Louisville Area Nonprofit Peer City Comparison Report - 2013

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence completed its second nonprofit peer city comparison report in 2013. Until CNPE completed its first Nonprofit Peer City Report in 2008, the relative size of our nonprofit sector in Louisville, the number, average size, total dollars generated and overall economic importance were simply unknown.

So, the first step in determining where an organization, or an aggregation of organizations, wants to be is to establish where it is now. That now accomplished, our community can begin to focus on moving toward an ideal state – the quest becomes can the Louisville region become the leader in nonprofit sector work in the US … in the world? Why not? If not here, where? If not now, when? 

That is our quest. Working hand in hand with government and for-profit companies, the most compassionate community in the world can become recognized for its excellence in civic sector leadership and nonprofit innovation, collaboration and quality of life impact.

This study begins to measure those indicators of excellence.

The survey data covers topics such as:
• Board Membership
• Fund Development
• Planning
• Human Resources
• Measuring Outcomes

It answers questions about how well we plan, measure results, work with one another, have boards that are engaged, and the level of success we experience in fund development. This data offers insights into the operations and challenges facing nonprofits in the Louisville area.

By 2020, our vision is to be able to demonstrate that the Louisville region of nonprofits is among the strongest when compared to our peer cities. To receive a hard copy of the 2013 Survey Report, contact Darlene Whitney at dwhitney@cnpe.org with your mailing address or you may click here for an electronic version.

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