In the latest economic crisis, most everyone has been hurting. Surprisingly, charities held up alright for 2008, but most predict misery for 2009. People are hoarding cash, spending far less on non-necessary expenditures, including non-for-profits. Donations in the past have typically come from large corporations, grants from the government and wealthy individuals, but with banks collapsing, the government issuing a huge amount of debt, and most wealthy individuals’ net worth entering into a death plunge, these donations are freezing up.
I’ve started up a blog called Twiver dedicated to non-profit news and helping charities understand technology and new media, as well as how these new forms of media can help them interact with their donors. If you know of a non-profit that needs some exposure, send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll see if I can’t do my part.