Nonprofit profiles on GivingMatters.com contain a significant amount of information. When looking at a profile for the first time, here are some questions to consider:
Mission and Areas Served
- Mission Statement
- What does this nonprofit seek to accomplish?
- Impact Statement
- Where does this organization work and how is it having an impact on the community?
- Background Statement
- What is the history of the organization?
- Needs Statement
- What are the immediate needs of this organization?
- What programs and/or services does this organization offer?
- How much money does each program need to operate?
- What are some examples of how this program has been successful?
- What kind of impact are these programs having? How is success measured?
- Who provides staff leadership for this organization?
- How many full-time and part-time staff does the organization have?
- How many volunteers do they utilize to accomplish their work?
- Are the necessary policies/plans in place for this organization to be effective both now and in the future?
- Does this organization collaborate with other organization in the region to collectively address issues affecting our community?
- Who serves on this organization’s board of directors? What companies/professions do they represent?
- How active and engaged is the board?
- Is the composition of the board reflective of the population that the organization serves?
- How long does a board member term last?
- Does the board support the organization financially?
- What is the organization’s budget size?
- Does the organization rely heavily on a single funding source for its revenue or are there a variety of funding sources that collectively help meet the budget goals annually?
- Does the organization have an endowment?
- Is the organization currently in a capital campaign?
- Has the organization consistently received revenue over expenses for the last three years?
- PLEASE NOTE: the CEO Financial Comments and GivingMatters.com Financial Comments often provide additional information about the organization’s financial situation that cannot be expressed in the charts and graphs.