News & Articles

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.

Salvation Army Goes Retail Retro

April 15, 2005       Robert Ford      

As any Simpsons fan knows, Homer’s favorite food is the doughnut. The Northwest Division of the Salvation Army in Seattle, Wash. hopes that consumers in 19 states will feel the same as Homer and will support the return of the Salvation Army’s Famous Doughnuts.

Getting In Front Of Donors With Different Looks But Same Message

April 15, 2005       Clint Carpenter      

You’re wandering around a large retailer, like Target or Wal-Mart and you nearly knock over a huge stack of bulk bathroom tissue. You know that you’re interested in the product, you need it, but you don’t pick it up that second.

Board Members Doing More Giving And Getting Now

April 1, 2005       Todd Cohen      

As it expands its board from 15 members to 25, including some of its clients, the Springfield Citadel of the Salvation Army in Springfield, Mass., plans for the first time to set a specific amount of money, probably $500, that it expects each member to give or raise.

Panel On The Nonprofit Sector Issues Report

April 1, 2005       Jeff Jones      

Nonprofit leaders recommended sweeping charitable reform in a new report, even as others in the sector questioned the handling of its release and scope.

Special Report: Online Giving Is More Than The Donate Now Button

April 1, 2005       Robert Ford      

Communication with donors equals dollars. That’s a direct response truism. So why do nonprofits slap a “donate now” button on their Web sites and expect the money to roll in?