The nonprofit sector employed more than 10 million people and according to a study by John Hopkins University, was the third largest private employer in 2010. The study, “Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil” shows how nonprofits have been “holding down the fort” for the entire US economy by creating jobs and employment at an average rate of 2.1% (while for-profit jobs have declined 0.6%).
Hear first hand from Lester Salamon, PhD, author of the study “Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil.” Dr. Salamon is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. He previously served as Director of both the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Governance and Management Research at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. and as Deputy Associate Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.
Where: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
When: September 19, 2012–Doors open at 7:30 AM
Program starts at 8:00 AM
Cost is $50/person; includes continental breakfast.
Questions: Contact Carmen Garcia,firstname.lastname@example.org
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