The Power of Nonprofits

While many know the social value of nonprofits, the scope of their reach is not widely recognized. Nonprofits touch every aspect of society, from the arts to disaster relief.  In fact, many services people take for granted, such as hospitals, homeless shelters and foster care programs, are provided by nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits play a critical role in our communities, often filling in the gap and going where government cannot.

Want to share the power of Oklahoma nonprofits? Use our infographic sector sheets below!

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Economic Impact of Nonprofits

  • If the American nonprofit sector were a country, it would boast the 7th largest economy in the world.
  • Nonprofits employ 10% of the workforce and contribute nearly $322 billion in wages.
  • With over 19,000 nonprofits in Oklahoma, the sector accounted for over $12 billion of revenue coming into the state in 2010 and claimed $34 billion in assets. (By comparison, according to the IRS Census, in 2002 the real estate sector only brought in $2 billion in revenue.)
  • Thousands of Oklahomans would be without food, shelter or medical care if nonprofits did not fill the void.

What does this mean?

Nonprofits are critical to American social and economic health, providing a lifeline to the underprivileged, enriching our society through cultural and artistic endeavors and saving taxpayers billions of dollars each year. With over 12 million employees, 61 million volunteers and countless beneficiaries, nonprofits represent a significant and powerful voice that can be lifted up to our local, state and federal leaders for the common good.


Join the Oklahoma nonprofit sector at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 25, 2018!

There will be no booths/tables at this year’s event. Bring your colleagues, board members and volunteers to advocate for the Oklahoma nonprofit sector!

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Download the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits’ 2018 Policy Agenda.

Download the Comparison of Nonprofit Provisions in Congressional Tax Reform Plans, provided by the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits


Download the Nonprofit Sector Data Sheets for the State of Oklahoma.

You can download Oklahoma County, Tulsa County, or all 77 counties.

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