One way Washington Nonprofits makes sure that nonprofits have what they need to succeed is by investing in research that lead to informed action. We track who has the best resources to move nonprofits forward.

ECOSYSTEM REPORT

The Assessment of Nonprofit Capacity — commonly known as the Ecosystem Report– was published in 2009. It represents the foundational document from which Washington Nonprofits was created and around which capacity building in Washington took shape.

NORTHWEST NONPROFIT CAPACITY REPORT (2016)

Cover of the 2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report
2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report

Washington Nonprofits partners with the four other northwest state nonprofit associations to release a comprehensive study on the capacity, strengths, and challenges of the region’s nonprofit sector. The 2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report: Our Strengths – Our Challenges – Our Resilience was developed using survey data from over 1,000 nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The report highlights the progress nonprofits are making in creating a resilient sector.

Download the summary and the full research report.
Download information specific to Washington State.

LEADERSHIP SCAN (2016)

The Statewide Capacity Collaborative released an assessment of the best ways to develop and support strong nonprofit leaders across Washington State. You can read more on their website.

OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES