About the Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool

There are over 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations in the U.S and this number continues to grow as new nonprofits are formed. Each year, over 60,000 groups apply for tax exempt status.

At Candid, we have the privilege of meeting with hundreds of these aspiring nonprofit founders. We are committed to helping people who are interested in starting a nonprofit make a positive impact on their communities. The Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool was created to help aspiring nonprofit founders determine whether they are ready for the hard work of starting a nonprofit and to direct them to the resources they need to build skills and gain knowledge of the sector.

The Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool is made possible in part by the generous support of the Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation. The original survey was created in partnership with Foundation Center and Syracuse University.

About Candid

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Find out more at candid.org.