Statistics Norway releases nonprofit funding data for the first time

Statistics Norway recently released an updated report on its satellite account on nonprofit institutions (NPIs), resulting from their continued implementation of the UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts. For the first time, this report includes data on funding, finding that in 2012, NPIs in Norway received a total of NOK 90.5 billion (USD$1.2 billion) in funding to carry out their work. Of this, almost 40 billion came from public sources, which represents about 43 percent of organizations’ overall operating income. Roughly 39 percent of overall nonprofit income was derived from households, while the remainder (approximately 18 percent) was funded by the corporate sector. This income includes both payments for goods and services and philanthropic contributions, but does not include funds contributed for investment purposes.   The report shows, however, that distribution of funding sources varied significantly by field. Organizations working within health, social services, and education and research received most of their funding from public sector contributions, while organizations in other fields – such as culture and recreation organizations – relied more heavily on funding from households and corporations.   Employment In total, NPIs employed 83,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) paid workers – an increase...

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NEWS RELEASE | The State of Global Civil Society & Volunteering – Latest findings from the implementation of the UN Nonprofit Handbook

  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 have produced nonprofit satellite accounts. Please see the news release below. You can also see an infographic here, and you can download the full, 16-page report here.     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NONPROFITS A MAJOR SOURCE OF EMPLOYMENT GROWTH GLOBALLY SAYS NEW JOHNS HOPKINS REPORT A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies reveals that nonprofit organizations are major employers and major sources of employment growth in countries throughout the world. The report draws on new data generated by statistical offices in sixteen countries that have implemented a new United Nations Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions. This Handbook calls on national statistical offices to report on the economic scale and composition of nonprofit organizations in their countries for the first time.   Key findings to date from implementation of this Handbook, as summarized in this report, include these:   A major employer In 6 of the 16 countries for which data are available, nonprofits employ 10...

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New international comparative data from the implementation of the UN Nonprofit Handbook

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. This data sheds new light on the true scope and scale of the nonprofit sector in these countries. Below is a small taste of the data featured in the report “The State of Global Civil Society and Volunteering: Latest Findings from the implementation of the U.N. Nonprofit Handbook.”     click to download....

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