"As we've seen time and again, women and girls who are out there working, they are truly force multipliers, spreading opportunity through their families and communities - and not just by creating programs and nonprofit organizations, not just by hiring other women, but also by serving as role models themselves. " Michelle Obama
National Nonprofit Day is acknowledged on August 17 each year to recognize nonprofit organizations’ ongoing efforts to serve the local community.
"Nonprofits throughout the country work to promote awareness and offer assistance to individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Their activities contribute to the shaping of our society and provide hope for a brighter future."
History of Non-Profit Day
Sherita Herring, an author, and respected speaker launched National Nonprofit Day. Her goal goal was to educate and empower everyone to be the change we want to see in our communities and our world.
There are 1.5 million registered organizations in the United States. These organizations play a valuable role in community development by offering services such as food banks, affordable housing, medical care, legal counsel, and education.
Ways to Celebrate National Non-profit Day
Research your Community: Find out what is needed your community and how to help improve it!
Volunteer: Volunteer at a local food bank or homeless shelter.
Raise Awareness: Post on social media to raise awareness for a few Non-Profits.
Interesting Non-Profit Facts
- Nonprofits are major consumers of goods and services that directly create employment opportunities.
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation remains the world’s largest charitable organization.
- December is the month when nonprofit organizations get the most donations.
- With approximately 12 million employees, the nonprofit sector is the third-largest employer in the United States.
- In the last decade, donations to charitable organizations have reached historic levels.
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