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N.D. Nonprofits Employ 15 Percent of Workforce

Nonprofits will showcase their collective impact to the North Dakota Legislature Feb. 5 during Nonprofit Day at the Capitol in Bismarck. A new report from the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations (NDANO) highlights the essential work of the state's charitable nonprofits in all mission areas.

According to “North Dakota Nonprofit Sector Impact,” the state nonprofit sector:

  • Employs 15 percent of the state’s private workforce.
  • Leverages volunteer power ($377.8 million of service contributed).
  • Reports $4.1 billion in annual revenue.

“Nonprofits impact the lives of every North Dakotan throughout their lifetime,” says Dana Schaar Jahner, NDANO executive director. “Nonprofits help grow our economy and strengthen our quality of life. Nonprofit Day at the Capitol brings together organizations from across our state to communicate the critical mission work of nonprofits as partners with government in building a better North Dakota.”

To download the report, visit

NDANO is the statewide membership association for the North Dakota nonprofit sector. Its mission is to educate, advocate and connect to strengthen nonprofits.