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25 Years of Growth in the Wisconsin Nonprofit Sector

Friday, December 6 2019 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex (KIRC)
Room 1140

William Cleveland, Adjunct Faculty, Helen Bader Institute (HBI) for Nonprofit Management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)

The nonprofit sector in Wisconsin, reflective of the nation, has changed in the last quarter century. However, how has the sector evolved over 25 years? This study will characterize changes in the Wisconsin nonprofit landscape to examine the number of nonprofits broken down by public charities, private foundations, and other nonprofits. The changes will examine the income, revenue, and assets of these nonprofits to examine growth patterns of individual charities. As with the larger US economy, have the richer nonprofits gotten larger, or have smaller nonprofits achieved the American Dream of growth? Analyses include difference between nonprofits headquartered in urban and rural areas. Parallel analysis will examine per capita growth at the county level. Industry-related growth will examine if different services have seen disproportionate growth within the state over the last generation.