Research Friday: Battling Domestic Violence with Data

posted by
Angela Francis
Senior Associate
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Welcome to Research Friday! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

At Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), we use data to help us understand and communicate the financial reality facing nonprofit practitioners on the ground. In previous Research Friday posts, I reviewed key findings from our annual Sector Survey on increased demand for social services and the cash crisis facing providers. This week, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’ll examine the impact of these issues on a specific subsector: Domestic violence service providers in California.

With support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, NFF recently released Navigating a New Course, a report on the challenges these organizations are facing. Although this study focused on California service providers, anecdotal evidence suggests that domestic violence organizations throughout the country are confronted by similar challenges. The report was primarily informed by two sources: