Chamber of Commerce to hear study on statewide nonprofits

Friday’s Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club will feature a presentation of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s “Hawai‘i Nonprofits 2006” study.

The luncheon is from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Puna Room. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.

The study, which shows significant change in the last five years, is a follow-up to HCF’s benchmark study in 2001 as the first effort of its kind in the state, and one of a few conducted in the nation, to provide a comprehensive view of Hawai‘i’s nonprofit industry.

As a resource on community issues and trends, particularly related to the increased vitality and strength of the nonprofit industry, HCF originally commissioned this study in 2001 to better understand the scope and scale of the industry in Hawai‘i. Through that study, the important role Hawaii’s nonprofit industry played in the state’s economy was first revealed.

“In 2006, our findings show that the industry is comprised of many sectors that are very different in their challenges and opportunities, which is why we named this year’s study ‘Hawai‘i Nonprofits 2006: One Fabric, Different Threads’ — as a reminder that nonprofit organizations are not all the same,” HCF President and CEO Kelvin H. Taketa said in a chamber release.

Taketa’s presentation to the chamber will also include findings specific to Neighbor Island nonprofit organizations.

For more information or to attend the luncheon, contact the chamber at 245-7363 or


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