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Nonprofit Employment Data Project

Johns Hopkins University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2014–March 31, 2015
  • Location Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University created a method to disclose federal data on nonprofit employment collected through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. The center subsequently assembled a decade (1999-2009) of quarterly data on nonprofit employment and volunteering for 45 states and Washington, D.C., and published a comprehensive report, "Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil". In the upcoming grant period, the center will make a nonprofit employment dataset available to the public through a new, web-based, interactive database so that nonprofit practitioners, public officials, academics, and the general public can have accessible and timely information on nonprofit employment and wages in user-friendly, graphic formats. Johns Hopkins University is one of America’s premier research universities. The Center for Civil Society Studies seeks to improve understanding and the effective functioning of nonprofit, philanthropic, and civil society organizations.