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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

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

By on March 11, 2013

  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

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

By on March 8, 2013

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.

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

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

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

Taxing the Tax-Exempt Sector—A Growing Danger for Nonprofit Organizations

By on April 18, 2011

One of the long-standing features of American law has been the principle that nonprofit charitable organizations should be exempt from taxation. However, a recent survey by the Johns Hopkins Listening Post Project found that a surprising number of the responding