NONPROFIT WORKS: All features now available at no cost!

Just in time for the holidays, we are happy to announce that all features of our Nonprofit Works interactive database are now available at no cost!   With this update, all users who register a free account can now access key contextual and comparative data and convenience features that were previously available only to paid Premium members, including: See how nonprofits stack up to the five largest for-profit industries in the U.S. economy, including construction, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, and accommodation and food services. Compare nonprofit employment and wages to for-profit businesses and government institutions in the same fields and geographic areas. Examine nonprofit employment, wages, and establishments in metro statistical areas, in addition to the state, county, and national levels. Access the latest available data on nonprofit employment, establishments, and weekly and annual average wages for over a quarter century—from 1990 through 2017—and compare nonprofits to for-profits and government over the full period. Save full searches for quick reference, download machine-readable CSV files, and compare up to 5 geographic regions, field, and years in a single search. A crucial resource for understanding and advocating for the sector The nonprofit sector is a vitally important part of the...

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NONPROFIT WORKS 3.0: Johns Hopkins interactive database on nonprofit employment & wages adds updated data and new features

Introducing Nonprofit Works 3.0: The latest version of the popular interactive database created by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies to provide accessible information on nonprofit employment and wages in states and regions. The Center for Civil Society Studies is pleased to announce a major update to our Nonprofit Works interactive database! With the launch of Nonprofit Works 3.0, you will now be able to: See how nonprofits stack up to the five largest industries in the U.S. economy, including construction, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, and accommodation and food services. Examine nonprofit employment, wages, and establishments in metro statistical areas, in addition to the state, county, and national levels. Access the latest available Bureau of Labor Statistics data on nonprofit employment, establishments, and weekly and annual average wages for over a quarter century—from 1991 through 2017—and compare nonprofits to for-profits and government over the full period.   A crucial resource for understanding and advocating for the sector The nonprofit sector is a crucially important part of the employment landscape of the U.S., employing the third largest workforce and generating the third largest payroll of any of the 18 industries into which statistical authorities divide the...

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

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 nonprofit employment, wages, and establishments in states and counties through-out the U.S.! With this latest update, Nonprofit Works now brings the most-recent available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to the fingertips of nonprofit organizations, researchers, foundations, and those supporting them in states and counties throughout the country.   A crucial resource for understanding and advocating for the sector The nonprofit sector is a far more significant part of the employment landscape of the U.S. than is widely understood, employing the third largest workforce, and supporting the third largest payroll, of any U.S. industry behind only retail trade and manufacturing. What is more, this sector continues to be unusually dynamic blunting the impact of the most recent U.S. recession by continuing to add jobs while the country’s for-profit business sector shed jobs at an alarming rate. By putting these data in the hands of users both nationally and at the state and local level, Nonprofit Works makes it...

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

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.   Thanks to research carried out by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies drawing on data long buried in the computers of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, nonprofits and those that support them now have an easy message with which to attract policy-maker attention: Nonprofits now provide more jobs than almost all other industries in states and communities across the nation, outdistancing firms in construction, banking and insurance, transportation, real estate, and, in many states, all branches of manufacturing combined. And this is beyond all the social benefits nonprofits contribute. Now, updated data on nonprofit employment by state and county is only a click away thanks to the launch of Nonprofit Works, the interactive website that Johns Hopkins researchers have created to bring powerful data on nonprofit employment, establishments, and wages to the fingertips of nonprofit organizations, researchers, and those supporting them in states and counties throughout the country.   Initially launched in 2017 with data...

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

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 States from 1990-2011. With this new resource, you will be able to answer crucial questions like: How many people work for nonprofits in your state or county? In what fields are those jobs concentrated? How do nonprofit jobs compare to those in other sectors working in the same fields? How much have nonprofits contributed to job growth? How much do nonprofit wages contribute to the local economy? Are nonprofits present where they are most needed in your community?   Background America’s nonprofit sector employs the third largest workforce of any of the 18 industries into which statistical authorities divide the American economy, behind only retail trade and manufacturing, but ahead of construction, transportation, and finance and insurance. What is more, it is adding employment at a rate that exceeds that of the country’s for-profit business sector.   Surprised? You shouldn’t be. But, due to the way economic data are collected and reported in our country, these striking facts about...

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