Employment in the Local Nonprofit Sector

July 22, 2013

Donors and funders are using The Giving Partner to make informed choices about giving. Consultants, local foundations and others are using The Giving Partner to learn more about the training, resources and other services nonprofits need as they continue to grow as successful, sustainable organizations.

But the rest of the story rests in the sheer power of data.  We are learning a lot about the value of charitable organizations beyond what immediately comes to mind for many people when they hear the word “nonprofit.”

Let’s look at employment for example.

The 314 nonprofit organizations located in Sarasota, Manatee or Charlotte counties with published profiles in The Giving Partner employ nearly 7,000 full-time staff, nearly 4,000 part-time staff, and 2,000 contractors.

These numbers represent only part of our nonprofit landscape, but they provide a good indication of how important charitable organizations are when it comes to employment in our region.*


Are you surprised by these numbers?

As you tell your own organization’s stories and accomplishments, consider how you can also tell the story of how powerful the nonprofit sector is as a whole. We need to let the world know.

Organizations with profiles in The Giving Partner were not included in this data set if their main offices are located outside of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or Desoto counties, although these organizations also serve this geographic area.*


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