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Index of Data Sources

Data Source Description Cycle of Analysis
Baruch College, Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management Reports on what more than 100 nonprofit service organization leaders think about overall conditions in New York City, how particular groups in need of assistance are faring, and how public policies and operating issues affect the performance of the nonprofit services sector. Timing of updates varies
Bureau of Economic Research Produces GDP by State, GDP by Metropolitan area, Quarterly State personal Income, Annual State Personal Income and Employment, Local Area Personal Income and Employment, Regional Input-Output Modeling System Yearly and Quarterly
Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Created as a way to use QCEW to gather employment info on NP sector. Data is regularly collected by state workforce agencies as part of the Federal-State cooperative statistical system. QCEW aggregates info by county and allows comparison with other sectors. QCES is published quarterly within 6-7 months of collection
Charity Navigator Evaluates and rates the financial health of over 5,300 of the country’s largest charities.  Website includes many up-to-date articles on issues related to the sector as well as studies and annual surveys compiled with national-level data on nonprofits. Varies – updated frequently
Chronicle of Philanthropy Provides current information mainly in the form of articles, on happenings in the nonprofit sector as a whole.  While it is a national publication, there are many NYC specific articles.  All information is available online. Published biweekly
Federal Reserve Bank of NY Economists analyze local economic growth, labor markets, real estate, and public finance issues, contributing to discussions of regional and national economic policy and providing “Regional Indexes of Coincident Economic Indicators.”  Index of coincident Economic Factors updated monthly, with at least a two month lag.
Federal Reserve Bank of NY Provides information and technical assistance to financial institutions, non-profit organizations and others on issues related to community development, economic development and access to credit and capital in low- and moderate-income communities.   
Fund for the City of New York Website includes several studies on the nonprofit sector in New York City. Timing of updates varies
Guidestar A database of information on 1.7 million nonprofit organizations.  This data includes details on nonprofit compensation, and easy-to-read charts and graphs reveal trends in income, assets, and expenses.Additionally Gov@guidestar offers a suite of tools designed specifically for government users of GuideStar data.  Varies
Institute for Nonprofit Management, Columbia University Offers education and training programs for nonprofits Events calendar updated every couple of months
John Hopkins University, Center for Civil Society Studies Seeks to improve understanding and the effective functioning of not-for-profit, philanthropic, or “civil society” organizations in the United States and throughout the world in order to enhance the contribution these organizations can make to democracy and the quality of human life. The Center is a part of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies. Research includes: Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, Listening Post Project, Nonprofit Economic Data Project, UN Nonprofit Handbook Project, and the New Governance Project. Updated frequently w/papers.  Non profit economic data project updated frequently
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC)   Publish monthly newsletter, New York Nonprofits, designed for nonprofit managers
Nonprofit Finance Fund Provides financial and technical support to improve the capacity of nonprofit organizations and funders.  Website includes a section on articles and publications, many of which are written by Clara Miller on relevant issues affecting the sector. Updated regularly
NY State Charities Bureau Maintains a registry of charities and fundraising professionals. Periodic
NY State Dept of Labor Provides “Quarterly Workforce Indicators,” describing employment, job flows, and earnings across New York State, available by age group and gender; “Industry Focus,” section examines top industries in local areas and the characteristics of workers in those industries; “OntheMap,” creates detailed maps showing where workers are employed and where they live with companion reports on age, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators. and “Community Economic Development (CED) HotReport,” a compilation of economic data from a variety of sources. Monthly, quarterly and yearly
NYRAG (New York Regional Association of Grant Makers) The principal professional community of philanthropic foundations based in the New York City region with 285 members, includes corporate, family, and public grantmakers. Varies – updated frequently
Philanthropy News Digest Daily news service of the Foundation Center that is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.  Digest is published every Tuesday
Philanthropy News Network Online Includes news alerts section with updates on conferences, NP news, survey info, and trends affecting the sector Updated daily
Stanford Center for Social Innovation A vital forum to engage scholars in research about social problems and solutions, including impact of increased interaction and competition across the sectors Updated frequently, but with various information
State of the Cities Data system Provides economic (including employment and wage) and demographic data by metropolitan area.  
The National Center for Charitable Statistics Available to search for nonprofit data by county in NY state.  Data is broken down in myriad different ways. Yearly (with 990s)
The New York City Nonprofits Project Website contains a series of valuable reports and data on the state of nonprofits in New York City.  The project is housed at the CUNY Graduate Center and research has been led by Dr. John Seley, Professor, City University of New York and Dr. Julian Wolpert, Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.  Website also has many useful links. N/A
The Nonprofit Times Valuable source of up-to-date business news for nonprofit management Bi-monthly

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