With hundreds of non-profit organizations offering services for you in Door County, Tuesday served as a good time to recognize their impact during National Nonprofit Day. There are nearly 200 registered nonprofits in the Sturgeon Bay zip code alone and Door County Economic Development Corporation director of business development Julie Schmelzer says she thinks we’d be lost without the nonprofits of Door County.
Schmelzer adds that the nonprofits also help shape some of the cultural pieces of Door County like the art community, museums, and historical societies. On average, for every $1 million in output from a nonprofit, another $386,822 is generated in its community. Schmelzer also touches on the generosity of those in nonprofits, stating that the average wage in the nonprofit industry for full-time workers is about $22,500 while data shows their productivity is valued at approximately $51,000. Schmelzer hopes in the future more people become aware of National Nonprofit Day.