National Charity Mailings Work Around Suppressed ZIPS

October 15, 2005       Paul Clolery      

Nonprofit mailers are still working through their plans for holiday mailing in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. For charities in the affected areas, fundraising has come to a halt.

Philanthropy And The Family

October 15, 2005       Kristin McCurry      

Boomers and Gen X are playing a larger role in the nonprofit community — driving massive amounts of giving through disaster related relief for hurricane and tsunami victims, raising awareness through advocacy efforts, such as the One Campaign, and unifying millions by wearing a simple yellow wristband.

Role Reversal

October 1, 2005       Alan Naditz      

Shortly after New Orleans began flooding following Hurricane Katrina’s daylong pounding of the city, Jim Vojcsik was ready to offer help. But there was a problem: Vojcsik, executive director of United Way of Martin County, Fla., couldn’t get through to his organization’s sister city.

Katrina Aftermath Leaves Conferences In Chaos

October 1, 2005       Craig Causer      

As Category 4 winds battered New Orleans approximately 300 people huddled in the confines of The New Orleans Marriott hotel just steps from the historic French Quarter. The accommodations were modest — cots set up on the facility’s ballroom floor became a safe haven from the danger of flying glass shards from broken windows.

Capital Campaigns

October 1, 2005       Craig Causer      

When the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation (TMC) set out to conduct its current comprehensive capital campaign it did so as a relative newbie. The first and only capital campaign in its history had previously gathered $20 million. Armed with that knowledge, the organization set an initial goal of $28.5 million and rapidly passed that figure in the silent phase of the campaign alone.

Federal Grants

October 1, 2005       Ted Needleman      

The work doesn’t stop once your federal grant app lication is accepted. With approximately 31 percent of nonprofits funded with some amount of federal money, and additional funds generated from similar grants from state and local governments, making sure that the nonprofit is fully compliant with regulatory accounting requirements is no easy task.

And The Pitch

September 15, 2005       Craig Causer      

It’s no secret that many nonprofits lack the media-pitching savvy necessary to optimize exposure of their campaigns. Journalists’ in-boxes are often littered with email announcements and invitations that immediately invoke use of the delete button.

Dont Mail The Dead

September 15, 2005       Don McNamara      

The donor puts the mail on the table, sorts it and finds a letter addressed to a loved one. The letter is a charitable solicitation, attractively presented and containing an appeal sure to arouse sympathy.

On The Internet

September 15, 2005       Alan Naditz      

Officials at Erickson Retirement Communities knew it was time to revamp their residential Web site. So they asked a dozen of their long term care facility residents to help them decide how it should be updated.

Special Report: Tsunami Put Donor Management Software To The Test

September 1, 2005       Ted Needleman      

It has been an interesting year in the donor management software market. For many of the vendors who sell donor management software, the big news this last year wasn’t a new technology. Rather, it was a tragedy — the tsunami that devastated large areas around the Indian Ocean and killed thousands of people.

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