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NEWS RELEASE | Nonprofit Jobs Still Down by Nearly 960,000 as of January, Time to Full Recovery Increases to 2 Years

By on February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021 For immediate release Contact: Chelsea Newhouse [download as PDF]   In our continuing effort to track the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nonprofit employment, this report documents our estimates of COVID-induced nonprofit job losses through

NEWS RELEASE | Nonprofits Lost Over 50,000 Jobs in December, Reversing a Slow Recovery

By on January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021 For immediate release Contact: Chelsea Newhouse [download as PDF] Note: The headline of this report has been update to correct a typo.   In our continuing effort to track the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on

NEWS RELEASE | Nonprofit Job Recovery Rate Drops to 1.9% in November, Could Take 2.4 Years to Fully Recover

By on December 15, 2020

December 15, 2020 For immediate release Contact: Chelsea Newhouse [download as PDF]   As 2020 draws to a close, we have analyzed data from the latest BLS Employment Situation Report to estimate nonprofit job losses through November, continuing our effort

NEWS RELEASE | Nonprofit Jobs Rebound Slightly in October, But Remain Down by Over 900,000 Compared to Pre-COVID Levels

By on November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020 For immediate release Contact: Chelsea Newhouse [download as PDF]   In our continuing effort to track the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nonprofit employment, we have analyzed data from the latest BLS Employment Situation Report

NEWS RELEASE | Nonprofit Employment Recovery Slowed Significantly in September, Still Down By Nearly 8%

By on October 21, 2020

OCTOBER 21, 2020 For immediate release Contact: Chelsea Newhouse [download as PDF]   As part of our continued effort to track the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nonprofit employment, we have analyzed data from the latest BLS Employment

BREAKING NEWS: Nonprofit jobs still down by nearly 1 million despite a partial recovery

By on September 4, 2020

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 For immediate release Contact: Chelsea Newhouse [download as a PDF]   Despite a partial recovery of the U.S. economy from the recent pandemic, new data released today by the U.S. Bureau Labor Statistics suggests that nonprofit employment

The 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report: The 3rd largest employer faces the COVID-19 crisis

By on June 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Chelsea Newhouse     A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies finds that U.S. nonprofits maintained their position as the third largest employer in the U.S. economy, overtaking manufacturing by

NEWS RELEASE: The Impact of Rotary Volunteering—47 Million Hours a Year and Counting

By on December 5, 2019

Media contacts: Chelsea Newhouse (JHU/CCSS) Stephanie Herzfeld (Rotary) [download as PDF]   According to a new study released today by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, with just 563 paid employees globally, Rotary International annually mobilizes volunteer effort

NEWS RELEASE: Not just an urban phenomenon—New data on the nonprofit workforce

By on August 28, 2019

UPDATED September 6, 2019 Media contact: Chelsea Newhouse [download as PDF]     Common wisdom holds that nonprofit employment is essentially an urban phenomenon. But new data generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics using a technique developed by

Announcing the 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies

By on January 17, 2019

U.S. nonprofits maintained a robust pattern of job growth through 2016, the latest year for which data are available.   But for-profit companies are making significant inroads in key nonprofit fields, cutting into nonprofits’ market share.   These are just

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

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.  

NEWS RELEASE | Now available from Johns Hopkins University Press—Explaining Civil Society Development: A Social Origins Approach

By on September 6, 2017

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

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

Japanese edition of Leverage for Good now available

By on March 15, 2016

The Center is pleased to announce that the Japanese translation of Director Lester Salamon’s recent book, Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investing (Oxford University Press, 2014), is now available from Minerva Publishing!

TSI Project: A statistical revolution in data on the third sector in Europe

By on June 10, 2015

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

NEWS RELEASE | A “win-win” solution for transforming the philanthropic landscape of the world

By on October 1, 2014

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,

NEWS RELEASE | Two new books from Lester Salamon explore the revolution under way on the frontiers of philanthropy and social investment

By on September 22, 2014

Oxford University Press and Lester Salamon Announce Two New Books: NEW FRONTIERS OF PHILANTHROPY and LEVERAGE FOR GOOD  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Newhouse   With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline while

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

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

Announcing the 3rd edition of America’s Nonprofit Sector: A Primer

By on June 28, 2012

The new, fully-revised third edition of Center Director Lester Salamon‘s vital text “America’s Nonprofit Sector: A Primer” has been issued by the Foundation Center. It can be ordered here.   This new edition uses the most recent data on 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

NEWS RELEASE | Counting the Volunteers the World Counts On

By on March 29, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies announced today the release of a new manual to help statistical agencies around the world track the amount, type and value