Nonprofits play an important role in the economic well-being of the state of Indiana as a whole, as well as in individual counties.
In the state of Indiana:
- Nonprofits employ 9 percent of the total workforce.
- Nonprofits account for 9 percent of total statewide payroll.
- Nonprofits make up 5 percent of total workplace establishments.
Profiles regarding the impact of nonprofit employment have been created for all Indiana counties with populations of 50,000 or higher. Profiles were not created for counties with smaller populations because of data confidentiality issues.
Citation: County Nonprofit Employment, 1995-2009, by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, with Kellie L. McGiverin-Bohan, Lauren Dula, Katherine Gagnon, Weston Merrick, and Deb Oonk. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, October 2012).
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Note on Methodology
These reports draw data from the national Quarterly Census Employment and Wages (QCEW) filings. However, because of the unique position of nonprofits under federal law, many nonprofits are not required to complete these filings. For example, religious congregations as well as 501(c)(3) organizations employing fewer than four workers are exempt from QCEW filings. We can also only identify nonprofit employers that are registered with the IRS as exempt entities. Because of these exclusions we are confident that our analysis underestimates nonprofit employment in Indiana.