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Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse community of changemakers, nonprofits, foundations, and corporations working to strengthen civil society and ensure all people in the United States thrive. As the vital meeting ground, we advance our mission by fostering a sense of belonging, catalyzing action, and providing policy leadership across the full breadth of the charitable sector.

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Upswell 2020

Oct 14-16, 2020
Online

No matter your mission, one thing is true for all of us: we can’t go back to the way things were.

The pandemic has fundamentally unsettled us, calling into question how we live, who we see, and what we value.

As changemakers, we now have an extraordinary opportunity to propose — and collectively engineer — a future that doesn’t just help our communities recover, but re-imagines society so that every person can thrive.

Consider this your invitation to help design the next normal.

 

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The Sector in Your State

Across the United States, the charitable sector generates incredible impact on both communities and economies. These profiles are snapshot of major statistics about each state’s charitable community. They are designed to give you a broad sense of the scale and diversity of nonprofits, foundations, and charities. Hover over a state for quick stats or click on a state for its full profile.

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Policy Action Center

As an employee, volunteer, or donor to a charitable organization, you are the expert on how policy proposals affect your organizations, your communities, and your neighbors. Use your voice and educate lawmakers using the Independent Sector Action Center.

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Value of Volunteer Time

Volunteers in the United States hold up the foundation of civil society by serving their communities and providing their expertise. Independent Sector’s Value of Volunteer Time gives you just one measure of volunteers’ contributions in time, talent, and effort.

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What drives us?

Community Building

We believe that the nonprofit ecosystem is stronger when all types of organizations have a common meeting ground — secular and religious, left and right, coastal and heartland. Together, we are better positioned to build a world where all can thrive.

Public Policy

We play a proactive, solutions-driven role in helping to craft policies that advance the common good and promote the health of the charitable sector. By educating policymakers on both need and impact, we help create an environment where charity can thrive.

Strong Sector

We aim to catalyze and change how the sector approaches the biggest challenges that have been identified and validated through our community-building work — always ensuring that our changemaker community is as diverse and inclusive as those we serve.

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Why Join Independent Sector?

From the biggest foundations to local charities, Independent Sector is the only national organization that brings together nonprofits, foundations, and corporations engaged in every kind of charitable endeavor. Learn more about becoming a member.

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