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The State of Our Sector Is Resilient

I am deeply grateful to the thousands of you who raised your voices to tell the country what’s at stake by taking the 2018 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. For the eighth time, NFF is proud to publish this collective megaphone, which has become a widely cited barometer of U.S. nonprofits’ financial and operational health, and a crucial evidence base for a wide array of sector funding discussions.

Here is what we heard from almost 3,400 of you, leaders of nonprofits large and small that address many issues on many community frontlines across all 50 states.


New Report: Nonprofits—America’s Third Largest Workforce

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 Labor Statistics data, the new report, “Nonprofits: America’s Third Largest Workforce” reveals that as of 2015, America’s nonprofit sector:

  • Has the third largest workforce. The U.S. nonprofit workforce ranks third in size among the 18 major U.S. industries, behind only retail trade and manufacturing.

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