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Posted: December 01, 2009

State of the state: By the numbers—nonprofits

6 percent - Percentage of the Colorado work force employed by the nonprofit sector.

5 percent - Percentage of the state's gross domestic product generated by nonprofits.

9,000 -- Number of nonprofit organizations in Colorado.

38 percent - Number of Americans who say they are more likely to give a charitable gift as a holiday present this year, compared to 49 percent last year, according to a survey by Harris Interactive commissioned by Federal Way, Wash.-based World Vision, an international Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children

74 percent - Number of Americans who say they plan to increase their charitable giving once the economy improves.

76 percent - Number of Americans who say they would prefer to receive a gift that would help someone else instead of traditional items such as clothing or electronics.

95 percent - Number of Americans who say the nation's focus around the holidays should be on helping children.

Sources: The Denver Foundation, Colorado Nonprofit Association, World Vision

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