Suzanne Coffman, on 4/1/09 8:00 AM
Convio, on 12/1/08 8:00 AM
The rumors of a recovery in the nonprofit sector may not be premature.
The results of GuideStar's October 2003 nonprofit economic survey show a slight improvement over the end of last year and mirror this summer's mid-year review:
One of the more divisive issues to face the philanthropic sector in recent years has been the proposal to amend the laws requiring private foundations to pay out at least 5 percent of their assets annually.
In December 2001, New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer introduced a four-part initiative aimed at reforming charitable fundraising, particularly telemarketing campaigns. He called for the reforms after he released his annual "Pennies for Charities" report, in which he found that charities had received only 31.9 percent of the $184.7 million raised for them through telemarketing campaigns in New York in 2001.
GuideStar, on 3/3/03 8:00 AM
Nobody is comfortable in a time of war. Distress affects our lives, without regard for personal involvement or political beliefs. We can agree, though, that thousands of people suddenly find themselves in critical need of help. Fortunately, the nonprofit sector heeds that call: there are many different groups that make it their mission to support folks of all ages and needs, at home as well as abroad.