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For Hartford-area nonprofits, things are looking up.  At least that's what they're hoping.   The latest United Way Non-Profit Pulse Survey reflects an increase in "optimism" from 53 percent of responding organizations to 66 percent, over the past two years.  The survey, published in 2011, included 82 nonprofits - and noted concerns about public sector funding, increased demand for services and uncertainty about the future amidst the growing optimism.