After outpouring of donations for Boston Marathon causes, area nonprofits deal with charity fatigue affecting their fundraising.
"When word came that the Walk for Hunger, a powerhouse fund-raising event held last week for Project Bread, had fallen well short of its goal, the nonprofit community took quick notice. With its own charity walk coming up, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts quickly sent out an urgent e-mail to a few thousand supporters. 'Please Don’t Let This Happen To Us!' it urged in capital letters.The unusually blunt appeal reflects the challenges nonprofits face after last month’s Boston Marathon bombings, from concerns over participating in large public events to fears of “charity fatigue” amid the overwhelming charitable response to victims of the attack." -- Peter Schworm, the Boston Globe