In recent years, the nonprofit sector has been one of the few highlights in the U.S. economy. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of nonprofits increased 25 percent; from 1.2 million to 1.5 million, according to the Urban Institute. In 2010, nonprofits contributed $779 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product. Nonprofits devote time and energy to addressing issues facing our society. Here are five nonprofits that are leading the charge to effect positive change in our communities, both big and small.
January 23, 2013