FAQ’sWhat does 501C Economics do?
Sometimes a nonprofit may not have enough or the right kind of data for analysis. In these cases, our economists work with the nonprofit to identify what kind of data would be required for analysis.
Please see our process page for a step by step guide to how it works.
501C Economics recognizes the need for volunteer economists and believes a supply exists. We work diligently to pair the right economist with each nonprofit based on the specific needs of the organization and the economist’s talents and stated specialization.
Second, if you are a researcher, we believe there is much to gain from continual exposure to the problems faced by nonprofits and the people or causes they serve. If your research interests align with the aims of the nonprofit you volunteer for, there may be potential research questions and problems you might solve that you might not have been privy to without volunteering your time and interacting with subjects in the field.
Lastly, economists are humans, too. Economists do not exist in a purely rational and self-interested mindset. Therefore, we believe that economists will want to volunteer their time and effort simply because it is good to do so.