The non-profit social sector in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region plays a significant role in the socioeconomic well-being of residents, communities, and the region as a whole. Sustaining non-profits, however, is becoming increasingly challenging. The Exploring Characteristics and Capacity of the Non-Profit Social Sector in the Columbia Basin-Boundary Region research project was designed to explore key characteristics, financial and human resources, organizational capacity and collaborative connections of the region’s nonprofit social sector. This research is a critical first step towards enabling evidence-based decision-making by our regions’ colleges, funders, and non-profits in efforts related to strengthening this important sector. Results provide benchmark data against which to compare experiences and characteristics, and develop a baseline for monitoring into the future. This document reports on the results from an online survey of social non-profits in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region conducted in spring/summer 2015.