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Reflections on Lester Salamon: Stephanie Geller

By on October 8, 2021

This is part of a series of posts from colleagues and friends around the world reflecting on the life, work, and impact of late Center Director Lester M. Salamon. A collection of additional remembrances from colleagues, online tributes, and photos

Reflections on Lester Salamon: Dennis Young & Kirsten Grønbjerg

By on October 1, 2021

This is part of a series of posts from colleagues and friends around the world reflecting on the life, work, and impact of late Center Director Lester M. Salamon. A collection of additional remembrances from colleagues, online tributes, and photos

Reflections on Lester Salamon: Zhang Yuanfeng

By on September 24, 2021

This is part of a series of posts from colleagues and friends around the world reflecting on the life, work, and impact of late Center Director Lester M. Salamon. A collection of additional remembrances from colleagues, online tributes, and photos

Reflections on Lester Salamon: Ben Gidron & Edith Archambault

By on September 17, 2021

This is the first in a planned series of posts from colleagues and friends around the world reflecting on the life, work, and impact of late Center Director Lester M. Salamon. A collection of additional remembrances from colleagues, online tributes,

Statement on the passing of Lester Salamon

By on August 23, 2021

With great sorrow, we write to share the news that Dr. Lester M. Salamon passed away on Friday August 20, 2021. Our collective loss will resonate across the field of nonprofit and third sector research in the United States and

Join our effort to improve nonprofit workforce data today!

By on August 4, 2021

The Issue From its inception, a major goal of our Nonprofit Economic Data Project has been to improve the quality and availability of crucial data on nonprofit employment and wages in the United States. While we have made considerable progress

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, APRIL 2021 | Rate of Nonprofit Job Recovery Slows Significantly in April

By on May 14, 2021

May 14, 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

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, MARCH 2021 | Nonprofits Regained Nearly 81,000 Jobs in March, but Still Face a Long Road to Full Recovery

By on April 14, 2021

April 14, 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

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, FEBRUARY 2021: Nonprofit Sector Lost Over 7% of Its Workforce in the First Year of the Pandemic

By on March 12, 2021

March 12, 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

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, JANUARY 2021: 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

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, DECEMBER 2020: 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

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, NOVEMBER 2020: 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

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, OCTOBER 2020: 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

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 2020: 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

COVID-19 JOBS UPDATE, AUGUST 2020: 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

New Official Visibility for the Global Third Sector and Social Economy: A Major Statistical Breakthrough

By on October 8, 2018

Capping a three-year process, the United Nations has released a new statistical guidance document for nations to use to generate solid data on the world’s third, or social economy, sector—the TSE Sector.   Unknown by most observers, this sector—embracing nonprofit

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.  

The PtP Beat Goes On: “How to Apply PtP to State-Owned Enterprises” by William L. Megginson and Lester M. Salamon

By on February 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Newhouse   Governments around the world have recently been involved in a significant new wave of privatizations-sales of state-owned enterprises to private companies. The 48-month period between January 2013 and December 2016 saw governments raise

The PtP Beat Goes On: “How to Apply PtP to Stolen or Stranded Assets” by Aaron Bornstein and Lester M. Salamon

By on December 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Newhouse     According to a recent UN report, close to US$4 trillion is stolen from governments or generated by bribes or other forms of corruption each year in countries around the world—an annual sum