News & Articles

NPO Workers Taking More Unscheduled Days Off

January 1, 2001       Jeff Berger      

Workers at nonprofits are racking-up more unscheduled absences than their for-profit counterparts. While the overall rate of workforce unscheduled absences dropped last year, to 2.1 percent, the number of unexcused absences at nonprofits hit approximately 2.8 percent.

Tax Implications Stall Partnership Stock Gifts

January 1, 2001       Bridget Rosenberg      

William P. Carey, founder of the W.P. Carey Foundation and trustee for Johns Hopkins University, has donated millions to support the work of nonprofits, especially those that do work for education and the arts.

Museum Goes Solar to Enlighten Patrons

January 1, 2001       Tom Pope      

A partnership of regional funders has financed 280 solar panels for the roof of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, the first of the city’s nine major museums to attempt to harness solar power.

Web Sites grab More Than Cookies From Kids

January 1, 2001       Jeff Berger      

When PBS Kids conducts an online contest, and it is a rare occasion, the organization obtains a verifiable permission slip, nonelectronic, from the parent.

Study Shows Big Hike in Planned Giving

December 1, 2000       Clint Carpenter      

Personal visits and aggressive distribution of publications have helped charities see an increase in charitable bequests and charitable remainder trusts.

Mismanaged Financials

December 1, 2000       Matthew Sinclair      

Two of the nation’s largest nonprofits are in the throes of significant management changes brought about by financial mismanagement. The problems came to light within the span of just a few weeks at Food for the Poor and Larry Jones International Ministries/Feed the Children.

James M. McClelland

December 1, 2000       Clint Carpenter      

"It’s the economy, stupid" was the mantra of the early 1990s, as the economy labored through a recession. A bad economy means fewer jobs, particularly for those on the low end of the skills set.

Special Report: Registration Fees and Taxes Kept Legal Eagles Very Busy

December 1, 2000       Matthew Sinclair      

When Americans are in the midst of trying to decide who should lead them from the White House for the next four years, those currently in power don’t always focus a lot of attention on the legislation and regulation of nonprofit organizations.

Special Report: The Year 2000

December 1, 2000       Matthew Sinclair      

There’s an ancient curse that states, "May you live in interesting times." Literally from day 1 (or 01/01/00), this year has been a most interesting time. The stock of supplies in many organizations’ storerooms outlasted fears of the Y2K bug, which was more of an annoying gnat than a Lyme tick. The many upgrades of technology software and hardware that characterized much of 1999 likely will help the sector. And, organizations have many options from which to choose. At the annual conference of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), 32 dot-coms dominated the exhibit floor a year after there had been just one.

Organizations Push Past 40.5 Billion Dollars

November 1, 2000       Matthew Sinclair      

The times they are a changing, sang Bob Dylan. Though he certainly wasn’t singing about the NPT 100, an organization based in his home state of Minnesota is as much a part of the changing times as any of the new organizations listed in the sector’s oldest ranking of the nation’s largest nonprofits.