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December 24, 2008
In challenging and uncertain economic times like the nation is currently facing, charitable giving is typically one of the first things to decline. In fact, when the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University surveyed fundraisers for its Summer 2008 Philanthropic Giving Index (PGI), 83 percent of respondents said the economy is having a negative effect on giving. Human service charities are likely to be especially hard hit, because demand increases while the funding tends to decline.