial tab provides additional information that may not be immediately evident in the charts and graphs provided.