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Forum Releases Latest Key Metrics Report

Monday, October 29, 2018

2018 Key Metrics for PSOs Report CoverUnited Philanthropy Forum’s 2018 Key Metrics for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on the finances, membership, services and programs, operations, and governance of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), based on the responses of 56 PSOs.

Key Findings

  • PSO boards are more diverse than nonprofit boards overall but less diverse than the U.S. population.
  • Most PSOs have strategies and resources focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Restricted grants are largest source of PSO revenue.
  • Half of PSO expenses (50%) go to employee salaries and benefits, consistent with the average share reported by ASAE for nonprofit associations overall (49%)
  • PSOs remain mostly positive about the economic outlook, but there are small signs of weakness.
  • PSOs continue to report fairly high renewal rates and have a positive outlook on membership growth.
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