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Monthly Archives: April 2009
According to Philanthropy News Digest, young adults (ages 18 to 29) are feeling the effects of the economic downturn more acutely than other age groups, and many are making decisions that could diminish their economic prospects for the rest of … Continue reading
According to Philanthropy Journal, the eighth annual State of Fundraising survey from the Association of Fundraising Professionals found that 46 percent of organizations raised more in 2007 than in 2008, and about 14 percent say fundraising was flat.
The trustees for the foundation of Leona Helmsley, who died in 2007 and famously bequeathed the majority of her $5.2 billion in a trust for charities that support dogs (and $12 million in trust for her own dog, an amount … Continue reading
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) has just released a new program announcement soliciting applications for grant awards to fund up to 48 two-year statewide capacity building collaborations. The Community Services Block Grant Training … Continue reading
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America (www.commissiononhealth.org) finds children could live sicker, shorter lives than their parents, according to an article in Philanthropy News Digest. The report, Beyond Health Care: New … Continue reading
Only about half of donors are confident they can maintain their giving, according to a new study by Cygnus Applied Research mentioned in Philanthropy Journal. Slightly more than half of individual donors say they plan to give the same amount … Continue reading
According to a recent Philanthropy Journal article, a majority of community foundations say they plan to increase funding for human service organizations in 2009. The planned increased is partly a result of increased support from the donor-advised funds they administer, … Continue reading
The furor over bonuses at AIG and other Wall Street firms that have received government funds is prompting nonprofits to brace for more scrutiny of their executive pay practices, The Wall Street Journal reports. While nonprofits have yet to receive … Continue reading
America’s nonprofits, including the safety-net or “lifeline” organizations that many depend on for food, shelter and other basic services, are being strained to the breaking point by the recession, according to a new survey of 986 nonprofit leaders from across … Continue reading