Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Better Ways to Survive Hard Times

Nonprofits expect their consultants to work miracles by helping them do more with less. However, with the most recent “Giving USA” report that fundraising grew just 1.1 percent last year after inflation—and predictions of very little growth in 2012—it could be a long time before charities are raising funds at the rate they did prior to the recession. What’s a consultant to do?

Logic and experience lead us to traditional responses in hard times: Grow revenue or cut expenses. But restricting our …