Half Of Nonprofits Made Cutbacks In 2009, According To Survey

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

According to a new survey by online nonprofit database Opportunity Knocks, more than half of all U.S. nonprofit organizations let go of workers or froze salaries.


Ten percent of organizations said their workers' pay decreased this year by anywhere from 1 to 50 percent. Only 37 percent of organizations said they had increased salaries this year and that the average raise offered was 3.2 percent.

Though the majority of nonprofit employees receive comprehensive health insurance, only one third receive contributions from their employer to a retirement plan, and only one quarter receive benefits for domestic partners.

The survey is one more example of the trouble facing nonprofits in the face of the economic recession.

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