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Janus surveyed 250 organizations that received seed money from the top social entrepreneurship funders like Echoing Green, Ashoka, and Skoll. She also interviewed the founders, beneficiaries, and staff associated with 100 successful groups including DonorsChoose, Charity: Water and Teach For America.

The answer appears in her book Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference, which points out five key areas where the best organizations tend to focus–testing and innovation, measuring impact, fundraising experimentation, leading collaboratively, and storytelling.

Here are five key statistics that Janus has found, how they’ve shaped nonprofit logic, and what the best organizations are doing to thrive regardless.

Only 20% of nonprofit funding in the United States is unrestricted

 

75% of nonprofits collect data, but few feel they are using it well

81% of nonprofit leaders say access to capital is their biggest challenge

50% of nonprofit employees feel either nearly or totally burned out

53% of nonprofit leaders spend less than two hours preparing for a speech

 

Read the full article: https://www.fastcompany.com/40552662/5-ways-the-nonprofit-industry-is-failing-and-how-overcome-them?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Ideas&position=8&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=04052018

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