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Indiana Nonprofit Employment Analysis

Our ongoing analysis of Indiana nonprofit employment is a joint effort by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University to document the significant role of Indiana nonprofits in the state's economy by providing detailed information on the size, composition, and distribution of paid employment in the private nonprofit sector in Indiana.

Statewide Reports

For a look at our most recent findings, see the reports listed below. They are included in a series of similar reports for other states developed by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies

Regional Reports

For a look at the economic impact of nonprofits in selected economic regions across the state, see the reports listed below. Note, you will need a free copy of the Adobe Reader program to read these reports.

County Reports

The Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions project has released a series of short county reports profiling paid nonprofit employment in Indiana counties with a population of 50,000 or more. These reports document the important – and growing – contributions of nonprofits to local economies and local service systems. The analyses will inform discussions about the impact of federal and state budget decisions on the nonprofit sector’s capacity to continue to deliver key services in local communities and about the sector’s ability to continue to buffer local economies against the persistent recession.

Report Information

Information in these reports:

  • Highlights the significant contributions that Indiana nonprofits makes to the state's economy
  • Compares paid employment in the state's nonprofit, for-profit and government sectors both overall and for the industries in which nonproft employment is concentrated
  • Analyzes nonprofit employment, payroll and average weekly wages for the state's metropolitan regions, counties, and economic growth regions
  • Analyzes trends in nonprofit employment, payroll and average weekly wages
  • Compares nonprofit employment for registered charities and for all other IRS-registered nonprofits
  • Provides information about the extent to which nonprofit employment in Indiana is provided by Indiana registered nonprofits or by those using IRS reporting addresses outside of Indiana