Monthly Archives: May 2009

Nonprofits hiring despite recession

Even though nonprofits are cutting staff and expenses as they struggle to survive the recession, many are still hiring, with 24,000 management positions vacant this year, a new report shows. According to the Philanthropy Journal article, as of early this … Continue reading

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New report highlights suicide prevention achievements, recommendations

While Colorado’s average suicide rate has declined 6.5 percent in the past decade, the state still has the sixth-highest suicide rate in the nation. In 2007, more lives were lost to suicide in Colorado – 805 – than in motor … Continue reading

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More than a third of family foundations uncertain about life span

Does your nonprofit receive funding from family foundations? If so, do you know the foundation’s intentions of lasting into perpetuity? While existing in perpetuity continues to be the norm for the majority of family foundations, according to an item in … Continue reading

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Some states delaying payments to nonprofits

According to Philanthropy News Digest, government agencies in some states are delaying payments promised to nonprofits under existing grants or contracts, a survey conducted by the Alliance for Children and Families and United Neighborhood Centers of America finds. The survey … Continue reading

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Private giving to developing nations not expected to drop significantly

Despite a global recession, charitable giving to developing nations by individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations is not expected to decline significantly in 2009, a new report from the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity and discussed in Philanthropy News … Continue reading

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Young adults volunteering at record numbers

According to an article in Sojourners magazine, young adults who grew up in the shadow of the 9/11 attacks and saw the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina are volunteering at home and abroad in record numbers. Surveys show people born from … Continue reading

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Survey: Nonprofits missing out on pro bono, volunteer opportunities

Nonprofits and corporations are overlooking an opportunity to leverage pro bono and skilled volunteer support to offset a decline in corporate giving dollars, according to a new survey from New York City-based Deloitte that was discussed in Philanthropy News Digest. … Continue reading

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Nonprofits’ Web sites a huge area of opportunity in economic downturn

By Katy Snyder JVA Consulting Communications and Resource Development Associate A Washington Post article we posted about last week, To Nonprofits Seeking Cash, Facebook App Isn’t so Green, which discussed the sometimes poor returns of social marketing—such as the Facebook … Continue reading

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Boomers staying in workforce longer, looking for retirement alternatives

According to a recent Denver Post article, the workplace will be forced to adapt as baby boomers approach retirement. Both the bad economy and the fact that they are living longer than previous generations has led to boomers staying in … Continue reading

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New coalition to monitor implementation of education portion of stimulus package

According to an article in Philanthropy News Digest, the Aspen Institute has announced that its bipartisan commission on No Child Left Behind and more than 30 education, business, civil rights and philanthropic organizations have joined forces to launch the Coalition … Continue reading

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