We’ve recently come across an interesting brief on the nonprofit sector and thought we’d share it with you. It’s put about by the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics. It’s from 2007 so no doubt these numbers have changed, but it’s still compelling stuff, even at 5 years old.
For instance, did you know that there are about 1.4 million nonprofits registered with the IRS? Nonprofits account for 8.3% of the nation’s employment and 5.2% of the gross domestic product (GDP). There were $260 billion in charitable contributions and about 29% of Americans volunteered thru an organization that has been formalized (has its tax exempt status). Just think of what your organization could do with just a fractionof that support. There are some great charts on graphs in this report too that can provide invaluable information for your nonprofit in terms of targeting supporters, donors and volunteers.
What’s particularly interested us was looking at the final chart of nonprofits by state and region. It mirrored our client base in a truly fascinating way (as reflected in our client map). No matter where you are, we’re here to help your organization thrive. Don’t hesistate to let us know how we can better serve you.