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The Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University released a report with updated estimates of nonprofit employment through September 2021. For the first time this year, September’s jobs report showed an overall decline in nonprofit jobs, led by a sizable loss of jobs in the education and health care sectors.

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In the spring of 2021, the Center conducted a survey of the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on nonprofit finances, staff, programs, and operations. 

The Independent Sector Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Quarterly Review report is new for 2021, and focuses on nonprofit employment and economic contributions to the nation. It follows publication of the first Independent Sector Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Annual Report, which was released in 2020. The annual report is a more comprehensive resource that conveys important information on the current health of the U.S. nonprofit sector across multiple dimensions and in a single, accessible format.

The Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University released a report with updated estimates of nonprofit employment through March 2021. All fields of nonprofit activity experienced significant job gains during the month for the first time since August 2020, though these still left nonprofit jobs well below pre-COVID-19 levels.

The Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University released a report with updated estimates of nonprofit job losses through January 2021. The report also projects the amount of time it will require to return to pre-pandemic employment levels - currently at 2 years.

The National Council on Nonprofits is calling on all nonprofit organizations to sign onto a national letter from the nonprofit sector.  The letter to President Biden and Senate and House Leadership calls for federal action to provide targeted relief to the nonprofit sector, to strengthen charitable giving incentives, to provide full unemployment benefit reimbursement, and to allow for aid to state and local governments. The NH Center for Nonprofits urges nonprofit leaders to sign on. 

In a continuing effort to track the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nonprofit employment, this report from the Center for Civil Society Studies documents estimates of nonprofit job losses through December 2020, as reflected in the December BLS Employment Situation Report. What these data reveal is a striking reversal of the admittedly tepid growth in nonprofit employment in the prior three months, leaving nonprofit employment still down by a conservatively-estimated nearly 930,000 jobs by the end of the year. The report then goes on to track the slow recovery of nonprofit jobs over the past several months and then to estimate the likely time to full recovery given the new information about vaccine availability and potentially energized federal attention promised by the incoming national administration.

The online portal required for the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund and other CARES Act funds is now available.

Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies has released their latest analysis of national data on employment in the nonprofit sector. The Johns Hopkins Economic Data Project has undertaken a series of estimates of the projected impact of COVID-related job losses on nonprofits, beginning with an estimated 1.6 million job losses from March through May included in their 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report.

A summary of the NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund—one of the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery funds—grant program has been released.

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