State of the Sector 2023 E-version
AAN partnered with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) to develop and conduct a survey of nonprofit executives. The survey was completed by PARCA staff with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. The data in the 2023 State of the Sector report was collected from AAN members and from other nonprofits across the state. The report helps understand how healthy Alabama’s nonprofits are.
This report is critical to the success of the nonprofit landscape as it measures the health of organizations. A healthy organization has good leadership and management, an effective board, strong financials, strategic advocacy, and exceptional attention to their mission. Healthy organizations are more effective and efficient, more resilient, more focused, and more engaged. Because Alabamians depend on nonprofit organizations, a healthy and vibrant nonprofit sector is vital to the flourishing of our state and our communities.
Part of The Alabama Association of Nonprofits’ purpose is to advance the growth of a thriving nonprofit ecosystem through membership benefits, training and technical assistance, and connections. Danielle Dunbar, Executive Director of AAN said, “The findings of the report reminded us that nonprofit organizations are an essential part of life in Alabama and across the US. We want to continue to be part of making sure nonprofit organizations have the support they need to support those they serve. The report shows that our AAN members align better with best practices and enjoy more intentional and professional governance and leadership than the average nonprofit. That equates to a healthier nonprofit and a healthier community."