Monday, June 13, 2005 | Providence, R.I. | Business-Something ventured, something gained Providence, R.I. Business:
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"Over the past few years, nonprofit groups across the country have faced more competition for money and a slowdown in donations. Giving was strong last year, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals, but 17 percent of U.S. fundraisers who responded to a Fundraising Professionals survey said that the economy was the biggest detriment. About 14 percent said that increased competition for the 'charitable dollar' had a negative impact on fundraising ability.
In three years, the Yale competition has received entries from 1,500 nonprofit organizations. The winners split $500,000 in cash prizes."

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