The Nonprofit Sector in Brief

Facts and Figures from the Nonprofit Almanac 2008: Public Charities, Giving, and Volunteering

Amy Blackwood, Kennard T. Wing and Thomas H. Pollak

2008, 8 pages. The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037,
(202) 833-7200,

This brief highlights trends from the seventh edition of the Nonprofit Almanac, prepared by the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute. The Almanac is the latest in the Urban Institute's series of statistical profiles of the nonprofit sector and focuses primarily on 501(c)(3) public charities. It also highlights key findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering, two vital components of the nonprofit sector.