2006 ECHO Campaigns

November 15, 2006       Paul Clolery      

Nine nonprofits, six of which were from outside the United States, were honored for direct response campaigns during this year’s Direct Marketing Association’s ECHO award competition.

Mindfulness Presence Spirituality In Fundraising

November 6, 2006       Marla Nobles      

What happens when you combine an Ivy League-bred discipline, the process of a musical genre, and traditional martial arts?     

Breaking News: Impact Of The Election On Nonprofits

November 6, 2006       Mark Hrywna      

Though Democrats will control the House and Senate for the next two years, nonprofit leaders and those who observe the sector suggest that both chambers will be more moderate than one might expect.     

Revenues of NPOs SOARING

November 1, 2006       Mark Hrywna      

It could be said that fundraising and spending in the nonprofit sector during 2005 was a disaster – as in hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the tsunami in Asia.

Special Report: What a Relief

November 1, 2006       Mark Hrywna      

Direct Relief International (DRI) since 1948 has been providing food, clothing, medicine and other necessities to people in need around the world. But it wasn’t until after the Asian tsunami in December 2004 that the California-based relief organization really took its public exposure to another level.

Gaming Wins New Advocates

November 1, 2006       Mark Hrywna      

Marc Sirkin went to the third annual Games for Change conference undecided about where to focus his energies. The vice president of eMarketing for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in White Plains, N.Y., was trying to decide what to accomplish with computer games: fundraising, marketing, brand awareness or mission.

Slow Going For Kroc Centers

November 1, 2006       Marla Nobles      

When the Salvation Army of San Francisco broke ground this past June on a complex that would include a Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, the project became the first to make it through a maze of guidelines and restrictions to access a share of the $1.6 billion bequest to the Salvation Army from the McDonald’s fast-food heiress.

At IRS-No Accounting For Charities

November 1, 2006       Marla Nobles      

How many tax-exempt organizations are there in the United States? Don’t ask the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) right now.

Disaster Relief Drives Spike In Unrestricted Public Support

October 23, 2006       Marla Nobles      

The United States Fund for UNICEF during 2005 raised approximately $54.7 million through Web giving. While the bulk of that was, as expected, tsunami-related, the unrestricted online giving to the Fund’s core programs shot up nearly 500 percent during the period.     

Jewish-Related Charities Mobilize Because Of War

October 15, 2006       Mark Hrywna      

As the war between Israel and Hezbollah was intensifying this past July, Jewish National Fund was working furiously to mobilize its email donors. Within a day of hostilities beginning, it had sent an email blast to the nearly 280,000 donors in the organization’s database. More messages rapidly followed. Within a week, on all fronts, the nonprofit was fully mobilized.

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