Food bank says: “We have donors that are now clients” [News, 11.24]


WaPo Charitable Giving section (11/23):
“Employers Encourage Workers to Volunteer” – “corporations are increasingly donating the skills of their employees, on company time, rather than just dollars.” With quotes from several WG members and WG’s Katy Moore.
“Less in Hand to Offer” – “many area nonprofits have trimmed overhead costs, frozen hiring and are anxiously considering cutting programs and laying off staff members in a struggle for solvency and survival.” Article cites WG’s recent survey.
“Food Banks Adapt for Lean Times” – “One way to put it: We have donors that are now clients”
“How Donors Can Maximize Social Returns” – “Fund safety-net services and policy solutions…Give fewer, bigger grants — without strings attached…”
“Keep On Giving: Times Are Even Tighter For Others”

Donor advised funds to the rescue? – “With money tight, more Americans draw from donor-advised funds built in past years.” (CSM, 11/24)

KEEP THE PAPER TRANSFER!
Social profit orgs have a message for Metro: It’s “absurd to make low-income residents pay as much as $4.15 more for the same [$1.35] trip because they lacked a SmarTrip card.”  (WaPo, 11/23)

-Nick