Below is a statement from MNA President & CEO Donna Murray-Brown on the impact of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing on the nonprofit sector. A longer statement will be forthcoming.
Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, sees the bankruptcy as an opportunity “for not just nonprofit organizations but residents to really create the next Detroit” , Although Murray-Brown acknowledged that the demand for services will probably continue to rise, she’s optimistic. “Nobody wanted to be here, it’s a scary thing to be in a city that just filed for bankruptcy, but it’s also an opportunity,” she said. “Kevyn Orr wants to maintain services to residents. This is a time not to acquiesce but to be proactive and figure out the best role for nonprofits.”
Statement by Donna Murray-Brown, President & CEO, Michigan Nonprofit Association