Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Nonprofit Quarterly | @npquarterly | National Increases in Corporate Giving Not Seen in Abilene: "June 25, 2011; Source: Abilene Reporter-News | In Abilene, Texas nonprofits are finding the challenge of raising corporate money more difficult than ever. Last week, the Giving USA 2011 report said that charitable giving by corporations in 2010 actually rose 10.6 percent. How does that make sense to groups like the Abilene Education Foundation, whose latest grant from the Citi Foundation was only half of last year’s amount? As the Education Foundation’s executive director, Jean McMillon, explained, 'The gentlemen we go through had contacted me and said they were having to cut their funding.”"