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NORP

The Nonprofit Organization Research Panel (NORP) is an opt-in email panel of nonprofit organizations. It contributes to advancing knowledge and practice in the nonprofit sector, and that can be used to make better decisions for your organization.

Participating nonprofit organizations have exclusive access to the NORP study results to learn about how other nonprofits operate under the uncertain circumstances of today.The NORP study results will also help guide policy makers and funding agencies to make informed decisions that affect the important work that nonprofit organization do in the community.
According to a recent NORP survey, the majority of human services nonprofits (57%) develop performance measures annually or semi-annually. About 27% of the responding organizations develop performance measures more frequently such as quarterly, monthly, or even weekly. Less than 5% of the responding organizations said they never develop performance measures. To see more NORP survey results, click here.

Important Facts about NORP

The leaders of the selected nonprofit organizations are invited to be part of the NORP to share their experience in the field so that the nonprofit sector as a whole can address its challenges and opportunities by drawing on lessons learned.
NORP enforces a strict privacy policy: All answers are confidential and used for research purposes only. Study results are published only in aggregate or summary form, and no individual organization's information will be shared and identifiable.
NORP members are invited to participate in occassional web-based surveys (2 to 3 times in a year) about managing nonprofit organizations; however, participation in NORP survey series is entirely voluntary.
NORP is housed at the Truman School of Public Affairs at University of Missouri and supports applied research in nonprofit management. For questions and/or comments about the NORP, you can contact the research team at norpanel@missouri.edu.