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New Database on Government and Nonprofit Grants

Thompson Grants, a division of CBIS, is pleased to announce that it has completed a significant expansion to its grant-finding database, GrantScape, by incorporating awards data from IRS Form 990 financial data sets and USAspending.gov, the repository for all awards data for the federal government, under a unified taxonomy and structure. This process has added over 34 million award records and over 2 million unique recipients, representing $250 billion in private awards funding and $110 trillion in federal awards funding.

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The Politics of Donations - Are Red Counties More Donative Than Blue Counties?

A new study highlights the complex relationship between political party and donative behavior:

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One Step Closer to Mandatory E-Filing

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Transnational NGO Interview Data Available

As part of an NSF-funded project, the Transnational NGO Initiative interviewed 152 US-based Transnational NGO (TNGO) Executive Directors / CEOs regarding organizational activities, strategies, goals, challenges, effectiveness, accountability, communication, networks, partnerships, and leadership.

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Harmonized Census Tract Data 1970-2010

Working with over-time census data is challenging because of changes to block groups and tracts.

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US Foundation Grants Database 2010-2015 Thanks to AI

You can now download a dataset containing over 1.4 million grants. The data was created by IBM Watson’s Causebot by extracting fields from the IRS e-files (very little documentation provided).

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County-Level Nonprofit Employment Data

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Data on Hospitals, HR, & Performance

A recent study by Morgen Johansen and Jessica Sowa examines how human resource practices impact nonprofit performance in the context of hospitals.

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Using Topic Modeling to Study Nonprofit Reputation

The scholars Márcia Santos, Raul Laureano, and Sérgio Moro have a forthcoming article in VOLUNTAS titled, “Unveiling Research Trends for Organizational Reputation in the Nonprofit Sector”.

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Urban Institute's NCCS Embraces Open Science

The Urban Institute has streamlined the process for writing their annual Nonprofit Sector in Brief publication by opening up their data and creating data-driven documents using R and markdown. For an overview of the process check out their recent blog.