Resources & Publications

Publications & Resources for Purchase

The Michigan Nonprofit Compensation & Benefit Report is not available for purchase at this time. We'll be releasing a 2022 survey this spring in preparation for the *NEW* Compensation & Benefit report that will be released in the summer of 2022. Stay tuned!



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Assessment

MNA believes that nonprofits are created to improve society and as such, they should be diverse, inclusive, and equitable.

That’s why we have developed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  Assessment - a tool designed to help nonprofit organizations assess their current status and future progress on the journey to make these values a reality.

But in a world of competing priorities and limited resources how do you make the case for diversity, equity, and inclusion?

Learn more here.

An Introduction to Working in Michigan's Nonprofit Sector

Introduction to Working in Michigans Nonprofit SectorMichigan Nonprofit Association, in partnership with the Council of Michigan Foundations, is pleased to present An Introduction to Working in Michigan's Nonprofit Sector. Employing nearly 11 percent of Michigan's workforce, the nonprofit sector has hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities. No matter who you are, where you come from or where you are in your career, this guide provides practical guidance and knowledge as a first step to establishing your ideal career in the nonprofit sector.

Purchase for $10

Download An Introduction to Working in Michigan's Nonprofit Sector here.

Salary Visualization Tool 

SalaryVisualizationToolThe Salary Visualization Tool, a member-only benefit, was created from Michigan Nonprofit Compensation & Benefit survey data collected in the fall of 2018 by MNA. More than 300 nonprofits completed the survey.

Learn more here.


Free Publications & Resources 

COVID-19 Resouces for Nonprofits

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Nonprofit Leadership Guide 


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Download the desktop version here

Supported by Knight Foundation

Economic Benefits of Michigan's Nonprofit Sector

By most measures, Michigan is in the middle of an economic turnaround, following an exceptionally severe economic downturn in the early 2000s caused by a combination of Michigan’s lost decade and the national Great Recession. Nonprofits have both contributed to and benefited from this comeback, playing an integral role as the state settles into the economy of the twenty-first century. The nonprofit sector represents an often-overlooked driver of economic activity, not only as large employers, but also as contributors to the health, education, and equity of the state. It is important to understand these contributions and how they will continue to drive Michigan’s growth.

  • The number of nonprofit entities rose to a record high of more than 50,000 after nearly a decade of decline. Nearly all of this growth has been driven by charitable nonprofit 501(c)3s, which now number just over 39,000 in Michigan.

  • Nonprofits employed nearly 470,000 people in the third quarter of 2018. This number represents just over one in ten of Michigan’s total nonfarm jobs and is larger than Michigan’s leisure and hospitality industry.

  • In 2018, Michigan’s nonprofits held more than $268 billion in assets, an increase of approximately 13 percent from $234 billion in 2013 (adjusted for inflation).

This growth is equivalent to adding an organization the size of a major automotive company to Michigan’s nonprofit sector. Notably, the assets of charitable nonprofits specifically make up 44 percent of these assets.

Revenues rose more than 17 percent, from $75 billion (2013) to more than $87 billion (2018), adjusted for inflation. These and other datapoints show that Michigan’s nonprofit sector has stabilized following the tumult of the recession and is now demonstrating growth. More importantly, the nonprofit sector has helped fuel Michigan’s turnaround by adding wages and sustaining jobs. Ensuring the health and growth of Michigan’s nonprofit sector will serve to further anchor Michigan’s communities, further the health and education of Michigan’s citizens, and drive Michigan’s economy.

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