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Steeling for possible dry spell

Nonprofits could find donations dwindling as economy limps along

Anushka Ramirez, 18, plays with her 18-month-old son, Erik Santiago, at Ruth House, a nonprofit that helps homeless teenage mothers. The Brockton organization receives funds from Lutheran Social Services, which is paying attention to how the economy may affect giving. Anushka Ramirez, 18, plays with her 18-month-old son, Erik Santiago, at Ruth House, a nonprofit that helps homeless teenage mothers. The Brockton organization receives funds from Lutheran Social Services, which is paying attention to how the economy may affect giving. (MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF)
By Sacha Pfeiffer
Globe Staff / March 26, 2008

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Will nonprofits be the next casualty in the shaky US economy? So far, nonprofit organizations have been largely insulated from the economic turmoil afflicting the nation's housing market and credit industry, but many nonprofits say they are bracing themselves in case their fortunes take a turn for the worse. (Full article: 910 words)

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