2015 State of Nonprofits in Riverside County
Abstract or Description
Within the last year or so, two influential reports produced by the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research at the University of San Diego – 2015 State of Nonprofits in San Diego and Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector – have helped practitioners, researchers, and government officials better understand both the trends and nuances of this rapidly expanding sector. Continuing that tradition, this report, 2015 State of Nonprofits in Riverside County, provides a much needed and long overdue look at the financial health and demographic profile of nonprofits in Riverside County.
The first part of the report uses the most recent data from the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) and the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to provide an overview of the nonprofit sector in Riverside County, in terms of revenue sources and assets, contributions, expenses, surplus margins, wages, employment, and volunteering. The second part of this report summarizes data collected from a custom survey that examined issues related to grantmaking, revenue generation, volunteering, executive capacity, demand for service, collaboration, advocacy, and workforce demographics among Riverside County nonprofits.