Research, Reports & Articles

Nonprofits Rethinking Their Future Under Trump Administration, New Survey Reports

April 5, 2017 | In a survey of over 800 nonprofits conducted in March by the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), “Government in Transition; Nonprofits in Transition,” the majority of respondents report significant changes in their organizations since the November 2016 election. When asked what specific changes they have made, 58% of respondents said they have discussed how their constituents may […]

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Don’t Say That, Say This: New Research on Talking to Funders about Overhead

As part of the Nonprofit Overhead Project, CalNonprofits and Lake research tested messages about overhead with county government officials and with individual donors. The “Don’t Say That, Say This” study was presented on January 26, 2017 to members of CalNonprofits. The research covers: • Focus groups with mid-level donors (who make at least one donation of $200 […]

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SHARED SPACE: Why is it more important than ever for nonprofits?

Let’s get real: Nonprofit displacement is a big part of today’s real estate crunch Nonprofits in cities like San Francisco, New York, Denver and Vancouver are being pushed out because of rent increases of up to 50%. At the same time multi-tenant nonprofit centers are emerging to address displacement concerns. Northern California Grantmakers, the San Francisco Foundation and […]

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JUST RELEASED: First Regional Nonprofit Displacement Report

How will nonprofits deliver direct services in our local communities if they can no longer afford the space to do it in? Nonprofit displacement affects all kinds of services from food banks to social services to the arts. Many of us are wondering how nonprofits are coping with rising competition for commercial real estate. Northern California Grantmakers, The San Francisco […]

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Q4 2015 Commercial Real Estate Report | Marin & Sonoma County

According to the latest report from Newmark Cornish & Carey, 2015 continued to be a good year in commercial real estate. Rents firmed up in less than class A locations.  Southern Marin rents are now above pre-recession levels.  Bio Marin is expanding in downtown San Rafael, pushing out tenants at San Rafael Corporate center.  Rents […]

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