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Nonprofit Finance Fund Unveils Illinois' Results From 2013 State of the Sector Survey

Release Date: 
04/02/2013

On March 25, the Nonprofit Finance Fund unveiled the results of its 2013 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, detailing the finances, operations, and outlook of 5,983 nonprofit organizations across the U.S.

Coming in Mid-March: the 2013 Economic Outlook Survey

Release Date: 
02/27/2013

Donors Forum has conducted an annual economic outlook survey of its grantmaking Members and nonprofit Partners since 2002, and in the upcoming weeks we will launch the 2013 Economic Outlook Survey, designed to gauge the impact of current economic trends on grantmaking plans and strategies as well as nonprofit operating capacities.

Guest Post: Why VNA Foundation is Committing to Transparency in Grants Reporting

Release Date: 
02/06/2013

Foundations vary greatly in their mission, asset size, and focus. One factor almost all of us have in common, however, is that we ask for some kind of report from our grantees, some indication of how and why they spent our grant dollars. So, why can’t we ask the same of ourselves and our colleagues?

Save the Date: Donors Forum's "Engage 2013: Real Talk About Real Costs," A Convening for Members, Partners + Associate Members

Release Date: 
01/11/2013

Like last year’s well received convening, “Real Talk About Real Costs” on Tuesday, March 12, will bring together the funders, nonprofits, and advisors who belong to Donors Forum to have real dialogue and develop practical solutions to obstacles that stand in the way of effectiveness in our field.

Guest Post: Johns Hopkins University Releasing Report on Core Values of the Nonprofit Sector Thurs., Dec 6

Release Date: 
12/05/2012

Nonprofits are under assault as never before. This difficult economic climate has stretched and strained the nonprofit sector—many are facing increased taxes and fees from state and local governments, proposals in the federal government have called for the end of the tax deduction, and for-profit businesses are encroaching in on traditional nonprofit fields.

Illinois Ranks 5 out of 51 for Total Individual Giving; 30 out of 51 for Percentage of Income

Release Date: 
09/13/2012

According to an interactive online tool from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, people in Illinois give an average of 4.2% of their income, ranking the state 30 out of 51. However, in terms of total dollars, Illinois ranks much higher, coming in at 5 out of 51 states for total contributions of $6 billion.

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