Nonprofit Listening Post
Timely Information about Emerging Trends: The Nonprofit Listening Post
As vital participants in the U.S. nonprofit community, orchestras contribute to the substantial public value produced by the nation’s charitable sector, and are likewise impacted by the policies and environment for nonprofits nationwide. The League and 75 member orchestras are participants in the Nonprofit Listening Post Project, an initiative of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. This ambitious multi-year research project determines how a broad range of nonprofit organizations, including orchestras, are responding to crucial challenges. Nonprofits in the fields of family, youth and elderly services, community and economic development, and arts and culture participate in the Listening Post project. By surveying the participants and sharing the resulting findings quickly, this project spurs a more informed dialogue that encourages greater experimentation among nonprofit managers and, ultimately, more effective public policy.
View recent survey results below, and sign your orchestra up to participate in future surveys.
- What Do Nonprofits Stand For? Renewing the nonprofit value commitment (December 6, 2012)
- Taxing the Tax Exempt Sector (April 18, 2011)
- Recession Pressures on Nonprofit Jobs (July 14, 2010)
- Nonprofits, Innovation, and Performance Measurement: Separating Fact from Fiction (May 18, 2010)
- Escalating Pension Benefit Costs - Another Threat to Nonprofit Survival? (November 5, 2009)
- Health Care and Nonprofits: The Hidden Dimension of America’s Health Care Crisis (September 2, 2009)
- Impact of the 2007-09 Economic Recession on Nonprofit Organizations (June 29, 2009)
- "Shovel-Ready" but Stalled: Nonprofit Infrastructure Projects Ready for Economic Recovery Support (December 17, 2009)
- Nonprofit Policy Priorities for the New Administration (October 22, 2008)