Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: A Quarterly Review 2021, First Quarter

The first quarter supplement to the Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector Report, by the Independent Sector, underscores the need for greater focus on building a healthy and equitable sector and nation, as well as nonprofits’ vital role.

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The Independent Sector U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Quarterly Review report is new for 2021, and focuses on nonprofit employment and economic contributions to the nation. This report is a follow-up to their more comprehensive Health of the U.S.
Nonprofit Sector: Annual Review report.

Findings include:

  • 7.1% of all workers in the U.S. were employed by nonprofits in March 2021
  • The nonprofit sector's economic recovery lagged slightly behind the growth of the overall economy
  • The U.S. nonprofit sector had an economic contribution of $1.2 trillion in Q1
  • 10% increase in the number of donors compared to Q1 2020

Download the full report at the Independent Sector.

Sarajane Foltz

Director, Capacity Building, Points of Light

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