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New Report Provides Key Data on How PSOs Do Their Work

Monday, December 18, 2023

United Philanthropy Forum’s 2023 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) — the associations and networks that provide vital leadership to the philanthropy sector. Key findings on PSO leadership, finances, membership, and programs include:

  • PSO boards are becoming more diverse. 
  • Most PSOs are positive about the near-term economic outlook for their organizations.
  • PSOs report high renewal rates.
  • PSOs have returned to hosting their conferences in person.
  • PSOs collaborate regularly with each other. 

Findings presented in the Key Metrics report are based on the responses of 50 PSOs to United Philanthropy Forum’s 2023 Forum Compensation, Benefits & Key Metrics Survey. Respondents included regional PSOs and national PSOs focused on a funding issue, population group, philanthropic practice, or type of funder. This report is a companion report to the Compensation & Roles report on PSO employment practices that the Forum released earlier this year, based on additional learnings from the survey.

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