Friday, August 14, 2009
Yesterday we blogged about a similar survey. Today we'll look at a Guidestar survey, completed by 2,279 readers of the Guidestar newsletter. Most are public charites. The survey shows results similar to those from a similar survey completed in March. 52% of charities in the survey reported a decrease in contributions, the same percentage reported in the prior survey. Most (72%) of the charities report fewer individual gifts and smaller individual gifts and some report that private foundation grants, corporate gifts, and government grants were smaller or discontinued.