Donations Rise but Challenges Remain for Local Nonprofits

The Daily Transcript -- San Diegans have increased the amount of time and money they donate to charities over the past year, but the number of contributors has slipped, according to a quarterly index on nonprofits released Tuesday by the University of San Diego's Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research.

According to the index, there was an 8.8 percent increase in individual giving and a 3.2 percent increase in hours spent on volunteer activity between the third quarters of 2012 and 2013.

But during the same period, the number of households making donations slid 2.4 percent and the number engaged in volunteer activities slipped 1.2 percent.

Despite the slight declines, the nonprofit sector is making some headway as it tries to recover from the recession. (Full Story

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