I just received this information in an email from Atlas of Giving (and am re-posting it for you – with permission of course). Fundraising results have been up for the first few months this year, but the rest of the year might not look as good:
The March edition of Atlas of Giving is ready, and the forecast for the next 12 months could be problematic for many organizations. Despite a strong start to the year – up 7.1% over 2012 – the report anticipates a steady decline in giving beginning this Fall. Caution is advised in planning for charitable growth, especially if your fiscal year begins in the summer months.
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