MNN serves as a resource for the nonprofit sector as a whole by supporting, conducting or collaborating on research projects that allow nonprofits to improve their policy environment or to engage in best practices organizationally. Below are some examples. If you are aware of any particularly strong resources that should be added to this list we would appreciate it if you would alert us to them.
View MNN’s PILOT FAQ sheet here. These following sources do not necessarily reflect the views of MNN, but may be used for informational purposes.
- Lincoln Institute on Land Policy: Payments in Lieu of Taxes – Balancing Municipal and Nonprofit Interests: https://www.lincolninst.edu/pubs/dl/1853_1174_PILOTs%20PFR%20final.pdf
- Provider’s Council – FAQ on PILOTs: http://providers.org/papers/frequently-asked-questions-pilots
- John Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies: “Taxing the Tax-Exempt Sector – A Growing Danger for Nonprofit Organizations”: http://www.ccss.jhu.edu/pdfs/LP_Communiques/LP_PILOTs_Communique.pdf
Social Impact Bonds
The following articles do not necessarily reflect the views of MNN, but may be used for informational purposes.
- Joe Kriesberg “Will Social Impact Bonds Improve Nonprofit Performance?”
- Jeffrey Liebman “Pay for Success Contracts (‘Social Impact Bonds’)
- Sean Stannard-Stockton “Obama’s ‘Pay for Success’ Plan Deserves a Try”
- Peter York “Charities May Wind up Paying for President’s ‘Pay for Success’ Idea”
- Investors may fund social programs
Nonprofit Health Insurance Project
MNN launched the Nonprofit Health Insurance Project (NHIP) in January 2009 in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation to identify strategies and inform policies to enhance the accessibility and affordability of health insurance coverage for Massachusetts nonprofits and their employees. To do this, MNN assembled a task force of highly knowledgeable and qualified experts from various organizations and sectors; membership was diverse and included representatives from both legislative and executive branches of state government, advocates, nonprofit leaders, and health policy experts. Additional expertise was sought on a consultative basis to further develop the group’s deliberations.
Collaborative efforts with other nonprofits
- For the Benefit of Our Workers: The Massachusetts Nonprofit Employee Benefit Study
- Valuing our Nonprofit Workforce 2010: A Compensation Survey of and for Nonprofits in Massachusetts and Adjoining Communities
Additional Information on the Massachusetts Nonprofit Sector
- Passion and Purpose Raising the Fiscal Fitness Bar for Massachusetts Nonprofits
- The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Organizations in Berkshire County