Sunday, February 1, 2009
The cover story for this Sunday's Atlanta Journal Constitution is entitled, "The State of Nonprofits: Gifts Don't Meet Demand". There is not much new to the recognition that nonprofits are being hit just as hard by the economic decline as are profit seekers and the article contains little in the way of possible solutions. Still, the AJC article is available as an audio file that can be used in class to discuss the extent to which federal and state laws are efficient, inefficient, or neutral with respect to the needs of the independent sector. The open-endedness of the article could provide for some useful fodder for classroom discussion, for example, of the extent to which the tax code is currently equipped to rescue the nonprofit sector.