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Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.” — John D. Rockefeller

With Spring blooming, the forecast for nonprofits continues to trend towards a cautious optimism. As the economic recovery maintains its slow climb out of recession, so indicators show that nonprofit organizations and the engines that help drive them are growing again as well.

Surveys conducted this year by the Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Research Collaborative indicate the sector is experiencing its own, delayed recovery. The Chronicle of Philanthropy surveyed large funders, and reported that “assets grew by 7.5 percent from 2012 to 2013 for the 83 grantmakers that gave figures for both years, so giving will likely grow in 2014.” And according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s Year-End 2013 Fundraising Survey, “Sixty-two percent of charities raised more funds in 2013 than they did in 2012. In addition, 67 percent of organizations surveyed met their fundraising goals, also the highest since the recession."

Of course, any increase in giving will result in strong competition among organizations who are hoping to expand services, restart programs shelved during lean years, or simply rebuild reserves. Make sure you are ready to impress potential funders, whether they are grantmakers or individual donors. Spend some time reviewing your grant templates, marketing message, and talking points. Update your data, or find new ways to demonstrate the value of what you do. Strengthen your volunteer base, and get on social media to spread the word about how you are making a difference in your community. Funders and donors alike will take notice when you present your organization in a professional and dynamic style.
 
Today’s Website:
National Center for Charitable Statistics
http://nccs.urban.org/

The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Their mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

The NCCS website contains a variety of tools and reports to help you learn more about the nonprofit sector, whether you want to find a nonprofit organization in your area, view IRS Form 990 images, analyze financial data on the sector, look at trends in charitable giving, or download data.

Today’s Organization: 
ChildKind
http://www.childkind.org/
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Through its Home Based Services program, Childkind provides critical in-home training and supports for families with children who have complex care needs; specifically children within high level clinical risk group categories (chronic, complex chronic, and malignancies) who live in low to extreme-low income households in Metro Atlanta. Last year Childkind served 104 families with 296 children through its Home Based Services, 98 percent of whom had household incomes under $23,000 (47 percent had incomes below $10,000).

Childkind’s goal is to increase the parent’s ability to manage complex regimens of care successfully. This goal is measured by specific targets that lead to discharge from the program. Objectives include: connection to community resources, reductions in a stress index, evaluation of a parent’s ability correctly incorporate prescriptive regimens of care into daily care tasks, and compliance to medication and other medical service requirements.

Palmetto Grant Consulting congratulates Childkind on its recent grant from the Rich Foundation.
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