The scale of the Arizona nonprofit sector suggests that it’s too big to overlook, and stakeholders indicate the optimism of the findings. The Arizona Republicinterviewed Steve Seleznow, president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, which helped fund the study:
Gone are the days of viewing nonprofits as simple charities operating on shoestring budgets, heavily reliant on volunteers and donations to stay afloat. They’re showing an ability to sustain themselves. They have worked through difficult times.
In May 2015, NPQ reported the increased scrutiny that nonprofit hospitals face, and these organizations can expect further attention as their scale features in more reports. Ultimately, the growing realization of the major role that the wider nonprofit sector plays in the nation’s economic life will prompt lively debate regarding the purpose and contribution that our communities expect of our sector.— James Araci
James Araci helps nonprofits raise their income and profile as director of Nectarfy Consulting. In his 20 – years career, James has served nonprofits in Europe, Ecuador, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. As consultant to nonprofit organizations, he improves fundraising and engagement activities. His focus areas have included donor retention, organization design, integration of fundraising and communications, data – driven fundraising, grant writing and major donor fundraising. His site, nectarfy.com, provides information for nonprofits seeking to make more happen.