Study Finds Nonprofits Poor at Fundraising

From Jillian Steinhauer at Hyperallergic:

Nonprofits across the US are stuck in a cycle that hinders their ability to raise money, a new report says. Commissioned by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and conducted by CompassPoint, the study examines fundraising issues at nonprofits nationwide, and the results aren’t pretty. The authors of the report, which is titled “UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising,” conducted their research by interviewing 2,700 nonprofit executive directors and development directors.

The largest group of respondents — 22% — worked in human services; the second-largest, at 11 percent, came from arts, culture, and humanities organizations, according to the LA Times.

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