Based on the 2011 Census of Nonprofit Institutions Istat Italy published information concerning the human resources employed (paid workers and volunteers), services offered, communication tools, and financial resources (revenues and expenditures, funding sources, fundraising techniques).

By the 31st of December 2011 301,191 nonprofit organizations were active in Italy, a growth by 28% from 2001 (year of the previous census survey on the sector), with an employee growth of 39.4%. The most ‘entrepreneurial’ nonprofits, oranizations with paid workers, registered a smaller increase, but still +9.5%.

The report covers occupations of paid workers, characteristics of volunteers, the types of beneficiaries and services of nonprofit activities, and their economic and financial resources.

The report is available for download at or read it here: Nonprofit institutions profile_Italy