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Staffing, Not Stigma, Is Biggest Fundraising Challenge for Mental-Health Charities

Stigma is not the main factor holding mental-health charities back in their efforts to attract donors, says a study of more than 100 fundraisers for such groups. Instead, inadequate staffing is the biggest obstacle fundraisers mentioned when asked to rank their top five challenges. Stigma scored the lowest.

Charities that help people with mental-health problems, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse “feel pressure to keep overhead down and be perceived as a responsible steward of donations, but those in the field are telling us that limited staff means limits on an organization’s ability to execute on its plans and deliver services,” says Benjamin Waxman, executive director…

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