Sector Research

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits regularly studies nonprofit sector trends and conducts research on cultural nonprofits to better understand the state’s sector. This research also provides nonprofits and the general public with accurate and timely information about key issues of common interest to build healthy organizations and a healthy nonprofit sector.

2017 Minnesota Nonprofit Economy Report

Minnesota Nonprofit Economy Report (2017)

The Minnesota Nonprofit Economy Report is an annual study by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) that analyzes public data on nonprofit employers, employment, wages, and finances to describe the role nonprofit organizations play in the state’s economy. MCN also produces the Nonprofit Current Conditions Report, which surveys member organizations to assess financial and programmatic changes being made during the year. Together, these reports provide a unique and detailed look at the health of Minnesota’s
nonprofit sector.
  

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Minnesota Nonprofit CFO Report (2018)

Produced through a partnership between Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Propel Nonprofits, the 2018 Minnesota Nonprofit Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Report summarizes key findings from a survey designed to provide an overview of the financial practices, staffing, leadership, and outlook for Minnesota nonprofit organizations.
   

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Native American Nonprofit Economy Report (2013)

A joint project of Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the Native American Nonprofit Economy Report is designed to provide an overview of an important part of Minnesota’s nonprofit sector and to identify trends and challenges facing these organizations and the people they serve.
   


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Latino Nonprofit Economy Report (2010)

The Latino Nonprofit Economy Report was published in 2010 by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as an overview of nonprofit organizations that serve the Latino community in Minnesota. The data was collected through a survey that was sent to 120 organizations of all sizes that provide a variety of services around the state.
  

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African Nonprofit Economy Report (2007)

The African Nonprofit Economy Report was published in 2007 to investigate the scope and impact of financially active African-led nonprofit organizations in Minnesota whose primary mission is to serve African immigrants, refugees, and asylees.
   

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Asian Pacific Islander Nonprofit Economy Report (2006)

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, in partnership with the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Minnesota Chapter (AAPIP-MN), published the Asian Pacific Islander Nonprofit Economy Report in 2006 as an overview of nonprofit organizations led by and serving Minnesota's Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. The report highlights the number, size, geographic area served, types of services, and funding sources of API nonprofits.
   

Nonprofit Capacity Building Report

Nonprofit Capacity Building Report

A collaboration between Texas A&M University and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the Nonprofit Capacity Building Report was created to understand the industry providing support and resources to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. In line with the two previous reports, the core research purpose was to describe and analyze the quantity and quality of capacity-building services provided to nonprofit organizations within Minnesota.