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Partnerships viewed as crucial to charities

With more Massachusetts residents in need of social service programs, many nonprofits that provide such services say one of their biggest challenges is building stronger relationships with the corporate donors that fund them, a recent survey by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and Natixis Global Asset Management shows.

The survey, of 103 Massachusetts nonprofits, highlighted the difficulties such organizations faced when the economic downturn put more people in need of help but led corporations to cut back on giving as their businesses suffered. That forced many aid agencies to compete against each other for a smaller pool of money.

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