“Los Angeles County depends on nonprofit organizations to provide vital services, fuel social and cultural innovation, and advocate for change. They are also an important economic force, representing seven percent of the gross metropolitan product and six percent of the labor force. In fact, Los Angeles County has more nonprofit organizations than any other county — as well as most states — in the nation. Their work is critical to reaching shared civic goals and creating a better region.
Yet these nonprofit organizations are struggling as demand for many services increases and revenues decline. While some of them have proven to be resourceful and resilient in providing quality services during these tough times, many are facing serious challenges in their leadership, governance, management, and operations. If the capacity of these organizations is weak, then their programs and services are bound to suffer.
To help answer these questions, see the Weingart Foundation’s Report at: http://www.weingartfnd.org/files/Capacity-Report-Final.pdf.