April 21, 2010; Herald Tribune | Has the stimulus package added to something of a bubble economy for some nonprofits? That is what this article from Sarasota, Florida explores, telling the story of a family services agency which has experienced five years of growth but is now looking at a likely funding cliff as a result of state cutbacks and the end of stimulus money. The director plans to ask individuals to help make up the difference but she reports her nights are often sleepless.—Ruth McCambridge
About The Author
Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.