Friday, November 6, 2009

Nonprofits' Budgets Down; Needs Up

Local nonprofits are unimpressed by economists' prognostications that the recession is ending.

Donations are falling, and agencies are looking for creative ways to find new donors and dollars. If they don't succeed, half think they will have to cut services when people are needing it most. Seventy percent of them reported requests for help are up in a recent poll by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, while 61 percent said donations were down.

In the economic scramble, many nonprofits are seeking new ways to raise money, such as through Web sites and electronic social networking, and they are trying to find more grassroots donors to give small amounts.

Click here to read the rest of this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.

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