Employment in America’s nonprofit organizations continued to gain ground on other major industries in recent years according to a new report just issued by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.
Based on projections from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the new report, “Nonprofits: America’s Third Largest Workforce” reveals that as of 2015, America’s nonprofit sector:
Nonprofit employment data now available online. Access to updated nonprofit employment data nationally and by state and county is now available online through Nonprofit Works, an interactive data base created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.
Nonprofit Works: An Interactive Database on the Nonprofit Economy offers user-guided access to these new data, along with a rich array of additional data covering 1991-2015. Visit Nonprofit Works to learn more about the nonprofit sector in your state or county, and to explore the nonprofit employment data yourself.
An Important Assist to Nonprofit Advocacy Efforts Nonprofit and foundation leaders have long struggled to compete with entrenched business interests in convincing government officials of the importance of their “industry” to the states and communities in which they operate.
Dear Friends and Colleagues, I regret to inform you that Dr. Helen Stone Tice, a long-time colleague of our Center and a former senior analyst at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), passed away this past Thursday, March
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Newhouse Governments around the world have recently been involved in a significant new wave of privatizations-sales of state-owned enterprises to private companies. The 48-month period between January 2013 and December 2016 saw governments raise
Dear Friends and Colleagues: 2017 may well go down as one of the most productive and significant years in the history of our Center. Indeed, as we reflect on our work over this past eventful year, two words come
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Newhouse According to a recent UN report, close to US$4 trillion is stolen from governments or generated by bribes or other forms of corruption each year in countries around the world—an annual sum
The Johns Hopkins University Press is pleased to announce its publication of Explaining Civil Society Development: A Social Origins Approach by Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, Megan A. Haddock, and Associates. The civil society sector—made up of millions
The recent identification of stolen or stranded assets as another asset class to which the PtP concept can be applied has surfaced a number of new PtP foundations. Already, the PtP Project has issued a case study focusing on one
In January 2017, Center Director Lester Salamon visited Beijing at the invitation of the Asia Foundation Beijing Office to speak to foundation leaders and students at the China Foundation Centre (CFC), China Donor Roundtable (CDR), and the China Global Philanthropy Institute
The PtP Project is pleased to bring you a new report from Project Direct Dr. Lester Salamon from Project Director Dr. Lester Salamon highlighting new insights unveiled at a recent PtP Conference into how the PtP concept can be applied
Media contact: Chelsea Newhouse ___________________ The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies is proud to announce the launch of Nonprofit Works, a new interactive website providing access to critical data on nonprofit employment, establishments, and wages in the United
Our newest report, Pennsylvania Nonprofits: A Major State Industry, highlights the important role the sector plays in the economic vitality of the state. The report, produced by our Nonprofit Economic Data Project, reveals that the nonprofit sector is not only
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Newhouse We are pleased to announce the publication of The BOTA Foundation: A Model for the Safe Return of Stolen Assets?, the first in a series of reports from the Philanthropication thru Privatization
The Center’s first report of 2017, “New York Capital Region Nonprofits: A Major Economic Engine,” produced by our Nonprofit Economic Data Project (NED) in collaboration with the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON), examines the economic impact and role
We are very happy to announce the publication of a Portuguese translation of Philanthropication thru Privatization: Building Permanent Endowments for the Common Good, Filantropização via Privatização: Garantindo Receitas Permanentes para o Bem Comum. This translation was undertaken and published
Statistics New Zealand has released a new nonprofit institutions satellite account measuring the operations of the nonprofit sector in that country for the year ending in March 2013. You can download the report here. The report finds that the
Center Director Lester Salamon was invited by the United Nations Statistics Division to present the work our Center is doing to advance the international statistical revolution in the measurement and understanding of the third sector during a side event of
The Johns Hopkins International Fellows in Philanthropy Program is a highly-selective program that welcomes one or two researchers from outside the U.S. to spend one or more semesters at our Center to conduct independent research on an aspect of the
Perhaps no quality captures more effectively the distinctive character of nonprofit institutions and related voluntary citizen behavior that is the focus of our Center’s attention than the quality of resilience—the ability to withstand significant shifts in fortunes and challenges and
Two major publications have made important recognition of the contribution of volunteering to well-being and human development and the need for improved information. The elevation of the recognition of the contributions of volunteers to this level of policy discussion, and
We are happy to announce the release by Brookings Institution Press of Center Director Lester Salamon’s latest book, The Resilient Sector Revisited: The New Challenge to Nonprofit America! Published in August, this second edition of The Resilient Sector provides
Statistics Canada has released two new reports drawing on the 2013 General Social Survey (GSS) on Giving, Volunteering, and Participating to profile volunteering and giving in Canada. The first report, “Volunteering and charitable giving in Canada” by Martin Turcotte (English
Ireland is the most recent country to have added questions about volunteering to a national household survey and to generate data about the number of persons that volunteer, the number of hours they dedicated and the types of activity carried