News & Articles

Special Report: Microsites Maximizing

April 1, 2005       Craig Causer      

Nothing is more relaxing than stepping back from the rat race to spend a quiet weekend at a serene bed and breakfast or an historic inn. For more than one rural property in Massachusetts, the homespun charm is woven online via microsites thanks to a nonprofit organization — The Trustees of Reservations (TOR) in Sharon, Mass.

Lists That Generate Cash

March 15, 2005       Jeff Jones      

Tammy Wagner of the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) learned about list rental and exchange through the school of hard knocks.

NIA Launched To Promote Nonprofit Patent Free Zone

March 1, 2005       Craig Causer      

A group of technology vendors and service providers that serve nonprofit organizations banded together to promote improved access to new innovations and technologies. The launch of the Nonprofit Innovation Alliance (NIA) marks the beginning of a battle regarding royalties paid for business method patents, patents which have become increasingly controversial in the for-profit world.

Promise Keepers Looks To Rebound

March 1, 2005       Tom Pope      

The parable says not to put all your eggs in one basket. New Chief Financial Officer Jackie Loh of the religious organization Promise Keepers in Denver aims to avoid that problem from the group’s past.

Special Report: Give And Go

March 1, 2005       Matthew Sinclair      

Call it supporting a good cause, hedging one’s bets or cramming for the final exam, Americans tend to prefer donating to faith-based health care or long term care.

Discussing Accountability

March 1, 2005       Jeff Jones      

When two U.S. Senators encouraged Washington, D.C.-based Independent Sector to convene a national panel last September, officials and nonprofit leaders started laying the foundation for a far-reaching review of the sector.

Nomadic Lists

February 15, 2005       Clint Carpenter      

Some shakers in the nonprofit list industry have also been movers of late.

Whistling Dixie

February 15, 2005       Craig Causer      

Flocking to the local multiplex on the weekend continues as one of the staples of youth. According to a 2003 Motion Picture Association report, patrons ages 12 through 24 account for 30 percent of total yearly admissions to movies, as measured by ticket purchases.

Fundraising: The Next Generation

February 15, 2005       Craig Causer      

Society is obsessed with future leaders and professionals. The questions are perpetual: Where will we find the leading 2008 candidate for president? Is LeBron James the next Michael Jordan? Who will be the next American Idol?

Funding Opportunity In Senate Finance Committees White Paper

February 1, 2005       Jeff Jones      

Nonprofit leaders, some of whom are involved with Independent Sector’s nonprofit sector panel, could benefit from funding opportunities discussed in the Senate Finance Committee’s white paper.