SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2009 — One third of Bay Area nonprofits are concerned they may cease operations within the next year, according to United Way of the Bay Area’s 2009 Nonprofit Pulse Survey. Correspondingly, 34% report they have two or fewer months of operating expenses in reserves.
May 28, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Community foundations increased their giving in 2008, bucking the belt tightening that swept nearly all quarters of the philanthropic world, according to a new report by the Foundation Center.
Boston, May 22, 2009 — More than fifty nonprofit executives from the greater Boston area convened last week to discuss the importance of managing strategy in challenging economic times. Hosted by Ascendant Strategy Management Group, a consultancy focused on helping nonprofit and public sector organizations increase their impact, the event focused on the role that executive meetings have in the strategy management process.
May 21, 2009, The Washington Post — Despite a recession that has caused donations to nonprofit groups to plummet as need has increased sharply, 46 Maryland organizations received grants last week from the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.
May 21, 2009, The New York Times — In December, Joe and Nancy Briggs sat down in their home on Lake Canandaigua in western New York to take a hard look at their donations to charity. Their investments, like those of almost everyone else, were shrinking just as the pile of requests from charities was expanding.
May 19, 2009, The Philadelphia Inquirer — A new survey paints a bleak economic picture of the region's nonprofit sector, with many organizations reporting funding shortfalls, layoffs, and reductions in programs.