Sign of the Times

January 13, 2011 at 8:47 PM

The economic downturn continues to affect operating nonprofits. One indication, reported by the New York Times, is that Big Brothers Big Sisters is actively seeking donations. Previously, their advertising messaging has been limited to recruiting volunteers.

The organization’s funding has dropped, which means it must reduce the number of volunteers it can support. It costs about $1,000 a year for an adult volunteer to mentor a child, with most money going to administrative expenses.

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