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13th Annual Report Card on Charitable Giving

Metropolitan Milwaukee's nonprofit communities are experiencing a perfect storm; demand is up, giving is down, and some of the organizations designed to help those in need find themselves in precarious situations.

The 13th annual Report Card on Charitable Giving has changed to respond to the shifting charitable giving landscape nonprofits are experiencing due to the economy. We expanded the number of agencies we asked to weigh in on their financial health from our 56 bellwether organizations to nearly 400 agencies, and nearly half responded. Instead of asking nonprofits to report financial data that was at least six months old, we requested that organizations provide us with their real-time impressions of how the economy is affecting them, and therefore, the individuals and families they serve right now.

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