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2009 Nonprofit Sector in Brief

The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving and Volunteering, 2009

This brief highlights trends in the number and finances of 501(c)(3) public charities, as well as key findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering, two vital resources to the nonprofit sector. Figures on giving and volunteering include the most recent data available. Data reported on the nonprofit sector are from 2007—a snapshot of the sector just before the U.S. economic recession.

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National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) Codes

IRS Activity Codes Used to Categorize Nonprofits

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Regulation of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Project

A project advancing research and practice on nonprofit regulatory frameworks and their impact on the sector

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Nonprofit Trends and Impacts

A nationally representative survey of nonprofits

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