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Urban Institute:  Not-for-Profit Sector is 5% of US Economy

Urban Institute: Not-for-Profit Sector is 5% of US Economy

A new report by the Urban Institute profiles the not-for-profit sector.  One big take-away from it is that charitable activities make up more than five percent of the US Gross Domestic Product.  Here are some of its other highlights: Of the nonprofit organizations registered with IRS, 501(c)(3) public charities accounted for just over three-quarters of […]

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Governments Shifting Costs to Not-for-Profits by “Fiscal Bullying”

Governments Shifting Costs to Not-for-Profits by “Fiscal Bullying”

According to a new survey sponsored by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, State and Federal agencies are dramatically shifting the costs of their services onto the not-for-profit sector, expecting organizations with tight budgets and minimal reserves to absorb the costs of chronic underfunding of social services and other programs: Sponsored by the Bank of America Charitable […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Charitable Giving in Your Hometown

Everything You Wanted to Know About Charitable Giving in Your Hometown

Well almost everything. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has a great interactive site on its just-released report on charitable giving in the United States.  Want to see how your community stacks up?  The interactive site is here.  

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