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Assessing the Problem: Underinvestment in Organizational Infrastructure

Assessing the Problem: Underinvestment in Organizational Infrastructure By Common Impact, Common Impact Research Report 1 of 3

Nonprofits are significantly underinvesting in organizational development, due to funders/donors pushing to keep overhead rates low, even as nonprofits face increased competition in a quickly growing sector.

So finds research from more than 125 nonprofits surveyed in this first of three reports by Common Impact.

Nonprofits are working harder than ever to solve issues such as homelessness, create new educational opportunities, and improve healthcare in communities across the country. Yet as they work to solve social problems, nonprofits also face growing competition in a sector that has nearly doubled in size over the past decade. Are these factors creating a sector that addresses today's problems but may not be sustainable to meet tomorrow's challenges?

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