Revenue for the Civic, Social and Youth Organizations industry has increased only marginally over the past five years, despite growth in disposable incomes and corporate profit, which would normally drive greater donations to industry organizations. Overall membership rates have declined due to heightened competition for Americans' time and attention, and because social media has increasingly usurped the industry's role in connecting like-minded communities. Even as economic growth expands Americans' capacity for corporate and private donations, the industry will continue to face these challenges in the coming five years, and many organizations are expected to close as a result. However, growth in the elderly population will present an opportunity for the industry, as the abundance of leisure time among this demographic makes seniors more likely to join and volunteer for civic and social organizations.
This industry consists of establishments engaged in promoting the civic and social interests of their members. Industry establishments include nonprofit social clubs, alumni organizations, societies and associations. These establishments may operate facilities for their members. This industry excludes services provided to members of religious congregations and performing arts and other cultural organizations.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.