The September 1 issue of The NonProfit Times includes exclusive donor research. This special report examines the results of a survey NPT conducted in partnership with ORC International. Donors were asked whether they were more likely to contribute to a disaster-relief or non-disaster relief charity. The results were somewhat surprising as a slim majority of respondents (47 percent to 44 percent, 9 percent undecided) said they would give to a non-disaster relief organization.
You can purchase the full results of the survey through our online store if you are interested in seeing the demographic breakdowns.
Here are some other noteworthy features of the issue:
- Municipal Bankruptcies Are Changing Social Services: In the wake of Detroit filing for bankruptcy, we examine how nonprofits' services were affected by Chapter 9 and 11 filings in other cities.
- FCC Opens FM Airwaves For Nonprofits: Nonprofits on the radio? A recent FCC ruling is opening the doors for more organizations to broadcast on low-powered FM stations.
- Texas Hoarders: Livestrong Piled Up Cash: Livestrong has been stockpiling cash in recent years, holding four times as much in short-term savings and temporary cash in 2012 as it did three years ago, according to a review of its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990.
- Multi-Year Grants: The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s The State of Multi-Year Funding 2011 shows that the more things change the more they stay the same when it comes to the long-term, flexible grant dollars.
- General Ramblings: Politicizing Politics: In his latest column, NPT Editor-in-Chief Paul Clolery examines the war of words between secular nonprofit and religious organization leaders regarding a recommendation that clergy should be able to say anything they want from the pulpit of their tax-exempt houses of worship so long as it doesn’t cost anything.