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.
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