This week GuideStar released its greatly anticipated annual report examining the effect of the economy on the nonprofit sector. The report is based on a survey that asked private foundations and public charities about their total contributions in 2012.
The survey found that, while total contributions are slightly down this year compared to last year, a majority of nonprofits are experiencing an increasing in demand for their services.
Overall, the numbers for 2012 look very similar to the numbers for 2011, suggesting a nonprofit sector where things are not getting much better or much worse, at least from a financial perspective.
A free copy of the survey report can be found at the following link: