How have contributions of ECFA members fared during the recession?

ECFA has analyzed the giving of their members who renewed membership in the last six months. Looking at members with year-ends between April and September 2010 and comparing that to those member’s revenue from three years earlier produced some encouraging information.

This would include organizations who have been members at least three years, so there’s data for comparison. Keep in mind this would be for NPOs whose fiscal year-end dates were in the middle part of 2010.

That said, here is the summary:

Overall, total giving for those organizations increased by 2% from 2009 to 2010. Changes since before the recession, or from 2007 through 2010, show an increase of 3.3%.

The impact is different between small and large organizations. For organizations with income over $10 million, giving increased 3.1% from 2007 through 2010. For organizations with income under $10 million, giving declined 3.2% from 2007 through 2010.

Article can be found at Giving to ECFA members exceeds national trends.

Thanks to ECFA for sharing the data.

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