11/13/2012 02:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How Growing Nonprofit Sector Impacts The Economy (INFOGRAPHIC)

So, how exactly does the nonprofit sector impact the economy?

After compiling data related to employment, donation trends and a number of other significant economic drivers, the Rebecca Gordon Group created a nifty infographic outlining how the growing sector will positively affect the state of the economy.

While charitable giving dropped in both 2008 and 2009, it's expected to climb to $360 billion in 2012. That's a 3.8 percent increase from last year. Employment in the nonprofit sector also continues to get a boost. From 2000 to 2010, employment increased 2.1 percent overall, while for-profit employment decreased 0.6 percent.

See the infographic below to learn more about the boons the nonprofit sector is experiencing.