News & Articles

A Dedicated Web URL

December 15, 2004       Craig Causer      

A stamp is significantly more expensive than an email. And, depending on a donor’s Web access, an email response can put revenue in the coffers a lot faster and establish the Web as an additional way to talk to donors.

Making Assessments

December 1, 2004       Todd Cohen      

A new online tool aims to help nonprofit professionals assess and improve their leadership skills. Developed by Centerpoint for Leaders and focusing on the skills of individuals working for nonprofits, the new tool builds on other online resources the Washington, D.C., nonprofit has developed to improve organizational effectiveness and performance.

Agencies Face New Funding Challenges

December 1, 2004       Tom Pope      

When refugee agencies help the newcomers, the U.S. Department of State funds an initial amount. Yet that income is, “very little,” according to Loc Nguyen, the director of the Immigration & Refugee Department for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

NPT Executives of the Year

December 1, 2004       Robert Ford      

What was supposed to be a simple dinner turned out to be a movement.

Refugee Resettlement Is Getting Harder

December 1, 2004       Tom Pope      

They are just 28 of the more than 1.4 million people estimated by the United Nations to have been driven from their homes because of civil war in the Republic of the Sudan. It’s a war that has claimed between 50,000 and 70,000 lives.

Special Report: Just Try Mailing A Letter-Go Ahead

December 1, 2004       Jeff Jones      

The traditional backbones of nonprofit fundraising have been direct mail and telemarketing. Both areas made headlines this year as several postal issues were debated, and the federal Do Not Call Registry’s (DNCR) legitimacy was upheld.

Special Report: The Year In Review

December 1, 2004       Jeff Jones      

“Have you heard of the terrible family They And the dreadful venomous things They say? Why, half the gossip under the sun, If you trace it back, you will find begun In that wretched House of They” Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “They Say” as quoted in The Pocket Book of Quotations.

Deductions Lost

November 15, 2004       Robert Ford      

Nonprofits that rely on donations of cars and intellectual property expect to suffer severe financial setbacks because of new regulations included in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2005.

ECHO Honors Nonprofit Winners That Touched Hearts

November 15, 2004       Linda Presto      

Nonprofits are approaching donors with appeals in every shape and style, from the classic direct mail appeal, to telefundraising and catalogs.

New Homeowners Respond To Mail

November 15, 2004       Tom Pope      

Will the person who buys a new home in your community have the disposable cash to become a donor? Testing the idea that new homeowners are responsive, the Salvation Army’s Metropolitan Division received a solid 1.5 percent response to an acquisition mailing this past July.