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. Nonprofits in Arlington, VA also benefit from the pipeline of 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.
In Arlington, VA nonprofits and associations are 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. These organizations chose Arlington to capitalize on our proximity to federal agencies and access to a large pool of industry workers attracted by abundant opportunities in the sector.
Arlington is home to over 9,000 hotel rooms, 320,000 square feet of conference space and Reagan Washington National Airport. The ample meeting spaces and easy travel logistics make it an ideal setting to host organizational conferences, events and special guests.
Looking for support hosting an event or meeting for associations or nonprofits in Arlington, VA? Get in touch with StayArlington to help with your planning.
April 25, 2023
Shooshan Cos. landed another headquarters office at its 22-story mixed-use tower in Ballston. ANSER, a nonprofit that contracts with the federal government, signed a 12-year, 40K SF lease at Shooshan's 4040 Wilson Blvd. building. The tenant is relocating from Falls Church for the building's urban setting and amenities,
November 23, 2022
Arlington has hundreds of businesses and nonprofits with a dedicated mission of positively impacting society, workers, the community and the environment.Many make community outreach, sustainability and equity an integral part of their business model. Only a handful, however, have achieved the coveted Certified B Corporation status.
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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