Flat or Declining Donations Mark the First Half of 2012

The slow economy continued to cause fundraising challenges for most charities in the first half of this year, according to a study eleased by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative, a coalition of five organizations that collect and study information on giving and fundraising. Giving dropped at 29 percent of the 770 groups in the study when compared to the first half of 2011 and was flat for another 25 percent. About 46 percent chalked up increases.

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