Monthly Archives: March 2009

Prediction: 100,000 nonprofits will collapse this year

A New York University professor estimates that because of the bad economy, 100,000 of the nation’s 1.3 million nonprofit organizations will collapse this year from frozen lines of credit, late payments by government entities and lack of efficient management. “The … Continue reading

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Obama’s proposed changes may hinder nonprofit donations

During a news conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama defended his controversial proposal to cap tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans on charitable gifts and use the revenue to help fund his health-care overhaul. While the majority of Americans can write … Continue reading

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Nonprofits find useful applications for Twitter

By Katy Snyder JVA Consulting Communications/Resource Development Associate The Rocky Mountain News used it to announce its February 27 closure. Barack Obama used it to get out the vote and solicit last-minute support on voting day to 254,484 of his … Continue reading

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Study: Wealthiest donors are giving less to nonprofits

JVA Consulting often hears its clients say that their financial situation would improve if they could only find some deep-pocket donors. While that may be true, research shows that there are fewer of those big donors out there. According to … Continue reading

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Researchers examine foundation expectations for giving in 2009

Do you know where your organization’s revenue will come from this year? If you have been grant dependent, JVA Consulting encourages you to develop a plan to diversify your income now in light of the economic crisis. According to an … Continue reading

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Big increase in homeless families in Colorado

Across Colorado, the number of homeless families has increased 19 percent in the last four months, according to a recent article in The Denver Post. The Colorado Department of Education reports a 200 percent increase in calls from families looking … Continue reading

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As for-profit jobs dwindle, applications for public service rise

According to service organizations such as Teach for America and the Peace Corps, the floundering economy, coupled with President Barack Obama’s call for service, have resulted in a major jump in applications, The Associated Press reports. Teach for America had … Continue reading

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Most Americans seen as caring but unlikely to volunteer

Most Americans are more likely to talk about their commitment to positive change than they are to volunteer, according to a survey by Porter Novelli that was written about in Philanthropy Journal. While more than seven in 10 Americans say … Continue reading

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Survey: Tough economy squeezes nonprofits on both sides

Seventy nonprofits recently participated in a survey by Mile High United Way to learn how the economy was affecting their organizations. Some results from the survey, as reported in the Denver Business Journal: •    85 percent of Denver-area nonprofits are … Continue reading

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Many small foundations adjusting grantmaking and spending plans

A new survey conducted by Citi Institutional Consulting and the Association of Small Foundations finds that 2008 market losses likely will compel several small U.S. foundations to significantly reduce their grantmaking in 2009. According to an article in Philanthropy News … Continue reading

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