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)

2008 Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Economic Data Project

2004 Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Employment Data Project

2011-2012 APR Template

AmeriCorps Eligibility Verification

AmeriCorps Health Care Requirements

AmeriCorps Member Contract (sample template)

AmeriCorps Service Activity Report Form

AmeriCorps Sub-Grantee Reimbursement Process

AmeriCorps to Peace Corps

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

Application: Cities of Service

Authorized Contact Policy

Beyond Grants: OneStar Trains Nonprofits on Funding Alternatives

Budget Variance Policy

Capacity Benchmarking Tool for Faith-and Community Based Organizations

Child Care Acceptance Waiver Form 2012

Cities of Service: Declaration of Service Form

Cities of Service: Letter of Agreement

Cities of Service Playbook

Community of Service – Letter of Agreement

Final Task Force Report: Texas Nonprofit Support Infrastructure Study

Fiscal Monitoring Menu

Frequently Asked Questions for AmeriCorps National Programs

Grantmaker Practices in Texas as Compared with Other States

Grantee Expectations

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

Health Care Acceptance/Waiver form (sample template)

High School or GED Certification (sample template)

High-Risk Grantee Policy

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

Living Allowance Distribution Policy

Member Placement Chart

Member Timesheet (sample template)

Texas Governor Proclamation – AmeriCorps Week 2012

Module M – Start Up Documents

MSY and Match Calculators

No Cost Extension Form

No Cost Extension Policy

NSIP Fact Sheet: Requesting Documentation when Reasonable Accommodation is Requested

OneStar Match Policy

Outcomes : Part 1 and 2 Descriptions

Payment Method Selection Form

PER Monitoring Tool (template 10-11)

Program and Budget Changes Requirements

Program Sub-Grant Management Policy

The Social and Economic Value of Private and Community Foundations

USDA Letter on Food Stamp Eligibility for Members

Volunteer Today, Gone Tomorrow