An LA TImes article out today noted the woes of nonprofit organizations in New York City and elsewhere whose fortunes rested in the rise and fall of corporate philanthropy. Highlighted in the article was a nonprofit hunger relief program that was immediately feeling the Bear Stearns failure both from the corporate losses and the laid-off employees.
Note to self: corporate money is good when you can get it but corporate money may not make a very reliable ongoing source of income. Lesson from long ago: diversify sources so never too dependent on one source.
The big question for many nonprofits going into a clearly declining (declined?) economy: is it too late to diversify?