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Arizona Nonprofits: Economic Power, Positive Impact
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Phase Two Now In Progress: To help with phase two of the study to measure the Social Return On Investment of supporting Arizona's nonprofit sector, nonprofits can take our online survey at

Phase One: Economic Impact of Arizona's Nonprofit Sector

The Arizona Community Foundation, APS and the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority funded a study assessing the economic impact of Arizona’s nonprofit sector.

Study reveals economic impact of Arizona nonprofits 

A statewide study examined the economic impact of Arizona's nonprofit sector and a report titled Arizona Nonprofits: Economic Power, Positive Impact reveals the sizeable contribution that Arizona's large and diverse nonprofit sector makes to everyday life and to the prosperity of our state.

The findings debunk the perception that nonprofit organizations are a small component of the state economy, instead revealing a thriving and diverse network of social-purpose organizations—some 21,000 strong—that are a powerful economic driver. A recent article on the study was the front-page story in the AZ Economy section of The Arizona Republic.

The research was conducted by ASU's Seidman Research Institute in partnership with the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, and The Phoenix Philanthropy Group. Funding was provided by the Arizona Community Foundation, APS and the Industrial Development Authority of Maricopa County.

Resources for Nonprofits

A Social Media & Marketing Tool Kit has been developed for nonprofits to make it easy to share the report's findings in organizational communications. The materials in the toolkit include pre-written social media posts and pre-sized images, key messages, compelling quotes,sample newsletter content and a PowerPoint presentation containing the major findings, which can be customized for your organization's Board of Directors. By clicking the link below, you will download a zipped folder containing a PDF document and various image files.  

Phase Two: Social Return on Investment Study - Coming Fall 2017

Phase 2 of this multi-year project, Social Return on Investment for Charitable Giving in Arizona, will be released in the Fall of 2017. A preview of the findings will be presented at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits' 2017 Annual Conference in Phoenix. To help with phase two of the study, Arizona nonprofits can take our online survey by visiting

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