Arts Research Monitor articles, category = Nonprofit sector information

Based on a national telephone survey of 3,863 Canadians aged 18 or older, this report finds that "charities continue to enjoy high levels of trust, but need to be better at telling their story". Arts charities are trusted by only 63% of Canadians, higher only than international development organizations (59%). Across the country, arts charities receive the highest levels of trust in the Atlantic provinces (all four above the Canadian average) and the lowest levels in Saskatchewan (58%) and Quebec (59%).

Statistics Canada's Satellite Account of Nonprofit Institutions and Volunteering provides information on the economic size and scope of the non-profit sector. The non-profit sector's Gross Domestic Product was $101 billion in 2007. Statistics Canada's analysis indicates that "the broader non-profit sector, which includes hospitals, universities and colleges, exceeded by more than one third the value added of the entire retail trade industry, and outpaced the value added of the mining, oil and gas extraction industry."

Statistics Canada's Satellite Account of Nonprofit Institutions and Volunteering provides information on the economic size and scope of the non-profit sector in 2005. The non-profit sector "exceeded the value added of the entire retail trade industry, and came close to the value added of the mining, oil and gas extraction industry".
Based on telephone discussions in January 2009 with 100 non-profit organizations in Ontario (including 23 cultural organizations), this report highlights key challenges and coping strategies for non-profit organizations in the current recession. The main finding of the study is that there is a "heightened sense of anxiety about funding and organizational stability, even survival, over the next two or three years".

Based on an online survey of 1,003 American men and women who donated at least $1,000 to charitable organizations in 2007, this report finds that women play a strong role in charitable donation decisions.

Highlights from the 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating
This report, based on a representative sample of 20,500 Canadians, provides basic information about volunteers and donors in the entire non-profit sector in 2007. The report also provides some statistics specifically related to arts and culture volunteers in 2007, which obviously pre-dates the current recessionary environment.

Statistics Canada's Satellite Account of Nonprofit Institutions and Volunteering provides information on the economic size and scope of the non-profit sector. Overall, the non-profit sector's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was $83 billion in 2004, or about 7% of Canada's total GDP. (The measure of economic activity in this report differs substantially from the methodology used in estimates of the cultural sector's economic impact.)

Results of a National Survey
Based on a survey of 990 businesses in the fall of 2005, supplemented by two focus group sessions and 22 interviews, this report provides information about the types of organizations supported by employee volunteering, business benefits and challenges related to employee volunteering, the number of businesses that support employee volunteering, and how this support is provided.
Findings from a Qualitative Study of Current Practices
Based on a literature review and roundtable discussions with 47 business representatives in late 2006, this "exploratory investigation of the community investment activities of Canadian businesses" summarizes the practices and challenges, from a business perspective, related to business donations and community investment.
Based on a national telephone survey of 3,864 Canadians 18 or older, this report finds that "Canadians continue to hold their charities in high esteem, with high levels of trust in charities and those who lead them". Overall, 79% of respondents have "a lot" or "some" trust in charities. However, arts charities are trusted by only 61% of Canadians, higher only than international development organizations (57%).