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08/07/2013 10:22 am ET

Poverty Is No Longer A Priority For Today's Nonprofits

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n the last decade or so, nonprofits have stopped caring about the plight of the poor.

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, nonprofits joined together when cuts in social-safety-net programs were proposed.

Organizations that represented mostly middle-class people, like the League of Women Voters, professional groups for social workers, and major nonprofit coalitions such as Independent Sector, joined their antipoverty and grass-roots colleagues to fight against threats to the poor.

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