Monthly Archives: January 2009

Volunteers seen as underused resourcevolunteers

About 61.2 million people volunteered their time in 2006, but more than one in three of them did not volunteer again in 2007, says “The New Volunteer Workforce,” which was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review according to an … Continue reading

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2008 highlights and lowlights in the nonprofit sector

We’re taking a break this week from Nonprofit 911 to bring you some of the highlights (and lowlights) of 2008 for the nonprofit sector. Highlights 1. Barack Obama is elected. Along with extensive personal experience in the nonprofit sector, he … Continue reading

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Study: Denver donors like politics, arts

Scarborough Research released a study that compares 81 U.S. markets, including Denver, to understand what types of charities people in each market contribute to. According to the Denver Business Journal article, Denver is tied for second place with Washington, San … Continue reading

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Survey: Gap persists Between nonprofit needs and grantmaker practices

A study by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations finds that most foundations are not doing what is necessary to support nonprofits, according to an article in Philanthropy News Digest. The survey, Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter: A National Study of Philanthropic Practice, … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart to increase aid for hungry

According to Philanthropy Journal, by 2009, Wal-Mart plans to donate enough food annually to provide 70 million meals through Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest. Those in-kind donations will include produce, meats and other groceries. A $2.5 million cash contribution … Continue reading

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Nonprofit 911: lessons learned from the real 9/11

By Katy Snyder JVA Communications/Resource Development Associate Last week, we talked about Nonprofit 911—the things that nonprofits need to do ASAP to get on track in a down economy. This week, we’re talking about the real 9/11 —September 11, 2001—the … Continue reading

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