National Center for Charitable Statistics: Established in 1982, the NCCS is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.
Industries at a Glance: Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations: This site from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides access to current and historical data covering workforce statistics; earnings and hours; fatalities, injuries, and illnesses; and workplace trends.
An Overview of the Nonprofit and Charitable Sector: The nonprofit and charitable sector represents a significant portion of the U.S. economy. This report of the Congressional Research Service provides a concise summary of this highly diverse sector.
Employment in America's Charities: A Profile: This report presents information on employment in America’s charities— the broad set of health, education, civic, scientific, and charitable organizations entitled to tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Written by Lester M. Salamon and S. Wojciech Sokolowski at the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.
Charity Navigator - 2014 CEO Compensation Study: In the process of evaluating thousands of charities, Charity Navigator has collected a wealth of data on CEO salaries which it publishes in an annual CEO Compensation Study in an effort to help donors, nonprofit leaders and regulators make educated decisions about the appropriateness of a nonprofit executive’s pay.
Volunteering in the United States, 2014: These data on volunteering were collected through a supplement to the September 2014 Current Population Survey (CPS).
GuideStar: Get financial data on nonprofits and foundations. Create an account and login for free access to information on 1.7 million nonprofits.
Society for Nonprofit Organizations: Publishes two different publications. One serves the leadership/management needs of the nonprofit sector. The other serves the need for nonprofits to stay abreast of the latest funding opportunities.
Donors Forum: Association promoting philanthropy and a strong nonprofit sector in Illinois. Includes information on nonprofit jobs as well as other resources and best practices.
Foundation Center--Links to Nonprofit Resources: Includes a substantial list of links on nonprofit management, boards, employment, voluntarism, and nonprofit membership organizations.
National Council of Nonprofits: The network of state and regional nonprofit associations helping small and midsizenonprofits manage and lead more effectively.
USA.gov--Nonprofits: Find information and services for nonprofits, including grants, loans, assistance, taxes, management and more.
Aspen Institute - Program on Philanthropy & Social Innovation: This program seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.
Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University: The Center on Philanthropy is moving philanthropy forward in the 21st century. Its cutting-edge programs and initiatives provide nonprofits, donors and scholars with the resources they need to make a difference.
National Council on Non-Profits: This site offers resources and guides on how to start a nonprofit, write grants, and ensure you are compliant with IRS tax laws.