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PND Poll (March 25 - April 1, 2008) -- Results

April 01, 2008

Here are the rather interesting results of last week's (admittedly unscientific) poll:

Should foundations step up their grantmaking for basic needs during economic downturns?

  • Yes (205) -- 86%
  • No (18)  -- 8%
  • Not sure (15) -- 6%

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Posted by Jeff KLein  |   April 02, 2008 at 08:07 AM

I think that community foundations play a critical role in the viability and sustainability of not for profits. It is there for critical that during down turns in the economy that the support be maintained and increased.

Posted by Rose Dance  |   April 09, 2008 at 02:21 PM

Well first foundations would have to change their whole framework for grantmaking (i.e. 5% rule). Since what they give is mostly interest from investment income, they are also affected by an economic downturn.

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