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Study Shows San Diego Nonprofits Moving in Positive Direction

SAN DIEGO, CA – The annual State of Nonprofits report will be released Friday, June 5 at the State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy summit, to be held at the University of San Diego. This report, created by the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research (Caster Center), gathers and analyzes data to tell the story of San Diego’s diverse, growing and influential nonprofit and philanthropic sector. In San Diego, there are 12,832 501(c)3 nonprofit tax exempt organizations, representing $13.7 billion in revenue, $20.3 billion in assets, 8.1 percent of San Diego employment and 7.3 percent of San Diego wages- making this sector a key economic indicator.

This year’s report documents the increased economic impact of the sectors as revenue, assets and employment continue to grow. Key findings include:

· 29 percent growth in nonprofit sector wages, 2009 vs 2013 (only 15 percent growth in all other sector wages)

· 11 percent growth in nonprofit sector employment, 2009 vs 2013 (only 4 percent in all other sector employment)

· With 53 percent of revenue coming from contributions, San Diego nonprofits receive a greater proportion of contributions than California nonprofits, which receive 32.4 percent of their revenue from contributions

· 88 percent of San Diegans express confidence in local nonprofits

· 49 percent of households gave a monetary donation to a San Diego nonprofit in 2014, averaging $202

· 36 percent of households volunteered in 2014, averaging 23 hours per household per quarter

Looking forward, the 2015 Nonprofit Leadership Survey also highlights future trends, which include the need for cross-sector approaches to community problems and sustainable capital for nonprofits. For more information on the summit and the report, please visit http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/events/events_detail.php?_focus=50819.

The University of San Diego will be hosting the State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit on Friday, June 5, 2015 in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall. The summit will be hosted by the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research in conjunction with the Leadership Institute, both part of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) at USD. After releasing the data found in the annual State of Nonprofits report, the summit will provide San Diego nonprofit and philanthropic leaders with the skills to create, implement and evaluate their strategies going forward.

About the University of San Diego
The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders. Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalent students. The University of San Diego has a long history of public service and is recognized as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. The university’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business Administration, The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, The School of Law, The School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences, The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. For more information go to www.sandiego.edu.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Denise Ward
wardd@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659