National Council of Nonprofits
Trends in the Nonprofit Sector
National Center for Charitable Statistics
|"The Center helps me remember the bigger picture. It reminds me that what affects any segment of the non-profit community affects me."
-- James A. Hemm, Former Executive Director, NJ Association on Correction
Sources: IRS Business Master File; Urban Institute, National Center for Charitable Statistics; Corporation for National & Community Service; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Independent Sector; and Johns Hopkins University
New Jersey Non-Profit Issues/Trends (2016)
Top 5 issues affecting individual organization viability (aside from funding):
Top 5 issues affecting non-profit sector viability in the coming decade:
Source: Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey Non-Profits 2016: Trends and Outlook
In one way or another, everyone’s life is touched by the work of a non-profit.
Non-profits enhance our daily lives by:
Non-profit organizations are an essential part of maintaining a strong quality of life in New Jersey, and they are also a valuable component of the state’s economic engine. There are approximately 30,000 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in New Jersey, not only providing essential programs and services in our communities, but also serving as a vital part of our economy. IRS data show that New Jersey’s non-profits combined spend more than $38 billion annually, most of it in the Garden State. New Jersey non-profits employ more than 314,000 people – nearly 10% of the state’s private workforce, and more than the state’s transportation and public utilities industries, more than the construction industry, and more than the banking and insurance industries.
Non-profits make up a vital sector that improves life for everyone. Non-profits are all about service to others, strengthening communities, finding common bonds across disparate personal and professional backgrounds, and enriching our society in countless ways large and small. Every day, non-profits realize significant accomplishments that make our world a better place.