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YES! The nonprofit sector is a powerful economic engine in California, especially when it comes to employment and wages. The nonprofit industry employs more than 1.2 million Californians and, in 2016, paid a total of $74 Billion in wages.

Later this year, CalNonprofits will release new findings for Causes Count: The Economic Impact of California’s Nonprofit Sector. We are so excited we just had to share this sneak peek at some of the data from the “Employment” section of the report:

4th Largest Industry Chart

In total, nonprofits added 107,626 jobs and $13.7 billion in wages between 2012 and 2016. 


Employment diversity and growth stats

Nonprofits “raise” $16.6 billion each year by mobilizing volunteers to contribute unpaid hours

Volunteers do the equivalent work of 331,058 full-time workers — a significant economic and intangible contribution to the state. New trends in volunteering, however, show that while the number of adults participating as volunteers has grown slightly, the number of hours contributed has dropped by an alarming 25%. 

Following up on the data we reported in 2014 in the original Causes Count: The Economic Impact of California's Nonprofit Sector, the report of the new findings will include new research on nonprofit business models and funding sources, plus updated information about employment, disparities within the nonprofit sector, and more. Make sure you are subscribed to our email list.

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