Nonprofit Day Should Be Everyday

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15 Aug 2023


Since 1992, August 17th has been recognized as National Nonprofit Day. According to National Today, “The nonprofit sector is the third-largest employer in the United States, employing over 12 million people and trailing only retail and manufacturing. Donations to nonprofit organizations have reached unprecedented heights in the last ten years. Over 10% of nonprofit donations are made via mobile phones.”  

Nonprofit Statics 

The following statistics are provided by Define Financial as of 2023:

  • Americans give seven times more than their European counterparts
  • Recurring monthly donors give 42% more than one-time givers
  • The most giving people in the U. S. live in Utah, with Mississippi being a close second
  • Americans making less than $50,000 annually are the second-highest givers

Individuals donate 80% of all donations. Annual donations by American generations:

  • Silent Generation (1927 - 1945) - 26% of all Americans
  • Baby Boomers (1946 - 1964) - 43% of all Americans
  • Gen X (1965 - 1980) - 59% of their generation
  • Millennials (1981 - 1996)  - 84% of their generation

Corporations donate 20% of all donations. The top five are:

  • Google
  • Walmart
  • Merck and Company
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Pfizer

Pasadena’s Nonprofits

Pasadena Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is a nonprofit, Type B Corporation under the Texas Development Corporation Act created in 1988. Along with donations, PEDC is funded and financed by a half-cent sales tax collected by the City of Pasadena. The goal of PEDC is to support and help local for-profit businesses thrive. Succeeding in this goal, Pasadena residents benefit by having local resources, economic stability, and vast close-to-home employment options. The City of Pasadena’s economy is then boosted by the recirculation of local dollars. Local businesses have the ability to expand, create multiple locations, or add land to their current locations. 

Other community service organizations include: 

Support Local Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations do more than simply collect donations. They offer employment, give a voice to the voiceless, raise awareness, offer assistance, and give humanity a boost of kindness. These types of tireless efforts deserve attention, recognition, and donations whenever possible. 

Support your local nonprofit organizations in honor of National Nonprofit Day by: 

  • Sharing their information on your personal and professional social media pages
  • Donating and sharing that you donated
  • Giving an additional donation 
  • Volunteering your time

Remember, a little goes a long way. Happy National Nonprofit Day!