A new study released by the National Conference on Citizenship finds that Americans are reducing their volunteerism during the current recession. 72 percent of respondents say they have cut back on time engaged in civic participation. 66 percent of Americans say they feel other people are responding to the current economic downturn by looking out for themselves, with only 19 percent saying people around them are responding to the recession by helping each other more, according to a press release.
These findings are troubling for nonprofit organizations that depend on charitable donations. Is your organization experiencing this? If so, how are you responding to the trend?
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