Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management (CNSM)
The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management (CNSM) is a globally-recognized leader in analyzing the evolving role of nonprofit organizations in our society, politics, and the economy.
Through community engagement, teaching, and research, it examines how nonprofit organizations intersect with government, business, philanthropy, and communities to help solve today’s most pressing policy issues. CNSM’s New York City location promotes active engagement with the nation’s most complex nonprofit sector, and secures internship and placement opportunities with many nonprofit organizations.
For general inquiries, including information about our seminars or to join our mailing list, please contact us by phone at (646) 660-6771 or by email.
George Mitchell, CNSM Director
Events Featuring Policy Thought Leaders
CNSM delivers cutting-edge thinking about public sector leadership, management and policy through its seminar series, conferences, and Consulting Day event. All events focus on pressing nonprofit policy issues and provide an opportunity for practitioners to connect with noted experts in the field.
To obtain information about our seminars or to join the Center’s mailing list, please call (646) 660-6771 or email the Center.
For more information about our events or to join the Center’s mailing list, please contact call (646) 660-6771 or email email@example.com
Research for Scholars and Practitioners
CNSM promotes research on nonprofit and non-governmental organizations conducted by Baruch faculty. The Center also works with affiliated faculty and external organizations to produce original research on timely topics such as:
Perspectives on Human Services Issues
CNSM has published an annual Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey that analyzes the views of executive directors of New York City human services agencies about current conditions affecting their clients and the operations of their programs. Surveys include responses to Superstorm Sandy, as well as how human services organizations persevere in uncertain times.
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey
CNSM conducts and publishes an annual Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey, which presents the views of executive directors of human services organizations in New York. The Center report on what more than 150 nonprofit service organization leaders think about overall conditions in New York City, how particular groups in need of assistance are faring, and how public policies and operating issues affect the performance of the nonprofit services sector.
The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management’s (CNSM) educational programs, seminars, and events are a great way to build knowledge and understanding of nonprofit management and policy topics such as finance, fundraising, organizational development, and marketing. All events feature well-recognized leaders from some of New York’s largest public and nonprofit organizations.
CNSM produces case studies designed to elucidate the role that New York nonprofit organizations play in developing policy and conducting, and evaluating advocacy campaigns.
Case studies are available as:
- Full versions, including an appendix with an analysis of the lesson learned
- Student versions for use in the classroom (appendix is omitted)
- Teaching Notes; this contains information on how to use the cases, study questions for classroom discussions and an analysis of lessons learned
The Working Papers Series includes research in progress on significant and emerging policy and management issues. Contributors include Baruch and CUNY faculty as well as major and emerging scholars from other institutions.
Jack Krauskopf, Past Director, Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, Baruch College, City University of New York, Editor
Susan M. Chambré, Baruch College, City University of New York, Editor
Rikki Abzug, Ramapo College
David Campbell, Binghamton University
John Casey, Baruch College, City University of New York
Bin Chen, Baruch College, City University of New York
Peter Dobkin Hall, Baruch College, City University of New York
Margaret Harris, Aston University (United Kingdom)
Roland Kushner, Muhlenberg College
Fred Lane, Baruch College, City University of New York
Nancy Macduff, Macduff-Bunt Associates
Jill Mendelson, UJA Federation of Greater New York
F. Ellen Netting, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hillel Schmidt, Hebrew University (Israel)
Maude Simonet, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (France)
The organizations and media outlets below provide helpful information, resources and support for the nonprofit sector.
The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management collaborates with numerous partners on important educational and research endeavors.
The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management’s newsletter features short pieces exploring timely issues facing nonprofit organizations today, and profiles students, alumni, and faculty whose work advances CNSM’s mission of community engagement, teaching, and research.
View Past Newsletters
The Financial Health of Child Welfare Nonprofits in New York State [PDF] – August 2019. Conducted by Professors Rahul Pathak, Alexis Perrotta and James Krauskopf. Cosponsored with COFCCA
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey [PDF] – Winter 2008
Consulting Day Report [PDF] – Spring 2008
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey [PDF] – Spring 2007
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey [PDF] – Spring 2006
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey [PDF] – Spring 2005
How Many Nonprofits are There in New York?
Follow the links below for information about the size and scope of the nonprofit sector in New York City, State, and Metropolitan Statistical Area. The New York City data is from the 2019 IRS files, the State and Metropolitan Statistical Area data is from 2016. You will find out how many nonprofits there are, where they are located, what industries they work in, and what their annual incomes are. You will also find links to relevant reports and other analyses of the nonprofit sector in New York.
Notes and Sources
In addition to NYC, the NYMSA includes the following surround counties:
NY: Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Ulster, Westchester
NJ: Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union
CT: Fairfield, New Haven, Litchfield
There are numerous sources for statistics and financial data about nonprofit organizations, based on data gathered from the tax returns (Form 990) and other published sources. These include:
- American Institute of Philanthropy
- BBB Wise Giving Alliance
- Charity Navigator
- IRS – Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract
- NYS Attorney General Charities Bureau Registry Search
- New York Data Bases (Tax Exempt Organizations)
- Philanthropy 400
- ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer
- Urban Institute, National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
- NCCS Data Archive
- NCCS Table Wizard
Technical note on the data
The data on this site has been extracted from the national IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File using the NCCS Table Wizard. These provide public access to the information reported to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by nonprofit organizations in their annual tax returns (Form 990 or equivalent). The accuracy of data depends on the accuracy of reporting to the IRS and on the accuracy of the machine-read extraction and publication. The data can be considered a good indicator of the size, location and work of New York nonprofits, but not a 100% accurate documentation.
The CNSM faculty is one of the largest groups of scholars focusing on the nonprofit sector. More than 80% are full-time faculty members with active research agendas on a wide range of nonprofit sector issues.
They regularly present papers on nonprofit topics at academic conferences sponsored by APPAM, ARNOVA, NASPAA, and other scholarly organizations.