Arlington is home to nearly 300 nonprofit organizations and associations, including The March of Dimes, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International. Arlington offers unparalleled access to decision makers and influencers in the nation’s capital. Mission driven advocacy, research and social investment organizations thrive with Arlington’s location and immense pool of exceptionally well-educated talent.
With Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C. minutes away by car or Metro, Arlington affords nonprofits and associations with easy access to the nation’s policymakers. The same access applies to the highly skilled and motivated workforce found throughout the Washington, D.C. metro region.
Arlington is the most educated county in the nation; nearly 75% of adults hold a bachelor's degree and nearly 40% hold an advanced degree. Some of the nation’s top nonprofit management graduate programs are nearby, including American University, George Mason University, George Washington University and University of Maryland, College Park.
The nonprofit and association industry is an important sector of Arlington’s economy — we are home to nearly 300 organizations that collectively employ more than 8,500 people.
Recently, a cluster of nonprofits and associations focused on agricultural, environmental, military and scientific issues emerged in Arlington, seeking to capitalize on our proximity to federal agencies.
Home to over 9,000 hotel rooms, 320,000 square feet of conference space and Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington is the ideal setting to host organizational conferences, events and special guests. StayArlington can help you plan your upcoming event or conference.
August 18, 2022
Arlington is home to more than 300 nonprofit organizations employing nearly 8500 people; a key industry sector in Arlington.
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Founded on August 17, 2017, National Nonprofit Day’s goal is to educate, enlighten, and empower others to make a difference, as well as acknowledge the industry’s dedicated workforce.
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Nonprofits are the fabric of our community. The impact of their work directly and indirectly touches everyone in Arlington each day. We are grateful for the tireless work of such dedicated organizations that seek to help older adults, young people, the homeless, people of diverse backgrounds and affordable housing programs, to highlight a few areas of nonprofit work.
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