Nonprofit Mgmt is a major that leads students into the world of what are called "Nonprofit. Organizations, like the Red Cross, Green Peace, Habitat for Humanity and the Lumina Foundation are all different forms of "Charitable nonprofits. They generate much of their revenue from grants, charitable contributions, and performing services for governments. Charitable nonprofits are mission-based corporations, formed to benefit the public. There are 10's of thousands of NPOs' nationally that all hire managers and administrators to lead them. The Nonprofit Management major is one of the fastest growing areas of study right now due to the rise in the number of NPOs.
Nonprofits embody the best spirit and values of our nation. They help millions of individuals and families daily. They protect, feed, heal, shelter, educate, and nurture our bodies and spirits. Nonprofits also give shape to our boldest dreams, highest ideals, and noblest causes. They turn our beliefs into action - as promoters of democracy, champions of the common good, incubators of innovation, laboratories of leadership, protectors of taxpayers, responders in times of trouble, stimulators of the economy, and weavers of community fabric.
From your local PTA to Harvard. From a neighborhood health clinic to the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. From your local community theatre to the Kennedy Center. From a local animal shelter to the Humane Society. Nonprofits are all around us and touch millions of lives each day. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who has not been touched in some way by a nonprofit organization, whether they knew it or not. Take a moment and trace your life's nonprofit journey. Think about the people you've interacted with on that journey - they are the face of the nonprofit sector, and so are you.
Nonprofit organizations are well known for their contributions to their communities, helping those in need. Public perception of nonprofits often focuses on volunteers making a difference for others. Media coverage focuses on the extremes: the "feel good" human interest stories or the rare cases of abuse of the public trust. But, that is not the whole story of the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofits are employers
According to a study by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies, more than 10% of the American workforce is employed by nonprofits, which contribute nearly $322 billion in wages to the economy. The nonprofit workforce outnumbers the combined workforces of the utility, wholesale trade, and construction industries.
Nonprofits are an economic force
If the nonprofit sector were a country, it would have the seventh largest economy in the world according to GDP data compiled by the World Bank. According to a study by Americans for the Arts, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $166.2 billion in economic activity every year—$63.1 billion in spending by organizations and an additional $103.1 billion in event-related spending by their audiences.
Nonprofits work in every community
Caring for returning soldiers, rebuilding cities, educating children, supporting the workforce, nursing the sick, supporting our elders, elevating the arts, mentoring our youth, protecting natural resources, and more, nonprofits are all around us.
Telling this story is essential to demonstrate the value of nonprofits to funders (individuals, foundations, and corporations), to our communities, and to our partners in the government and media. We invite you to learn more about these vital organizations and how they touch each one of us.
Source: National Council of Non-Profits:http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/americas-nonprofits