News & Articles

Boy Scouts Perseverance Put To Test

December 1, 2005       Marla Nobles      

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) were anything but “ready and prepared” for what the summer of 2005 wrought. Seven separate incidents of injury and death, ranging from electrocution to being crushed by a fallen oak tree, searing heat that disabled more than 300 people, and an emergency landing, dealt the BSA one blow after another.

The Latino Market

November 15, 2005       Tom Pope      

Latino donors are valuable lifetime donors, yet fundraisers might miss the mark by just looking at the demographics or using irrelevant methods to make the relationship work.

What Reporters Want To Know

November 15, 2005       Bill Sizemore      

Nonprofits account for a fast-growing slice of American life, but to a large extent they operate under the radar of the news media, unless there is a major tragedy such as Hurricane Katrina or a sexy scandal.

ECHOs To Nonprofits Have International Flavor

November 15, 2005       Linda Presto      

Nonprofits and their agencies won 11 of the prized Direct Marketing Association ECHO awards, presented last month at the organization’s annual international conference in Atlanta.

Despite Years Of Discussion Theres Still A Digital Divide

November 1, 2005       Todd Cohen      

Ten years ago, when he took a job in the Los Angeles office of Amnesty International, Joe Baker learned quickly about the big gap in technology resources between the corporate and nonprofit worlds.

Philanthropy And The Family

October 15, 2005       Kristin McCurry      

Boomers and Gen X are playing a larger role in the nonprofit community — driving massive amounts of giving through disaster related relief for hurricane and tsunami victims, raising awareness through advocacy efforts, such as the One Campaign, and unifying millions by wearing a simple yellow wristband.

National Charity Mailings Work Around Suppressed ZIPS

October 15, 2005       Paul Clolery      

Nonprofit mailers are still working through their plans for holiday mailing in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. For charities in the affected areas, fundraising has come to a halt.

Fundraising In All Shapes And Sizes

October 15, 2005       Marla Nobles      

Coming up with ways to raise money while being held at knife-point is probably not the best time for such brainstorms. But, that’s how one board member of a charity raised $250 for her group.

Federal Grants

October 1, 2005       Ted Needleman      

The work doesn’t stop once your federal grant app lication is accepted. With approximately 31 percent of nonprofits funded with some amount of federal money, and additional funds generated from similar grants from state and local governments, making sure that the nonprofit is fully compliant with regulatory accounting requirements is no easy task.

Capital Campaigns

October 1, 2005       Craig Causer      

When the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation (TMC) set out to conduct its current comprehensive capital campaign it did so as a relative newbie. The first and only capital campaign in its history had previously gathered $20 million. Armed with that knowledge, the organization set an initial goal of $28.5 million and rapidly passed that figure in the silent phase of the campaign alone.