Monthly Archives: February 2009

JVA’s Nonprofit Street listed in WordPress list of top 100 growing blogs!

This week, Nonprofit Street was listed in WordPress’s list of top 100 growing blogs. I’m so excited and so proud of our team at JVA Consulting—Jay Lee, Katy Snyder, Lisa Cirincione and our other staff who occasionally blog on Nonprofit … Continue reading

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Women’s employment rates may mirror previous economic tough times

By Katy Snyder JVA Communications/Resource Associate According to a recent NPR report, unemployment could reach nine percent this year. While it would seem that unemployment would affect men and women equally, a recent New York Times article says that in … Continue reading

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Funder-provided aid seen as vital

According to a survey by the Center for Effective Philanthropy, more than eight in 10 foundation CEOs say alternative types of assistance, including management advice and financial-planning services, are crucial for achieving the goals of both the foundation and grantee, … Continue reading

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Foundation assets fall 27.8 percent

The assets of independent foundations lost 28.9 percent of their value last year, according to a survey conducted by the Council on Foundations, which polled 126 of its members. According to the February 11 Philanthropy Journal article, public foundations fared … Continue reading

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Top gifts came from bequests in 2008

Does your organization have a planned giving program? If not, JVA Consulting has a trend for you to consider. In 2008, seven out of the 10 gifts given last year by the top U.S. donors were made from estates, indicating … Continue reading

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Report: Nonprofits need to improve supply of accurate information

A new report from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is likely to spur controversy among the nonprofit sector, according to a February 2 article in Philanthropy News Digest. Created in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, the report, The Nonprofit … Continue reading

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Giving may be victim of recession

A February 3 Philanthropy Journal article says almost half of donors already reduced or stopped their charitable giving, according to a survey of adults across the U.S. conducted by Wilson Research Strategies. Middle-class Americans have the most pessimistic outlook, with … Continue reading

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Credit crisis is leaving charities low on cash

Hundreds of charities are finding that their banks are reducing their lines of credit or cutting them off entirely at a time when demand for their services is rising sharply, the New York Times reports. JVA Consulting has always recommended … Continue reading

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Stimulus package to provide opportunities for nonprofits

Some are calling the $787 billion economic stimulus package, signed by President Barack Obama yesterday at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the equivalent of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal in that it promises to create thousands and thousands (maybe … Continue reading

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Many foundations have lost a third of their assets, survey finds

The steep drop in equity markets in 2008 triggered an erosion of foundation wealth, with many foundations reporting losses of nearly a third of the value of their assets, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. A recent Chronicle survey found that … Continue reading

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