2009: Mixed Messages on Giving

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Economy Still at Top of Fund Raisers’ Worries, Survey Finds

Fifty-seven percent of charities raised less money last year than in 2008 – or had flat returns – according to a study released today by the Association of Fundraising Professionals at its annual meeting here.

Forty-three percent of charities said they had raised more in 2009 than in 2008, the smallest share in the history of the nine-year survey, which drew responses from 345 American fund raisers and 350 Canadian fund raisers.