Civil Society plays an increasingly important role in international human and social welfare. The most important prerequisite for the development of the NGO sector is a steady level of trust and engagement from society. This public trust and engagement is based the organization’s level of accountability.

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Financially Pressed Cities in the US Ask Cities Ask Nonprofits for More Money

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“Every citizen, every city worker, every taxpayer, every business and every organization — including tax-exempt institutions — must share part of the burden of saving our city,”

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Not for Profits and Charities Must Adapt to the Age of Engagement

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People in the United States and United Kingdom overwhelmingly trust Not for Profits (NFPs) ahead of of governments and corporations to create social change, yet most say they will make charitable donations
at the same or reduced levels as last year.

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How a Double-Dip Recession Could Affect Giving

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Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy, which produces “Giving USA,” noted in June that giving dropped by 7 percent in 2008 and 6.2 percent in 2009, declines that were larger than anything since the study was first conducted in 1956.

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