The Nonprofit Management and Leadership study, titled, “Nonprofit Sustainability During Times of Uncertainty” was conducted in partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Dr. Karl Besel, associate professor for public affairs and graduate school director for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Kokomo, and Klak participated in the study. Besel is a former visiting scholar at the Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy. Click here to view the study online (registration required.)
The study compares 26 community and economic development organizations located in the Delta region of Arkansas and in New Orleans, to comparable areas in the Midwest and South. Using data on federal, state and foundation funding of these organizations, the study analyzes how the current economic recession has affected the financial stability of nonprofits serving communities targeted for revitalization.