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Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the $110 Billion US Nonprofit Institutions Industry Featuring AARP, Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Goodwill


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Nonprofit Institutions" report to their offering.

The US nonprofit institutions industry includes about 60,000 organizations with combined annual revenue of about $110 billion. Major organizations include AARP, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Goodwill Industries. The industry is fragmented: the largest 50 organizations account for about 25 percent of industry revenue.

Major nonprofit organizations based outside the US include the World Health Organization and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland); The National Trust and Oxfam GB (UK); and BRAC (Bangladesh).

Included in the industry are grantmaking foundations, charitable trusts, and other organizations that raise funds for social welfare activities; advocacy organizations that promote a particular cause or benefit a specific constituency; and groups that promote the civic or social interests of their members. Typical examples include educational and philanthropic trusts, health research fundraising groups, civil liberties and human rights organizations, wildlife conservation and environmental establishments, alumni associations, fraternal organizations, and scouting groups.

Although technically distinct, the terms nonprofit, tax-exempt, and charitable are often used interchangeably. Nonprofits are sometimes referred to as 501(c) entities, after the section of the Internal Revenue Code that defines their tax status. Some organizations that operate as nonprofit entities, such as colleges and universities, hospitals, and religious organizations, are covered in separate industry profiles.


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Industry Overview

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Business Challenges

Business Trends

Industry Opportunities

Call Preparation Questions

Financial Information

Industry Forecast

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