GuideStar’s Nonprofit Economic Survey

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December 10, 2009

GuideStar is an information service specializing in U.S. Nonprofit companies.  In December 2009 they published the results of their Eighth Annual Nonprofit Economic Survey.  The purpose of this survey was “to compare how charitable organizations fared during the first nine months of 2009 to previous years and to try and gauge the effect of the downturn in the economy on the American nonprofit sector.”     Overall, the economy has not yet completely rebounded and nonprofits are still struggling, however there were better indications for increased contributions.    Although organizations are not reporting the same levels of contributions they were seeing in 2007, they were up from 2008.  Click here to read a letter from the President and CEO of GuideStar and to review the results of the survey:

Letter from President and CEO:

http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2009/from-the-presidents-office-december-2009.aspx?source=dec09nwsltr

Results of survey:

http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2009/down-but-not-defeated-results-of-guidestars-eighth-annual-nonprofit-economic-survey.aspx