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Nonprofits have a long way to go before recovering from recession

Nonprofits continue to lose more donors than they gain and have a long way to go to recover from the recession, says a new report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Urban Institute. The “net gain in giving” for charities in 2011 was zero, according to a survey by the groups. That is,… Continue Reading Nonprofits have a long way to go before recovering from recession

Some charities struggle to reach expectations

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With Colorado Springs charities, it seems to be feast or famine these days. Continue Reading Some charities struggle to reach expectations

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Denver woman pleads guilty to charitable fraud

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Candice Jenkins pled guilty to the crime of engaging in a charitable fraud scheme, according to news from John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General. The crime is a class five felony, and involved the Gathering Place, a shelter in Denver that provides services to women and their children experiencing issues with homelessness and poverty. Jenkins also… Continue Reading Denver woman pleads guilty to charitable fraud

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Despite some technical hiccups at the start, the Change Mob has raised almost $500 for a non-profit focused on rescuing girls and young women from sex trafficking. The Change Mob is a local business backed by angel investors and is in the midst of filing paperwork with Securities Exchange Commission to be publicly traded. The… Continue Reading Change Mob gearing up to launch second promotion

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Change Mob blends charity with Groupon savvy

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Look out Living Social and Groupon. There’s a new kid in town. The Change Mob will launch its platform Tuesday when it requests $1 donations from Colorado Springs residents to help Restore Innocence, a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing young women from sex trafficking outfits. The organization aims to raise enough money to buy a… Continue Reading Change Mob blends charity with Groupon savvy

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Study: Women give more to charity than men

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Women across nearly every income level gave significantly more to charity than men, nearly twice as much in some cases, according to a study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Nonprofits have long suspected that women were the driving forces behind many of the gifts they receive, but they haven’t had much proof.… Continue Reading Study: Women give more to charity than men

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Stung by declining revenue and facing a state budget cliff over the next few years, Colorado lawmakers are increasingly turning to philanthropists, hoping someone will bail them out. Continue Reading Colo lawmakers turn to philanthropy for budget

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Corporations still giving despite economy

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The slowing economy hasn’t stopped the nation’s largest corporations from giving to charity – many of them have actually increased their giving, according to the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthrophy. Despite the challenging economic backdrop that has 63 percent of companies reporting a decline in profit during 2008 – more than half of them still increased… Continue Reading Corporations still giving despite economy

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