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Civic-minded Michigan – Cash, time donated

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Nonprofits in Michigan are benefiting from social commitment among the state’s residents, a survey says.

The survey, conducted by the Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Council of Michigan Foundations, found eight out of 10 people in Michigan gave time or money to nonprofit organizations in 1999, the Detroit News reported Oct. 14.

While more than 80 percent of Michigan residents contributed to charity, only 40 percent were solicited for donations.

Residents contributed to nonprofits ranging from environmental organizations to religious groups, which garnered the most financial and volunteer support.

Survey author and Michigan State University professor Mark Wilson told the News that the findings reinforce the importance of nonprofits in the state. 

For full story, go to the Detroit News.

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