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Ex New Era President Seeks Early Prison Release

June 1, 2005       Jeff Jones      

John G. Bennett, Jr., who spearheaded one of the largest charity frauds in history as president of the Foundation for New Era Philanthropy, recently filed a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence, according to court records.

Special Report: Exclusive NPT Study

June 1, 2005       Paul Clolery      

Nonprofits and watchdog groups spend tens of millions of dollars each year so that donors can have information at their fingertips when a direct mail appeal arrives and the decision is made whether or not to make a gift.

Outer Envelopes

May 15, 2005       Robert Ford      

One prevailing theory of the direct response envelope is that if you hand write it, or at least make it appear that you did, donor prospects will open it. And whether the envelope is hand-written, in color, with graphics or without, many theories of what works crowd the landscape.

Hearts And Eyeballs

May 15, 2005       Tim Mills Groninger      

Humans can’t help it. They have to include a little bit of themselves into every exchange. Staff meetings have little asides about weekend adventures. Client meetings might start with questions about each person’s family.

Unique Adventures Energize Nonprofit Auction Lots

May 15, 2005       Craig Causer      

Six Flags Great Adventure decided that it wanted to shake up its event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). With the April opening of Kingda Ka, the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, the Jackson, N.J., amusement park auctioned off the opportunity to experience the inaugural ride, which includes being launched from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds and climbing 456 feet from the ground.

Internet Advocacy

May 1, 2005       Todd Cohen      

Reshaping democracy by investing in the development of open-source software that individuals and groups can use to promote citizen action is the focus of a new foundation that aims to raise $5 million this year.

Each 501c3 Is Now

May 1, 2005       Todd Cohen      

A milestone was hit without fanfare during this past summer. And, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can’t even tell when, exactly, the event took place.

Non Cash Gifts Targeted

May 1, 2005       Paul Clolery      

Representatives of nonprofits that rely on non-cash gifts met informally in Washington. D.C., to build a coalition to fight the Senate Finance Committee’s assault on the deductions individuals and businesses receive for such gifts to charity.

Fullers Continue Fight For Habitat

May 1, 2005       Robert Ford      

A struggle for the hearts, minds and millions of donor dollars has thrust the Americus, Ga.-based Habitat for Humanity International (HFH) onto the public stage.

General Ramblings: Personalization Problems

April 15, 2005       Paul Clolery      

Six nonprofit umbrella organizations with members that fundraise via the mail have banded together in an attempt to blunt new United States Postal Service (USPS) rules that could force charities to mail at the more expensive first class rate as of June 1.