Many larger nonprofit organizations publish annual reports for their members and interested individuals. These reports include some detailed financial statements, furnishing information about an organizations fundraising and spending activities. They may also include program highlights or accomplishments for that year.
It is more meaningful to look at financial information over a period of years (3), rather than one year's snapshot in time, as nonprofit organizations priorities can change over time.
The Annual Reports Library has some great tips on how to interpret and extract information from a nonprofit's annual report.
A site run by the Boston Foundation, the Giving Common contains information about nonprofits in Massachusetts. To find information about annual reports, search for your nonprofit and then go to the Financials tab.
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