The Effect of the Economy On the Nonproft Sector

Source: GuideStar, June 2010

A survey of public charity and private foundation employees was conducted online from June 14, 2010, until June 28, 2010. Te purposes of the survey were to explore how charitable organizations fared during the first five months of 2010 and to try to gauge the effect of the downturn in the economy on the American nonprofit sector. There were 7,014 usable responses, 6,434 (92 percent) from public charities and 580 (8 percent) from private foundations.

It has been, and continues to be, a difficult financial environment for nonprofits. About 40 percent of respondents have seen further declines in contributions in the first five months of 2010 at the same time that a majority (63 percent) have seen an increase in demand for their services. Even organizations that have stopped the bleeding are concerned.
Related:
2010 State of the Sector Survey Full Results
Source: Nonprofit Finance Fund, 2010
In Their Own Words: Voices from the 2010 State of the Sector Survey
Source: Nonprofit Finance Fund, 2010

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