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[Infographic] The Rise of the Nonprofit Sector

November 16, 2013

This week's infographic underscores a basic fact familiar to many of you: the nonprofit sector is growing faster than the business and public sectors, providing millions of meaningful jobs while contributing billions of dollars to GDP. Whether this is a good thing, or an unsettling reflection of an economy that's stuck in neutral -- or maybe both -- is an open question. We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

Other takeaways from the infographic:

  • In New England, nonprofits now employ 16 percent of all workers;
  • In 2011, 64.3 million Americans donated 7.9 billion hours of of community service, equal to $171 billion worth of paid work;
  • Nonprofits plan to double their use of technology in 2013.


Thanks to Jaclyn Lambert and the University of San Francisco's Master of Public Administration program for sending this our way. If you have an infographic you'd like to share with our readers, drop us a line at [email protected].

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