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Nonprofit Sector Research Guide

A guide to researching nonprofit and charitable organizations

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Sectors

This guide lists resources for researching nonprofit and charitable organizations and the nonprofit sector, with a focus on sources which cover the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada, and the US. Find key sources such as:

  • Directories, research, and statistics
  • Scholarly Journals and Sector News
  • Background Information and Books

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Key Sources on Thrift Stores & Used Merchandise Stores

What is a thrift store? 

What is the Industry (NAICS or SIC) code for a thrift store?

  • Thrift Stores operate in the Retail Trade Sector of the economy.
    • 453310 is the NAICS code for the Used Merchandise Stores Industry.
    • 5932 is the SIC code for the Used Merchandise Stores Industry.
  • If you consult an information source which provides statistical data by NAICS or SIC code, these codes might be helpful to have on hand.