Laura Deitrick



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The 2016 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy annual report analyzes the health of San Diego’s nonprofit sector, identifies important trends, and reports on leadership perspectives.

The number of nonprofit organizations is rebounding to pre-recession levels, while revenues and nonprofit employment continue on an upward trend. Nonprofits remain an important contributor to the local economy. Accounting for nine percent of County employment, San Diego’s 10,196 nonprofits generated $14.9B in revenue and hold $23.8B in assets. Financial indicators as well as patterns of household giving and volunteering point to a more stable nonprofit sector in San Diego compared to the previous year.

Nonprofit leaders report an increase in demand for their organization’s services and are confronting workforce development issues resulting from changes to the minimum wage and the retirement of many seasoned leaders. These challenges emerge alongside demands from donors for greater efficiency and results-focused reporting, and more collaboration as a means to leveraging limited resources.

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state of nonprofits, social impact, philanthropy, nonprofit, administration, management, state of nonprofits, giving, San Diego


Nonprofit Administration and Management


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