Monday, January 16, 2006

This post is one in a continuing series about websites that are valuable to those of us interested in the nonprofit sector. Independent Sector is one of my favorite sites for important information based on research. They are highly respected and you can feel comfortable if you cite Independent Sector as a source.

Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs in the United States. They are a nonpartisan coalition of approximately 500 organizations. You can join Independent Sector and become a part of America's leading coalition of charities, foundations, corporations, and individuals.

They sponsor ground-breaking research, fight for public policies that support a dynamic, independent sector, and create wonderful resources for nonprofits.

Recent research by Independent Sector has developed the following statistics:

89% of households contribute to charity.
The average household annual contributions totaled $1620.
The value of volunteer time in 2005 was $17.55 an hour.

You can find out more about Independent Sector at:

Independent Sector

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