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  • $1 Billion In Storm Relief From Foundations, Business

    By The NonProfit Times — October 25, 2007

    Foundations and corporations in the United States committed more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind giving for relief, recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, according to a report by the Foundation Center.

  • Nonprofits Getting A Lease In Second Life

    By The NonProfit Times — October 25, 2007

    By Marla E. Nobles

    America’s Second Harvest (A2H) added another location to its coalition of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations. But unlike the other operations, this one won’t be stateside. In fact, donors will have to log on to enter its doors.

    The Chicago-based food bank is the latest in a growing number of nonprofits joining the cyberspace community known as Second Life (SL). Some of the third sector neighbors include Fund for Animal Welfare (situated on Progressive Island), Reporters Without Borders (Hangflame), Save the Children (Midnight City), World Vision (Kiwa Northwest), and the Southern California chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which launched the virtual “MS Fly” fundraising event this past June.

    Another 32 nonprofits are housed on SL’s new Nonprofit Commons space, which TechSoup officially launched this past August. There were two simultaneous grand opening celebrations, one in SL and the second “in-world” event in San Francisco. The nonprofits-only space was donated by the world’s first virtual millionaire, Anshe Chung, and managed by TechSoup.

    Since opening to the public in 2003, SL, created by San Francisco-based Linden Lab, has experienced explosive growth. In April 2004, SL had around 6,000 residents. Just over three years later, that number surpassed 9 million (as of August 21), growing by nearly 3 million this past summer alone.

  • Cyber money is just as green

    By The NonProfit Times — October 24, 2007

    It used to be that only sex generated money on the Web. Well, some nonprofits gone wild have sultry success stories to tell.

  • National Good Governance Practices Pushed In Report

    By The NonProfit Times — October 22, 2007

    By Mark Hrywna

  • Don’t get comfortable: Get a new job

    By The NonProfit Times — October 22, 2007

    Staying ahead of the game is essential for maximizing one’s potential for success in any career. There are a number of methods those in the nonprofit sector should keep in mind to achieve a successful and rewarding career.

  • Pet Lover Gives, Toasts Philanthropy

    By The NonProfit Times — October 19, 2007

    In a “tail” unlike any other, when philanthropist and dog lover Ileen Kaufman wanted a one-of-a-kind way to celebrate the “woman’s best friend” in her life and benefit charity, the Boca Raton, Fla., resident led with her palate.

  • Annual Giving … Make sure you target correctly

    By The NonProfit Times — October 18, 2007

    Annual giving is a series of small, targeted, focused campaigns that run throughout the year. Or, as consultant Jill A. Pranger told attendees at an international conference on nonprofits, annual giving is about doing it well over and over and over again.

  • Volunteer management in cyberspace

    By The NonProfit Times — October 17, 2007

    In addition to its other advantages, the online environment provides many possibilities for volunteer recruitment and management. In her chapter “Volunteer Recruitment and Management” in the book Nonprofit Internet Strategies, Alison Li presents some of the online options that have become available to nonprofits regarding their volunteers:

  • Help Wanted: 640,000 Open Positions

    By The NonProfit Times — October 16, 2007

    By Don McNamara

  • Hey Geek Guy! What do I need to run Vista?

    By The NonProfit Times — October 16, 2007

    By Bob Finley


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