Local and regional LGBT non-profits have experienced mostly positive growth in revenue and community support over the past several years, according to data reviewed in qnotes’ fifth annual Community Assessment Survey.
For non-profit groups, one of the keys to success, among many others, is its fundraising ability. Most non-profits cannot thrive, and many will not survive, without the possibility of increased funds, donor strength and, more importantly, a diversity of revenue streams.
QNotes publishes its annual survey of community non-profit organizations’ budgets, strengths, needs and concerns. In a show of community-wide transparency and accountability, nearly every organization queried for the project opted to participate in the annual survey.
For a second year, QNotes is reporting on the financial health and well-being of a host of community non-profit organizations. The data and other information has been collected from the paper’s second annual Community Assessment Survey, a tool designed to gauge community organizations’ financial health and measure their commitment to transparency. This year’s survey responses, however, are less than appealing — more than half of the groups asked to participate declined.
Throughout spring, qnotes sent requests for 990s (the tax returns non-profit groups submit to the IRS each year) and our first-ever Community Assessment Survey to 22 LGBT organizations, ASOs and Pride festivals across the Carolinas. In the May 15 print issue, qnotes takes an in-depth look at LGBT community organizations across the Carolinas with the …