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Marin County Nonprofit Landscape Study 2013

The first-ever study of Marin County’s nonprofit landscape by Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) was published in 2008. The study provided baseline information on the state of nonprofit community members — specifically donors, funders, nonprofit leaders, service providers, and policy-makers — accessing community needs. This report was released just as the U.S. economy suffered what many called the “Great Recession” — one of the worst financial crises in the last decade.

In response, CVNL commissioned a second study released in 2013, to re-examine the state of Marin’s nonprofit community and explore the ways in which organizations have dealt with fiscal challenges against the growing backdrop of increasing service demands. The intended audiences of this report included nonprofit leadership and staff, businesses, foundations, and government entities.

The 2013 report includes a Recommendations section that outlines specific strategies for adapting to the county’s changing demands and demographics. CVNL is committed to aligning its strategies and resources to better support and continue to build the capacity of organizations struggling to manage under the weight of unprecedented demands.

We call upon everyone — philanthropic and public leaders, the citizens of Marin County, nonprofit leaders, and our business community — to read this report and utilize its Recommendations as guideposts to engage, support, and further the impact nonprofits can have on our community.


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