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NFF Releases 4th Annual State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

by Timothy Tiernan on April 2, 2012
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nonprofits, nonprofit sector, survey resultsThe Nonprofit Finance Fund’s State of the Sector survey has been released. While the news is not surprising, the stats powerfully portray the pressure put on nonprofits: 85 percent of respondents experienced an increase in the demand for services in 2011; 88 percent expect an increase in demand in 2012 (previous surveys found this percentage at 77 percent or below).

Human Services

This year’s survey had the most respondents yet, at 4,500—more than twice the number of respondents as last year. The majority of respondents were human service organizations (38 percent). In this sector, 58 percent were unable to meet demand in 2011; 60 percent project that they won't be able to meet 2012 demand. The findings suggest that this sector may be experiencing more staffing changes than other sectors, with 29 percent of respondents experiencing staff reduction, compared with 20 percent reduction among other sectors. The statistical and anecdotal evidence seems to say the same thing: having to do more with less.

Now What?

When the going gets a tough economy, the tough partner up. NFF CEO Antony Bugg-Levine stated that "government, funders, boards, and nonprofits need to work more collaboratively to ensure that crucial services can be delivered and secure a true economic recovery." And on this note, here's an encouraging example of teamwork: Twelve low-achieving Boston schools were recently awarded $26 million in grants, with $6 million going to nonprofits to assist with services such as tutoring and after-school programs. Be sure to read the full article.

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