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December 10, 2012

Post-Sandy Donor Fatigue Worries N.Y. Charities

The rush of donations to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy is straining giving to other New York City-area nonprofit groups, writes The Wall Street Journal.

Several charity leaders tell the newspaper their fundraising is significantly down this season, with donors demurring after giving heavily to Sandy relief. "There is a bit of 'ask' fatigue," said Stephen Shelley of arts nonprofit Fractured Atlas, which has seen a lag in giving for its BEAT Festival project.

Charities raised $244-million for relief and recovery efforts in the month after the storm struck the northeast on Oct. 29.

See The Chronicle's article on the extra strain Sandy has placed on charities serving the poor.