Beyond the Bottom Line: the Economic and Social Value of Arizona Nonprofits

The Arizona Community Foundation helped fund a study assessing the economic and social value of Arizona’s nonprofit sector.

2018 study examines the social value of Arizona nonprofits 

Beyond the Bottom Line: The Economic and Social Value of Arizona Nonprofits examines the social return on investment for charitable giving in Arizona.


Findings included in the report demonstrate how nonprofits are a powerful economic driver in the state of Arizona.The report also provides resources to help nonprofits measure and quantify their social impact.

The research was conducted by ASU's Seidman Research Institute on behalf of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits with support from the Arizona Community Foundation, J.R. Hollon & Associates, InMedia CompanyThe Phoenix Philanthropy Group and Salt River Project

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.  


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