September 27, 2009, USA Today — The recession is forcing some United Ways to cut fundraising goals even as demand grows for food, shelter and other services they help provide.
September 22, 2009, BusinessNorth Executives — When the stock market dropped 38.5 percent last fall, U.S. foundations lost nearly $200 billion, or 30 percent of their assets. Not only were their own investments affected, but giving from corporations and individuals also declined.
KANSAS CITY, September 22, 2009 — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced the results of a new survey of American entrepreneurs showing that entrepreneurs and small businesses continue to struggle despite increasing optimism on Wall Street. One week before Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made the statement that the recession is "very likely over," two-thirds of entrepreneurs reported that the economy is heading in the wrong direction.
NEW YORK, September 21, 2009, Reuters — The international financial crisis will result in less money pledged to tackle global problems at former U.S. President Bill Clinton's philanthropic summit this week and there will likely be more U.S.-focused plans because of the recession, organizers say.
September 21, 2009, The Guardian — Boris Johnson has called on the UK's free national museums to tackle the economically tough times by considering a more vigorous policy of asking visitors to dig deeper into their pockets for donations.
September 21, 2009, Government Executive — As the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign kicks into gear this month, the government's top personnel official is urging agencies to consider the charity fundraising drive as a way to improve the image of government workers and boost recruitment and retention.
September 20, 2009, The Washington Post — Anne Garcia tried to read aloud a letter of thanks from a woman who had been saved from an abusive husband, but she kept having to stop, mouth trembling. Other staff members at WEAVE, a D.C. nonprofit organization that has provided legal and emotional help to tens of thousands of victims of domestic violence over the past 13 years, stifled sobs.
September 21, Bloomberg — Businesses in the U.K. are cutting spending on the arts, and aren’t planning to increase it until 2011, according to a survey by the London-based nonprofit organization Arts & Business.
September 21, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The value of investments held by 143 nonprofit health-care organizations that participated in an annual study fell an average 21.2 percent in 2008 — by far the worst results since the study began in 2002.