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Newly Available on Nonprofit Works: Latest BLS Data on Nonprofit Employment and Wages

By on November 7, 2018

Following on the heels of a recent addition of 2015 estimates of nonprofit employment, the Center for Civil Society Studies is pleased to announce the addition to the Nonprofit Works interactive database of a full set of data on 2016

NEWS RELEASE: Nonprofit rate of job growth outpaces for-profit rate by over 3-1 over last decade

By on August 28, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Chelsea Newhouse [download as PDF]     Data just released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics using a technique first developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies shows

NEW REPORT: Nonprofits—America’s third largest workforce

By on May 2, 2018

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

Now Available From Nonprofit Works: 2015 Nonprofit Employment Data on States and Counties

By on April 25, 2018

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.  

Announcing Nonprofit Works: An Interactive Database on the U.S. Nonprofit Economy

By on January 25, 2017

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

NEW REPORT | Pennsylvania Nonprofits: A Major State Industry

By on January 24, 2017

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

New Report Highlights the Economic Impact of the New York Capital Region Nonprofit Sector

By on January 10, 2017

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

Westchester County Nonprofits: A Major Economic Engine

By on March 5, 2014

Today, we are pleased to release a new report highlighting the crucial role played by nonprofits in New York’s Westchester County.   The report, produced by our Nonprofit Economic Data Project in collaboration with Nonprofit Westchester with funding from the

Nonprofits are: EMPOWERING

By on November 6, 2013

This post is one in a series exploring each of the seven attributes – being productive, empowering, effective, enriching, reliable, responsive, and caring – revealed in the Listening Post’s Nonprofit Values Survey in detail. Please visit the Nonprofit Values overview

SAVE THE DATE: A discussion about the Future of Nonprofit America in NYC

By on July 22, 2013

On October 29th, please join us at the Foundation Center in New York as Center Director Lester Salamon hosts a panel discussion about where the nonprofit sector is heading, what its best path forward might be, and what it will

SAVE THE DATE: A discussion about the Future of Nonprofit America in Washington, DC

By on July 22, 2013

On October 17th, please join us at the Aspen Institute in Washington DC as Center Director Lester Salamon hosts a panel discussion about where the nonprofit sector is heading, what its best path forward might be, and what it will

Nonprofits are: ENRICHING

By on May 6, 2013

This post is one in a series exploring each of the seven attributes – being productive, empowering, effective, enriching, reliable, responsive, and caring – revealed in the Listening Post’s Nonprofit Values Survey in detail. Please visit the Nonprofit Values overview

Productive, Responsive, and Caring: Highlighting 3 Nonprofit Values

By on April 8, 2013

In December of 2012, we released a major report highlighting seven values that nonprofit leaders agreed were vital to the sector. This report was based upon a survey of 1500 nonprofit organizations around the U.S. conducted by our Listening Post

Nonprofits are: RESPONSIVE

By on March 4, 2013

This post is one in a series exploring each of the seven attributes – being productive, empowering, effective, enriching, reliable, responsive, and caring – revealed in the Listening Post’s Nonprofit Values Survey in detail. Please visit the Nonprofit Values overview

The Nonprofit Sector in Maryland: An update

By on February 28, 2013

Today, the Center is pleased to release an update on nonprofit employment in our home state of Maryland. The report, produced by our Nonprofit Economic Data Project in cooperation with Maryland Nonprofits, finds that the nonprofit sector in the state

Nonprofits are: CARING

By on February 12, 2013

This post is one in a series exploring each of the seven attributes – being productive, empowering, effective, enriching, reliable, responsive, and caring – revealed in the Listening Post’s Nonprofit Values Survey in detail. Please visit the Nonprofit Values overview

Nonprofits are: PRODUCTIVE

By on January 10, 2013

This post is one in a series exploring each of the seven attributes – being productive, empowering, effective, enriching, reliable, responsive, and caring – revealed in the Listening Post’s Nonprofit Values Survey in detail. Please visit the Nonprofit Values overview

Center Director Lester Salamon on the State of Nonprofit America and the Need for Renewal

By on December 12, 2012

On October 5th, 2012, Center Director Lester Salamon delivered a keynote speech, “The State of Nonprofit America and the Need for Renewal,” at the Nonprofit Issues Forum in Atlanta, Georgia.   His presentation drew on the recently published second edition

NEWS RELEASE | New Report: What Do Nonprofits Stand For? Renewing the nonprofit value commitment

By on December 6, 2012

Today, we are happy to announce the launch of our report on the core values of the nonprofit sector. You can download the report here and read our background post here.   For Immediate Release   This is a crucial

What makes nonprofits special?

By on November 27, 2012

Nonprofit organizations are under assault today as perhaps never before, with consequences that could be profound for the future of these organizations and for those they serve. The most prominent example of this has been proposals to reduce or cap

Nonprofit employment in Illinois

By on October 23, 2012

A new report on the economic and employment impact of nonprofit organizations in Illinois shows that the sector is, in fact, the fourth largest employer in the state, representing over 517,000 jobs. In producing this report, we also found that

Pushing back on taxation of nonprofits: Some lessons from the field

By on June 20, 2012

The Listening Post Project has released a new report covering the discussion from a recent Listening Post webinar on nonprofit taxation and government fees, which was convened to dig deeper into some of the findings from the Project’s 2010 survey.

GuideStar Helps Expand Reach of Listening Post Project Survey on the Nonprofit “Value Proposition”

By on March 15, 2012

Those of us in the nonprofit sector know that what we do matters. But have you ever felt unable to effectively communicate the unique contributions of your organization, or feel as though those outside our field don’t really understand the

NEWS RELEASE | Nonprofits show job growth through decade of turmoil, but lose market share

By on January 19, 2012

The Center has released a new Nonprofit Economic Data Project report entitled “Holding the Fort:Nonprofit Employment during a Decade of Turmoil.” As the report shows, the U.S. nonprofit sector posted a remarkable 10 year record of job growth despite two

Nonprofits Add Jobs in Maryland Despite Economic Downturn

By on December 13, 2011

Today, the Center’s Nonprofit Economic Data Project (NED) released the latest Maryland Nonprofit Employment Update, which examines nonprofit employment in Maryland during the current economic downturn. The report was produced as a joint product of the Center and Maryland Nonprofits.