Research and Reports

OneStar collaborates with leading researchers to study statistics and trends important to the nonprofit sector. We work to create access to data regarding nonprofits and community need. OneStar emphasizes the importance of measuring nonprofit effectiveness at the organizational level and across the sector. We help organizations and networks to determine their capacity, understand the metrics that affect their performance and strategize on infrastructure improvements for greater results. Rigorous, relevant data are then shared through a variety of mechanisms to build the knowledge base of the nonprofit sector in our effort to achieve impact.


Documents (click to download)

2013-2015 Texas State Service Plan

Analysis of the Texas Nonprofit Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Resources: Phase One, September 2009 – May 2011

Analysis of the Texas Nonprofit Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Resources: Phase Two, September 2009 – May 2011

Analysis of the Texas Nonprofit Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Resources: Phase Three. September 2009 – May 2011

Analysis of the Texas Nonprofit Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Resources: Phase Four, September 2009 – May 2011

Analysis of the Texas Nonprofit Infrastructure and Capacity-Building ResourcesExecutive Summary, September 2009 – May 2011

2008 Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Economic Data Project

2004 Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Employment Data Project

AmeriCorps to Peace CorpsApplication: Cities of Service

Beyond Grants: OneStar Trains Nonprofits on Funding Alternatives

Capacity Benchmarking Tool for Faith-and Community Based Organizations

Final Task Force Report: Texas Nonprofit Support Infrastructure Study

Governor Proclamation_Katrina and Rita 10th Anniversary

Grantmaker Practices in Texas as Compared with Other States

H.B. 492 (SR81) Interagency Coordinating Group Report December 2011 

ICG Report December 2011

Impact Volunteering and Local Government: Cities of Service in its Second Year

Inclusion: Creating an Inclusive Environment Handbook

Institute Brief: Indicators of Inclusive Service and Volunteer Organizations (OneStar featured on Page 4)

Investing in the Future: OneStar Foundation to Give Schools and Nonprofits the Tools for Success

Learning the Internet Fundraising Ropes: OneStar Foundation Hosts Invaluable Skills Course for Nonprofits

Texas Governor Proclamation – AmeriCorps Week 2012

NSIP Fact Sheet: Requesting Documentation when Reasonable Accommodation is Requested

The Social and Economic Value of Private and Community Foundations

Volunteer Today, Gone Tomorrow