How can 501C help?
501C Economics strives to match volunteer economists with nonprofits in order to improve the efficiency, efficacy, and impact of nonprofits. This mission is based on the basic belief that the continual improvement of nonprofits can have a profoundly positive impact on the causes they serve.
No doubt there is significant financial pressure on charitable organizations. We believe that the skills and tools economists have can be used to help nonprofits answer questions that are being asked of them while also providing solutions to improve internal efficiency and determine which programs are the most effective. Moreover, we also see an opportunity for economists to apply their skills toward a productive, charitable cause.
These are challenging times for nonprofits and charitable organizations. The lack of resources makes the problem of keeping essential programs afloat seem insurmountable. Professional economic consultants can contribute a great deal of knowledge and advice to nonprofits; they may even bring them from the brink of financial insolvency. However, professional economists are often more expensive than most nonprofits could reasonably afford.
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.