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By Tom Watson on April 10, 2007No Comment
TRENDS

Projected Sector Growth

Changing Our World estimates:

  • If the pace of growth of the 2000-2004 period is maintained for the remainder of the decade, there will be 1.2 million public charities in 2010, nearly half of which will have been formed in this decade and 68% in the 1990-2010 period.
  • If the pace of growth of private philanthropies is maintained, there will be nearly 150,000 in 2010, of which 45% will have been formed in this decade and 79% in the 1990-2010 period.

The Nonprofit Sector

  • Nonprofits spend $785 billion annually.
  • Nonprofit expenditures account for 8.5% of national income.
  • Nonprofit sector is the 3rd largest contributor to the U.S. GDP, after retail trade and wholesale trade.
  • Tax exempt organizations represent 5.8% of all businesses in the U.S.

Total Giving By Source

Total Giving By Source
Five-Year Spans in Inflation-Adjusted Dollars
(1965-2004)

In Billions ($)

Total Giving By Source

Source: Giving USA (using CPI to adjust for inflation)


 

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 Sector Revenue By Source
Sector Revenue by Source
Source: GivingUSA

 

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