This from the Donors Forum survey of Nonprofits and grantmakers in Illinois. Sound familiar?
Based on a November survey of nonprofits and grantmakers in the state:
- 71 percent of respondents had cut their budgets during 2009,
- 66 percent reported a reduction in operating reserves,
- 63 percent saying they had three months or fewer of reserves
- only 11 percent reporting more than twelve months of reserves.
On the grantmaker side:
- 37 percent of respondents said they planned to further reduce their grantmaking,
- 42 percent of the grantmakers said they had increased their support for nonprofit capacity building over the past twelve months — a sign, according to the report, that there is widespread concern among grantmakers in the state about nonprofit sustainability.
Service deman increasing:
- 67 percent of nonprofits reported an increase in demand for their services — the same percentage as a year ago but up significantly from five years ago
- 41 percent reported a decrease in their ability to meet that demand, up from 21 percent in last year's survey.
Nonprofits also reported declines in funding from foundations (68 percent) and government sources (62 percent), with 40 percent reporting that they had experienced delays in receiving government payments.