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Report Proves Charitable Giving Outpaced Economic Growth in 2011


Atlas of Giving recently announced results from its 2011 report on charitable giving.  The report outlines charitable giving in the United States from 2011 and details how giving expanded at a faster rate than overall economic growth for the year.  According to the report, total giving to U.S. nonprofits rose 7.5% in 2011, an increase of $24.2 billion over the 2010 total of $322.69 billion and its forecast shows that overall giving is expected to grow 3.9% in 2012 to $360 billion, a slower rate than 2011 growth.

“2011 giving growth was fueled by strong stock market performance through July, low interest rates, an improving economy, modest inflation, and aggressive solicitation” Rob Mitchell, Atlas of Giving CEO, said.  “However, the increase was not enjoyed by all nonprofits.  Organizations that rely on many small gifts from many small donors are still greatly impacted by the effects of continuing high unemployment.”

The forecast is expected to change as events unfold during the year.  Natural and man-made disasters, economic events, and many other things affect the velocity and trajectory of charitable giving results.  The Atlas of Giving actively monitors the factors affecting giving and provides monthly updates of the forecast to account for these. Read the rest of this entry


Free Nonprofit Workshop offers “Grant-worthy” Advise


The IRS recently revoked the nonprofit status of 275,000 nonprofits nationwide, including 3,400 in LA County and 2,200 in Orange County.  Combined, these numbers are higher than many states.

Nonprofit Development Alliance (NDA) is offering a free workshop on Thursday, August 25 at OPIS Network HQ located at 4000 MacArthur Blvd, 9th floor in Newport Beach from 3:00-5:00pm to assist struggling and terminated organizations.

It is estimated that about half of the revoked nonprofits wish to remain in good standing with the IRS but were remiss in following regulations and are unaware of next steps and procedures to take to become reinstated.

The FREE workshop will discuss:

  • how it happened
  • why it happened
  • what their options are now
  • and how to prevent it from happening again

NDA held its first public forum last month in LA and had a great turnout.  The upcoming event in Orange County will be its second free reinstatement workshop and they plan to offer others throughout Southern California including, San Fernando Valley, Pasadena/Glendale and Long Beach.

Nonprofit Development Alliance specializes in fund development, grant strategies, accounting services and compliance and is leading the charge in helping terminated nonprofits that wish to be reinstated find direction.

The free workshop is also open to nonprofit organizations interested in fund development and grant strategic plans. Donor cultivation and planned giving will be discussed, as well as strategies to help increase chances of receiving grant money from foundations, endowments and the government.

For more information or to register, contact Norm Bour at 949-495-6162 or norm@OPISmail.com.