Monday April 3, 12:00 pm ET
Impact of Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Significant But Not a Negative Factor For Most Charities
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the largest single relief effort in history for Hurricane Katrina, nearly two-thirds of charities in the United States managed to raise more funds in 2005 than in 2004.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) State of Fundraising Survey 2005 found that 63 percent of U.S. charities raised more money in 2005 than in the previous year, while 13 percent raised about the same amount and 24 percent raised less. The 63 percent figure is only two points lower than the 2004 survey, when 65 percent of U.S. charities raised more money that year than in the previous year."