Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector 2020

Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector 2020

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Independent Sector

Overview

The U.S. nonprofit sector is the underpinning of our society. In 2020, we have seen this in extraordinary and extraordinarily painful ways. Nonprofits provide a significant portion of the nation’s health care, higher education, human services, arts and culture, conservation, and other vital services. Nonprofits also have been the primary catalyst for major social change over the past 150 years. At a time when the sector is both more critical and more vulnerable than in recent memory, it is essential that communities and their leaders understand the current health of the nonprofit sector.

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VALUE OF SECTOR

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Nonprofits make up 5.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

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FINANCIAL RESOURCES

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In 2019, Americans gave $450 billion to charity, but the number of donors continued a downward trend, declining by 3%

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HUMAN CAPITAL

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Nonprofits make up 7% of total workforce and 10% of private workforce

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PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY

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Voters contacted by nonprofits turn out at rates 11 percentage points higher than comparable voters

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COVID-19 IMPACT

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million jobs lost

7% of nonprofits are estimated to close due to the pandemic and 1 million nonprofit jobs have been lost

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GOVERNANCE & TRUST

59%

59% of U.S. public trust nonprofits to do what is right

Originally Published: 2020-10-12
Global Topics: Civil Society, COVID-19 Communications, COVID-19 Community Impact, COVID-19 Human Resource, COVID-19 Organizational Sustainability, COVID-19 Public Policy, COVID-19 Response, Data, Infrastructure, NIIAG, Nonprofit Capital, Public Policy, Trust
Resource Types: Publication