Special Report: Election Action Networks

March 1, 2002       Matthew Sinclair      

Think globally, act locally: it’s a virtual mantra among many environmental organizations. But it also has a firm hold in getting things done in cyberspace. Viral marketing and good old-fashioned communication have made electronic action networks one of the flashpoints of the Web for nonprofits of different stripes.

Special Report: Email Campaigns Finding Cyber Success

March 1, 2002       Jeff Jones      

In one of its first e-philanthropy ventures, Sojourners, a nonprofit Christian ministry that publishes Sojourners magazine, more than doubled its online giving in just three weeks.

Tracking Impact

February 1, 2002       Todd Cohen      

Helping.org, the AOL Time Warner Foundation Web site dedicated to giving, volunteering and nonprofit resources, posted steady traffic and growth in online giving during its two-year run, despite tough times for e-philanthropy, the foundation said.

Losing Faith

February 1, 2002       Doug Brown      

A year after President Bush took office with plans to expand use of religious charities for federally funded social services, his controversial faith-based initiative appears in disarray.

Some Charities Spurn Uncle Sam

February 1, 2002       Jeanie Stokes      

When the Corporation for National and Community Service sought grant proposals from major nonprofits to help smaller organizations qualify for federal assistance last year, United Jewish Communities (UJC) considered the offer.

Salary Survey: Salaries Mostly Staying Put

February 1, 2002       Matthew Sinclair      

It was the best of jobs. It was the worst of jobs. Major gifts officers are posting salary gains of 6.8 percent on average for 2002. But with the economic slowdown of 2001 moving into an economically and politically tumultuous era, some organizations have begun to consider whether they can afford to keep major gifts officers or are including those responsibilities with those of planned giving officers.

Special Report: Hiring Practices Somewhat Bumpy In Rough Economy

February 1, 2002       Clint Carpenter      

More than two million Americans lost their jobs during 2001, but nonprofits were for the most part able to keep an even workforce. And while many nonprofits made infrastructure changes in 2001 due to a staggering economy, the hiring of mid to senior level executives continued to flourish.

Web Tangling

January 1, 2002       Todd Cohen      

Boosting charitable giving, volunteering and advocacy, and helping charities do a better job, are the goals of a Web site launched by a nonprofit partnership spearheaded by three giant tech firms. The new site, at netnetworkforgood.org, builds on helping.org, launched two years ago by the AOL Time Warner Foundation to connect donors and volunteers with charities, and provide charities with online resources.

Revolving Door at Top Nonprofit DM Positions

January 1, 2002       Clint Carpenter      

Three of the most influential women in direct response marketing made career moves in the past few months, two testing the consulting field, and one making an internal move.

Neither Sleet Nor Snow Nor Nuclear Winter

January 1, 2002       Craig Causer      

With the current fear of anthrax-laced letters continuing to loom over both postal workers and mail recipients alike, one might ask, “How can this be happening within a system that is designed to survive a nuclear holocaust?” Yes, a nuclear holocaust.

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