Nonprofit Organizations

Partners Ask Biden to Include Nonprofit Workforce Data Funds in FY25 Budget

October 3, 2023  • Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation

24 Partners Urge White House to Right “Longstanding Inequity”

In late September, PSI joined fellow nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to send a letter to President Biden that requests the White House “correct a longstanding inequity in how the federal government reports wage and employment data.”

The letter requests $4 million in the FY 2025 budget for incorporating nonprofits in the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, like other major fields of employment. A total of 24 organizations, ranging from the American Heart Association to the Ys, as well as Council on FoundationsUnited Philanthropy Forum, and National Council of Nonprofits, signed the letter. Signee Independent Sector coordinated this important effort.

The message to the President builds on a letter from over 250 scholars and organizations that was sent to the Secretary of Labor in 2021.

Other Nonprofit Workforce Data Updates: In August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published a blog post in celebration of National Nonprofit Day. The post summarizes data from 2017, the last year that BLS released nonprofit employment and wage research. The department also included 2022 data on the demographics of nonprofit employees from the Current Population Survey. PSI highly recommends following the Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise at George Mason University for future updates on BLS data. PSI anticipates that the field will see new data on the nonprofit workforce in 2024

For more information on PSI’s nonprofit workforce data advocacy efforts, contact Cinthia Schuman Ottinger at