Nonprofit Finance

NASAA Resources

Graph: Total Net Assets Comparison graph indicating that unrestricted net assets are negative, meaning this organization owes more than it owns.

Assessing the Fiscal Health of Grantees

Other Resources

Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Sector Surveys The Nonprofit Finance Fund's survey of the nonprofit sector, initiated during the midst of the recession, is now an annual snapshot of how nonprofits are faring financially and what strategies are being used to meet current challenges. Nearly 2,000 organizations responded to the 2011 survey, representing multiple subsectors, budget sizes and geographies.

Arts organizations are well represented in these surveys. A breakout of arts-only responses is available for target="_blank">2011, target="_blank">2010 and target="_blank">2009.

Nonprofit Finance Fund: Case for Change Capital in the Arts This series of reports explores the need for and uses of capital in the arts. The stories and lessons learned are based on the results of NFF's Leading for the Future Initiative.

Grantmakers in the Arts: National Capitalization Project This initiative is designed to engage arts funders in dialogue about what they as grant makers can do to help the nonprofit arts field address its long-standing financial and capital challenges.

Johns Hopkins University: Listening Post Project The Listening Post Project identifies key trends and challenges facing the U.S. nonprofit sector and the innovative strategies nonprofits have adopted in response.

Theatre Communications Group: Theatre Facts Theatre Communications Group's annual in-depth report discusses the fiscal and artistic health of nonprofit theatres.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Research reports from GEO explain how funders can financially support grantees.

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