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
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
The following is a news release from the Third Sector Impact project, a major effort underway in Europe to “understand the scope and scale of the third sector in Europe, its current and potential impact, and the barriers hindering the
In 2002, the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies partnered with the United Nations Statistics Division and an international team of statistical experts to develop the first UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts.
Recently released data from the Italian National Institute for Statistics (ISTAT) 2011 Census of Nonprofit Institutions shows that the country is home to more than 300,000 nonprofit organizations, which represents a remarkable 28 percent increase since the last census was
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With the resources and capabilities of governments and private charity barely growing or in decline around the world, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, it is increasingly clear that new energies,
More than one in 10 adults in Portugal gives their time to volunteer activities, Statistics Portugal reports. The volunteer rate of people that participated in a volunteer activity either through an organization or directly for other individuals is estimated
Today, we are happy to announce the release of our new report, “The State of Global Civil Society and Volunteering – Latest findings from the implementation of the UN Nonprofit Handbook,” which compares data from the 16 countries that
On Monday, March 11, we will be releasing our newest data comparing the nonprofit sectors in 16 countries. This data is the result of the implementation of the United Nations Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts.