The Center marks the inaugural Social Sector Infrastructure Week with three new reports

Nonprofits and other parts of the U.S. social sector need a healthy support system in order to thrive. How is that support system—or infrastructure—doing? I’ve been pleased to work with colleagues from the Urban Institute and George Mason University on an extensive study of social sector infrastructure: what it is, how it’s financed, its current state, and what it needs to do its work in the years ahead.

Dr. Alan Abramson, Founding Director of GMU’s
Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise

February 27 – March 3 marked the first ever Social Sector Infrastructure Week. The Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise participated in the week by releasing three new reports in partnership with the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. The new reports represent the second phase of the joint project and examined the state of this vital infrastructure, its financing, and the ways it might need to evolve for the future. They join three reports from the first phase of the project, which focused on developing an expansive definition that captures the full breadth of the social sector and its infrastructure. All six reports are available on the Urban Institute website and are linked below.

Phase one reports
Phase Two Reports

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