News & Articles

Social Services Market Evolves

February 1, 2005       Todd Cohen      

Just five years ago, states were flush with tax revenues in a booming economy. States sought to farm out social services under a federal policy designed to move people from welfare to work. State and local governments were fueling competition between nonprofit agencies and for-profit providers for services ranging from day care to job training.

Blogs, Emails, Webs Follow Tsunami Efforts

February 1, 2005       Jeff Jones      

It’s a connected world with 24-hour news cycles and people craving instant access to world events. Several nonprofits providing tsunami relief in South Asia are leveraging technology know-how and Web sites to share stories from the frontline.

Nonprofit Mail Numbers Decline

January 15, 2005       Clint Carpenter      

Confusing U.S. Postal Service (USPS) regulations and the emerging popularity of email are two of the reasons experts gave for a drop in the amount of snail mail that charities sent out during the Oct. 1, 2003 to Sept. 30, 2004 fiscal year. However, the USPS contends that its regulations are “no more complex than in previous years” and that the decline “was rather trivial.”

Donors Respond To Tsunami Disaster

January 15, 2005       Jeff Jones      

U.S. nonprofits providing relief in South Asia received hundreds of millions of dollars in donations just more than a week after the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami killed more than 150,000 people and left an estimated 5 million survivors in need of food, water and shelter.

Thanks and Giving: St Judes Brands A Holiday

January 15, 2005       Craig Causer      

In the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, nobody gets more media play than the old man in the red suit. This past holiday season, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital gave Santa a good run with its inaugural A Day of Thanks & Giving campaign.

Absentee Rates Soared In 2004

January 1, 2005       Robert Ford      

Workplace absenteeism hit a five-year high in 2004 and experts said it was due in large measure to policies reducing the amount of sick time workers receive each year.

Study Finds Reporting Problems In Fundraising

January 1, 2005       NPT Staff      

Public and donor pressure to keep administrative and fundraising expenses low might be leading nonprofit organizations to underreport such costs, according to a new study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.

Privacy Grows Into A Hot Nonprofit Topic

January 1, 2005       Robert Ford      

For Gods Love We Deliver (GLWD) in New York City, donor and prospective donor privacy is something that is taken very seriously.

Fuller Forced Out At Habitat For Humanity

January 1, 2005       Jeff Jones      

Last fall, Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International, said he had no plans to resign as leader of the international movement he started.

Special Report: Accounting Software Round Up

January 1, 2005       Ted Needleman      

When it comes to accounting software, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers. How many digits can the account number contain? How many reports does the software produce? How many users can the application support?