Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Let’s Rewrite Today’s Headline: The Nonprofit Financial Sky Is Not Falling

Monday, February 05, 2018 10:52 AM | Anonymous

“Half of US nonprofits at risk financially,” reads the introduction to a new, quite useful report. But one media headline reads “Half of US Nonprofits are on Financial Brink,” while another frets, “Most Charities Teetering on the Brink of Financial Peril.” The unfortunate practice of writing sensationalist headlines is once again visiting our sector, as this new report looks at the financial risk factors for nonprofits. The thing is, the sky is not falling—but the report is useful in suggesting where we might want to shore up our financial houses and in pointing out where to take action. Read more from the Nonprofit Quarterly.

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