Researchers who are studying the growth of the nonprofit sector in the United States will want to ask our staff for the Nonprofit Almanac 2008. Published by the Urban Institute Press, the highly anticipated volume provides statistical data and analysis on all types of organizations.
Here are examples of some of the facts you will find in the new edition:
In 2005, nonprofits employees accounted for nearly 10 percent of the nation’s non-farm workforce (p. 21).
While nonprofit revenues have been increasing, savings has been declining since the late 1990s (p. 125).
In 2005, among the 1.4 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States, 876,164 were 501(c)(3) public charities. There were 323,530 reporting public charities with more than $25,000 in revenues that filed Form 990s (p. 212).
If you are searching for additional information, have a look at our FAQ, “Where can I find statistical data on U.S. charities?”