2013 Survey Menu
Past Survey Results (2009 - 2012) 
- NFF Survey Analyzer : Explore the survey data yourself!
- Survey Brochure 
- Press Release 
- National Full Results 
- National Summary Results 
- Arts Summary Results 
- Low Income Communities 
- Media Coverage 
- Distribution partners 
- Survey Methodology 
- Survey Webinar: Slides  | Recording 
2013 survey generously supported by:
In this year’s survey, nearly 6000 respondents from nonprofits across the country shared the details of how they are adapting their organizations and finances to economic conditions. The survey, which was supported for the third year in a row by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation , reveals that 2012 was a year in which organizations either made or planned to make significant changes in order to cope with mounting economic stress. As NFF CEO Antony Bugg-Levine put it, “Nonprofits are changing the way they do business because they have to: government funding is not returning to pre-recession levels, philanthropic dollars are limited, and demand for critical services has climbed dramatically. At the same time, 56 percent of nonprofits plan to increase the number of people served. That goal requires systemic change and innovation– both within the sector, and more broadly as a society that values justice, progress and economic opportunity.”
Nonprofits need new funding sources and models.
Nonprofits that receive government funding face particular challenges:
Under these challenging conditions, many nonprofits are unable to meet growing need in their communities:
Nonprofits are changing the way they do business to adapt to the new reality. In the past 12 months:
But this is just a fraction of what the data show. This year, once again, we’re enabling you to explore the data yourself. Our NFF Survey Analyzer at survey.nonprofitfinancefund.org  allows you to investigate questions that cut across sub-sectors, budget size, geography and other dimensions. We invite you to share what you discover via e-mail and social media . If you'd like to find out what additional slices of the survey data are available, please email us at email@example.com .