10 Things to Know About Nonprofits & Social Services

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  1. Utah is the top state for charitable giving, thanks largely to the Mormon tradition of tithing. The typical household claimed charitable contributions totaling 10.6 percent of discretionary income, more than 3 percent ahead of the next most charitable state.
    – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

  2. The top 10 states for giving are: Utah; Mississippi; Alabama; Tennessee; South Carolina; Idaho; Arkansas; Georgia; Georgia; and Maryland. At the bottom of the list were the New England states of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
    – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

  3. Board members are typically not liable for the debts of the nonprofit organization when the nonprofit is a corporation, but board members have a legal responsibility to exercise due care in the performance of their duties.
    – Nonprofit Risk Management Center

  4. Thirty-six percent of those who purchased directors and officers insurance reported having a claim in the last 10 years. Nonprofits had the highest proportion of those reporting claims at 63 percent, followed by public companies (33 percent) and private companies (27 percent).
    – Risk and Insurance Management’s 2012 Cost of Risk Survey

  5. Employment-related claims accounted for 85 percent of directors and officers liability claims in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012.
    – 2012 Directors and Officers Liability Survey from Towers Watson

  6. Regulatory claims accounted for 39 percent of directors and officers liability claims in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012.
    – 2012 Directors and Officers Liability Survey from Towers Watson

  7. Nonprofit CEOs earned an average of $118,678 in 2013.
    – The NonProfit Times 2014 Nonprofit Organizations Salary and Benefits Report

  8. National Public Radio, Untied Nation’s Children’s Fund, Wikimedia Foundation and World Food Program USA are the top five among a list of top 100 nonprofits on the Internet based on criteria including Facebook likes, Twitter followers and Google PageRank.
    – Top 100 nonprofits on the Web

  9. Topping the list of the 50 largest U.S. charities in 2013 were: United Way; Salvation Army; Task Force for Global Health; Feeding America; Catholic Charities.
    – Forbes’ 2013 list for The 50 Largest U.S. Charities

  10. United Way reported 3.9 billion in private support money in 2013.
    – Forbes’ 2013 list for The 50 Largest U.S. Charities

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