News & Articles

Passing the Plate

March 15, 2001       Todd Cohen      

Financial research on Christian groups is the focus of a new nonprofit Web site designed to serve donors. Created by a former portfolio manager for Templeton Investment Counsel, MinistryWatch has built a database of more than 400 U.S.-based Christian charities that raise roughly $6 billion a year.

Trying to Define Charity

March 1, 2001       Matthew Sinclair      

The idea of bringing nonprofits into the 21st century has become more than just a common name for conference sessions. Largely spurred by the viewpoint that government can’t do everything, several countries are examining how they can help their nonprofit sectors do more.

Bush Plan

March 1, 2001       Malcolm Kline      

Faith-based nonprofits across the country may soon find themselves with a conflicting choice – take federal money and risk restrictions, or turn the money down and see the organization across the street take the cash.

WBAI is Latest Pacifica Storm

March 1, 2001       Tom Pope      

Recent firings and the questionable barring of some people at WBAI radio in New York City leave the staff once more at odds with the Pacifica Foundation which owns the station.

Special Report: Some Benefits Rub Employees the Right Way

February 1, 2001       Clint Carpenter      

Trying to raise money or run a program can be stressful. But, the folks at Alaska Assets, Inc. in Anchorage have a solution. Massage therapy.

Special Report-Nonprofit Paychecks Continue to Climb

February 1, 2001       Paul Clolery      

If you’re a planned giving officer anywhere in the United States, but particularly for a foundation, your 2001 paycheck is going to be significantly heavier. The average pay for the top planned giving officer at a foundation is $89,362. And, planned giving professionals at associations will receive the greatest pay hike, 26 percent to an average $57,382.

Save Dollars on Your Brokers Commissions

February 1, 2001       Tom Pope      

As chief financial officers struggle with a nonprofit’s finances they would probably like getting back some of the money they spend just to coordinate the funds.

Leaders Need Guts, Cooperation

February 1, 2001       Paul Clolery      

As Fred Grandy left his job as president and chief executive officer of Goodwill Industries International he seemed a bit frustrated. While progress certainly was made at the Bethesda, Md.-based organization during his five years, much larger, sector-wide issues weighed on his mind.

NPO Leadership a Revolving Door

February 1, 2001       Matthew Sinclair      

When Peter Goldberg became part of a group called "the Leadership 18" in January 1994, he found himself among an elite group of the heads of some of the country’s leading health and human services organizations.

Special Report-Planned Giving 2

January 1, 2001       Bridget Rosenberg      

Endowments mean endurance for the long-distance runners of the nonprofit world, a planned giving expert explained. "Slow and steady wins the race," said Philip M. Purcell, director of the Planned Giving Resource Center for the Central Indiana Community Foundation in Indianapolis. "In the nonprofit world, it’s a marathon."