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Collective impact of North Dakota nonprofits significant

Collective impact of North Dakota nonprofits significant

The North Dakota nonprofit sector strengthens the state economy, improves communities and engages diverse stakeholders to enhance quality of life, according to Nonprofits Matter: The Impact of North Dakota’s Nonprofit Sector, a new report from the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations (NDANO).

“While individual nonprofits are often recognized for their important work, the collective impact of the state’s nonprofit sector is often overlooked,” says Tim Eissinger, NDANO president and Anne Carlson Center chief operating officer. “Nonprofits work in every corner of North Dakota, contributing to the state’s economy and engaging stakeholders to address vital issues and improve quality of life.”

As an example, North Dakota nonprofits:
•Employ 13 percent of the state’s workforce.
•Leverage volunteer power ($404 million of service contributed) to enhance professional staff and impact.
•Improve the health and well-being of citizens, communities and the land.

“According to a poll of North Dakotans earlier this year, 86 percent agree our state and people benefit from the work done by charitable nonprofits,” says Dana Schaar Jahner, NDANO executive director. “The collective work of North Dakota’s nonprofits is essential.”

To download the report, visit