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Excerpt From The Nation

“Not everyone believes the fallout will be quite so cataclysmic–historically, the nonprofit sector has proved surprisingly resilient, even growing during some recent recessions–but the scale and scope of the current downturn is clearly different. And its reverberations will likely extend far beyond the world of high-profile advocacy organizations like the ACLU. From the arts to education, soup kitchens to housing organizations, nonprofits perform an array of functions that shape the texture of daily life in communities across the country, often by helping people whose situations were precarious even before the economy crashed. Now, with foundations watching their endowments shrivel, many individual donors maxed out and states across the country staring at massive budget deficits, nonprofits are scaling back their services at the very moment when the need for them is escalating. ”

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Plain and simple – your donors are disappearing, it’s much more difficult and expensive to find and retain new donors, much harder to pay and retain staff, and the competition for limited philanthropic spending is getting intense. Nonprofit funding sources are simply drying up in the face of absolute, increasing demand – a “Quiet Crisis“.

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