Despite Strong Gains in 2011, Big Charities Predict Flat Giving

Biggest Charities Expect Flat Giving in 2012 1


An Ashoka fellow aids needy children in India. Ashoka is No. 386 in the 2012 Philanthropy 400.

Many of America’s biggest nonprofits have officially left the Great Recession behind, but the slow economic recovery continues to dampen results at even the most sophisticated fundraising organizations.

Over all, the 400 groups that raise the most from private sources achieved a median 7.5-percent gain last year, the third straight year of median gains for nonprofits in The Chronicle’s Philanthropy 400 rankings. That’s much better than for the rest of the