survey shows continuing improvement in Michigan’s general fundraising climate. The majority of organizations reported improved fundraising results for 2013 when compared to 2012, rated their local fundraising conditions in early 2014 as ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent,’ and expressed optimism about their organizations’ chances for fundraising success in 2014.
There were, however, some important exceptions within this generally bright outlook. Nearly 40% of organizations responding to the survey reported that they did not meet their 2013 fundraising goals.
The potential impact of fundraising for the “Grand Bargain” that would prevent the sale of City of Detroit-owned art at the DIA was also a concern for many metro-Detroit organizations. Nearly 40% of metro-Detroit respondents expected that Detroit bankruptcy-related fundraising could have a ‘Somewhat Negative’ or ‘Strongly Negative’ impact on their own organizations’ fundraising.
Click here for access to the press release on this year's survey. The complete report will be added later in the week as will links to media coverage of this year's survey.