Industry insider says nonprofits need more funding
November 29, 2011
In a recent interview with the Jacksonville Daily Record, the head of a Florida nonprofit said fundraising efforts were among the most pressing issues, and it had been more difficult to find as many donors as before.
Teresa Barton, CEO of Aging True, said the need for assistance was even greater due to the fact that more baby boomers were going to need care. She also said her long experience in the industry had been rewarding.
"I have been with Aging True for almost 28 years," she told the newspaper. "Before that I worked for Braley and Thompson Inc., a West Virginia organization that provides therapeutic foster care to children and vulnerable adults in need. The organization had received funds for a program to de-institutionalize developmentally disabled older adults who had been inappropriately placed in facilities for the mentally ill."
One of the ways that the nonprofit assists clients is by giving meals to elderly people who aren't as mobile as they once were.