Monday, June 13, 2005 to show how much money nonprofits mean for the community "Nonprofit groups are sort of like the Rodney Dangerfield of the community - they don't get no respect.
Unlike businesses, they don't have financial figures available to show how much of an impact they make in the community, said Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human Services executive director Ellen Gerstein.
Until now.
Gwinnett is taking part in the first statewide nonprofit economic impact study, with results due by January, Gerstein said. A pullout section of the study will examine Gwinnett's nonprofits and outline the ways they contribute to the economy. A University of Georgia researcher, hired by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, will spend months collecting data from nonprofit groups, she said."

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