Monday, March 9, 2009

Guidestar Surveys Again

GuideStar, which deals with thousands of charities every month, published the results of its annual nonprofit economic survey in November, which said that 64 percent said demand for services was up, and 60 percent reported that contributions had dropped or were stagnant. There was some good news: 35 percent said that contributions had increased.

"Since then, however, the economy has deteriorated further, and countless news stories have reported on food banks with empty shelves, human service charities overwhelmed by requests for assistance from the newly unemployed, nonprofit layoffs, and more."

Thus Guidestar is in the midst of a new survey, with data collected between now and March 16 and compiled as soon as possible.

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