Government agencies can use LINCC to assess nonprofit capacity and where organizations are located in relationship to each other and to community needs, or to help your nonprofit partners or grantees track their performance.
- "Gap Analysis." See where organizations or programs of particular types are located in relationship to community needs. You could, for example, see what human service organizations are located within 1 or 5 miles of a specific school. You could also compare the locations of organizations with poverty rates.
- Note that full information on where the PROGRAMS of organizations are located (especially larger organizations that have multiple programs and locations) requires the addition of local data from 2-1-1 services or other data collected by umbrella organizations or local research teams. To learn more about how to get this information collected working with your local university or 2-1-1 provider, please contact your site administrator.
- Financial Analysis. You can use our tools to better understand the financial health of individual organizations, general categories of organizations (arts, health care, etc.), your own custom list of organizations (your grantees, for example), or the nonprofit sector as a whole. Click on "Tools" from top menu, then choose "Financial Reports" on the right to begin.
- Track Program Outcomes. Individual organizations can track their program outcomes (as well as other performance measures) and use our tools for summarizing and analyzing the information. Groups of organizations working on 'collective impact' projects can form a "community impact circle" or peer group to measure their performance together and learn from one another.