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Indiana Nonprofit Composition/Database Analysis

These pages are currently under construction. Here you will find a listing of articles and reports. Actual abstracts and links to papers coming soon!

The development of a comprehensive database of Indiana nonprofits began in 1999 with the most recent update completed in 2005 (the database is now maintained by the Indiana Business Resource Center. Our most recent efforts examine IRS revocation of the tax-exempt status of 6,152 Indiana tax-exempt organizations because they failed to meet new reporting requirements mandated by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Other efforts include online county-level maps of the number and densities of Indiana nonprofits by type.

Online Report

"IRS Exempt Status Initiative: Indiana Nonprofits and Compliance with the Pension Protection Act of 2006" by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Kellie McGiverin-Bohan, Kristen Dmytryk, and Jason Simons,. Bloomington, Indiana: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, July 1, 2011.

Published Articles and Conference Papers

“Incorporated but not IRS-Registered: Exploring the (Dark) Grey Fringes of the Nonprofit Universe” by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Helen K. Liu and Thomas H. Pollak. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 39 (No. 5, October, 2010):925-45(first published online, August 10, 2009). Revised version of paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA., August 10-13, 2008 and the Fifth Annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 4-5, 2008.

“Burrowing Into the Grey Matter of the Nonprofit Universe: Changing Patterns of IRS Registration and State Incorporation, 2001-2005" by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Helen Liu, Thomas Pollak and Ginger Elliott-Teague. Revised version of paper presented at the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Atlanta, GA, November 15-17, 2007.

“Extent and Nature of Overlap Between Listings of IRS Tax-Exempt Registrations and Nonprofit Incorporation: The Case of Indiana" by Kirsten Grønbjerg and Laurie Paarlberg. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 31 (No. 4, December, 2002): 565-94. Revised version of paper presented at the Annual Meetings of ARNOVA, Miami, FL., November 29-December 1, 2001.

“Evaluating Nonprofit Databases." American Behavioral Scientist 45 (July, 2002, No. 10): 1741-77. Resources for Scholarship in the Nonprofit Sector: Studies in the Policy of Information, Part I: Data on Nonprofit Industries. Revised version of paper presented under slightly different titles at the Annual Meetings of ARNOVA, Miami, FL., November 29-December 1 and at Conference on Data Resources and Research Opportunities, Social Science Research Council. Washington, DC October 4. 2001.

“Community Variations in the Size and Composition of the Nonprofit Sector: The Case of Indiana” by Kirsten Grønbjerg and Laurie Paarlberg. Paper presented at the Small Cities Conference, Muncie, IN, September 14-15, 2001. Revised and expanded version of paper presented at the 2000 ARNOVA Conference.

Community Variations in the Size and Scope of the Nonprofit Sector: Theory and Preliminary Findings by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg & Laurie Paarlberg. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 30 (No. 4, December, 2001) 684-706. Revised version of paper presented at the 2000 ARNOVA Conference.