HORAN and Barnes Dennig Release Benchmark Data for Local Non-Profits

Cincinnati, OH – On September 8th, 2011 Barnes Dennig and HORAN released the results of their biennial Benchmarking Study of Non-Profit Organizations to an audience of 200 in Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

As organizations are emerging from the recession, focus has shifted to the future and the changes that many non-profit organizations anticipate making. One of the central themes found in The 2011 Benchmarking Study of Non-Profit Organizations is that the new economic reality and demographic shifts will play a significant role in transforming organizations’ operations and their source of funding.

This year 100 organizations participated in the survey; a 20% increase since 2009. “I think this speaks to the value of the benchmarking data and information in the survey report,” said Terry Horan, President and CEO. “We believe this report can be a roadmap to help local non-profits plan for success in the coming years.”

The report’s key findings include trends in health care benefits and retirement planning as well as key information regarding compensation, governance and strategic planning.

“Non-profits are seeing huge increases in demand for services while experiencing strains in their funding streams. Using this benchmarking study to stay on top of best practices is a valuable resource for Cincinnati area not-for-profits,” said Richard Batterberry, Director for the Barnes Dennig not-for-profit client service team.

HORAN and Barnes Dennig are proud to partner together on the third edition of this study. The report contains valuable information that supports successful programs within the non-profit community and can help organizations evaluate their place in the non-profit sector. The participating organizations range from social service organizations, mental health facilities, foundations, and health care facilities to religious organizations, educational institutions and arts and culture organizations.