Volume: 8 Issue: 2
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Highlights from the 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and ParticipatingThis 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.
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.
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".
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".