AFP 2009 State of Fundraising Survey: Charitable Fundraising Takes Another Hit
(Baltimore, Md.) Just 43 percent of charities raised more money in 2009 than in 2008, marking it the worst year for charitable fundraising in a decade, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 2009 State of Fundraising Survey, released at AFP's 47th International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore, Md.
AFP's ninth annual State of Fundraising Survey asked charities to compare their fundraising totals in 2009 to their figures in 2008. In a typical survey, about 60 percent of respondents raise more money in one year compared to the previous year. Last year, in the 2008 survey, 46 percent raised more money than in 2007. The 2009 survey shows the economy still having a dramatic effect on fundraising, with just 43 percent raising more money in 2009 compared to 2008, 46 percent raising less money and 11 percent raising about the same.
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