Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oregon's Nonprofits: A $13 billion Industry

According to a report co-authored by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and Portland State University's Institute for Nonprofit Management, Oregon had more than 10,000 active, charitable nonprofit organizations that created $13 billion in revenue in 2010. The state's nonprofits also accounted for about 166,100 jobs.

Here are a few more key findings from the report:
  • The sector is predominantly female and white: 76 percent of employees are women; 28 percent are people of color
  • Overall, employment in nonprofits has stabilized after the recent financial crises: 35% of respondents reported an increase in paid staff, and over one-fourth increased volunteers
  • In 2011, 54% of nonprofits reported increased revenue, 26% reported flat revenue, and 20% reported decreased revenue compared with 2010
  • Eighty-six percent of nonprofits collaborate with each other. Those who collaborate most are agencies and organizations within the Housing and Shelter (97%), Health Care and Counseling (91%), and Human Services and Community Improvement and Capacity Building (tied at 89%) subsectors
You can find more details in the full report, or in an article from The Oregonian.

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