Mass. Nonprofit Sector Grew During Recession

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This month marks the third anniversary of the official end of the economic recession, as defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Despite big uncertainties in the global economy from Europe to China, Massachusetts is continuing to show signs of recovery. Unemployment is well below the national average and continuing to improve, and a pair of recent reports suggest the housing market is picking up.

According to a report released Thursday by The Boston Foundation, the state's nonprofit sector managed to expand during the recession. But the report also found that many nonprofits remain vulnerable in the long term.

Elizabeth Keating, the lead author of the study, joins Radio Boston to discuss what the study says about the nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts.


  • Elizabeth Keating, lead author of The Boston Foundation's report, Massachusetts Nonprofits and the Last Decade’s Financial Roller Coaster


This segment aired on June 7, 2012.


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