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Are We Adding Local Nonprofit Jobs?

December 14, 2012

In a blog post from November 26 we talked about the economic impact of nonprofits in our community.  More than $805 million in expected revenue for this fiscal year was reported based on data from just 248 local organizations with published profiles in The Giving Partner at that time.

What about jobs?  Nonprofit positions looked like this:

  • 7,453 full time employees
  • 3,909 part time employees
  • 1,802 contract employees

Naturally, all of these positions and the program, administrative and fundraising work they support are enhanced by an army of volunteers.

It’s tempting to look at national economic fluxes and try to surmise how they trickle down to changes in our local job market. But now we can use data shared in The Giving Partner–as reported by organizations–to more accurately tell us whether job numbers have increased, decreased or stayed the same.

Next year, we’ll take a look at these numbers to see if they are significantly up or down.

What’s your prediction?

-Susie Bowie
Director of Nonprofit Strategy
Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Want more commentary on nonprofits jobs and human resources? Check out Pam Truitt’s post on The Patterson Foundation’s blog: “Nonprofits can turn small into meaningful.”

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