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.

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.

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