Thursday, November 11, 2004 "Survey Indicates Sunny Outlook for Charitable Giving in Norfolk, Va., Area
Source: The Virginian-Pilot
Publication date: 2004-11-10

Nov. 10--Although stormy economic times have forced many local nonprofits to chop or freeze jobs and tighten belts, the horizon for charitable giving in Hampton Roads is looking sunnier, according to the nonprofit executives surveyed for the region's 2004 state of philanthropy report.
Sponsored by The Norfolk Foundation and the Hampton Roads chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, 'The Dimensions of Philanthropy in Hampton Roads 2004' was released Tuesday at a conference marking National Philanthropy Day. Researchers at the Virginia Beach marketing firm Bonney & Company studied the actual giving record and surveyed the expectations of 62 local nonprofits chosen as bellwethers -- groups that are leaders in their nonprofit categories and 'indicators of trends.' "

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