Another Study Proves Nonprofits Doing More With Less

From Ascribe Newswire: Layoffs, being asked to do more with less, salary freezes, and vacant jobs left unfilled- these are some of the conditions plaguing nonprofits and their employees around the country, according to a survey released this week from the John Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies. Nearly 40 percent of respondents said they don't have enough staff to deliver their programs and services and almost one-third reported net reductions in their workforce for the six month period before the survey was conducted (October 2009-March 2010).

In one of the few bright spots among the findings of the 256 groups surveyed, some 23 percent of organizations reported increased staff while some 46 percent said their numbers had stayed the same. "The pressures on nonprofits have accelerated and are clearly taking their toll," noted Lester Salamon, report author and director of the John Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, which conducted this survey as part of its Listening Post Project. "Organizations have shown enormous resilience and commitment to their critical missions, but this has come at a price."

Nonprofits are taking different steps to deal with the double whammy of less revenue and increased demands for services. To read more of the article: http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=arti...

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