The results of the first-ever statewide nonprofit economic and social impact study were shared last Friday at the CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention in Los Angeles. One finding that struck me was that Californians who responded to the individual perspectives part of the survey expressed slightly more confidence in nonprofits to create jobs in the community and to work efficiently compared to the for-profit sector. Furthermore, respondents expressed much greater confidence in nonprofits to act ethically and to promote positive social change, compared to the for-profit and government sectors. Overall the report is very inspiring, and highlights the economic power that the nonprofit sector has.

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Donella Wilson

Donella Wilson, CPA, leads GHJ’s Nonprofit Practice and is also President and Chief Philanthropy Officer of GHJ Foundation, GHJ’s vehicle for purposeful and proactive giving to the community. A leader in both the nonprofit and accounting communities, Donella was named a finalist in the 2021 Los…Learn More