Special Report: Safely Storing Your Accumulated Data

July 1, 2001       Clint Carpenter      

Mention the prospect of a disaster wiping out an organization’s financial, donor and member data and people think of earthquakes, floods and tornadoes. But, sometimes humans pose the greatest danger.

Introspection Brings Sparks at United Way

July 1, 2001       Matthew Sinclair      

At United Way of America’s (UWA) Community Leaders Conferences, conference-goers are more likely to network outside hotel elevators and in gift shops than in the hotel bar. Yet the latest CLC in St. Louis carried with it a strange hangover feeling compared to past years.

Linking Unrelated Events Boosts Volunteer Activities

July 1, 2001       Tom Pope      

Volunteer groups fill the landscape more than the average person is aware. The New York City committee fostering the International Year of the Volunteer (IYV) linked with several groups to boost special events this spring, especially for the month-long dedication of April as the month of the volunteer.

High Profile Coaches Fund More Than Sports

July 1, 2001       Clint Carpenter      

People in Lubbock, Texas began clamoring the instant they realized Bobby Knight was going to be Texas Tech University’s new men’s basketball coach – flooding the season ticket office with requests.

Playing Percentages

July 1, 2001       Craig Causer      

College commencement is a turning point in which the newly crowned graduate is welcomed into the “real world” with often eye-popping student loan bills, job market concerns and the ever-pressing question, “How can I move out of my parent’s basement?”

Technology Evolves

July 1, 2001       Todd Cohen      

San Jose-based HandsNet has roughly halved its staff to seven and closed its training center in Washington, D.C., as part of a shift in strategy.

Special Report-Rating the Web

June 1, 2001       Todd Baker      

Everyone has a favorite Web site, and it’s for reasons as diverse as the people going online. For some, graphics are paramount. These individuals return day after day to see what dazzling new pictures, informative charts, and colorful, moving symbols await them. For others it’s content, flow of information, color palette, or simply the “feel” of the site itself.

Turbocharged

June 1, 2001       Todd Cohen      

A small but growing corps of nonprofits are igniting a new wave of Web-based initiatives that are changing the way they do business. Beyond simply using Web sites as electronic brochures, for example, or converting paper records to software databases, these pioneering nonprofits are using technology to rethink and retool their operations and services, build resources and better connect and involve donors, partners, volunteers, clients and staff and board members.

Giving Hit 203 Billion Dollars in Year 2000

June 1, 2001       Matthew Sinclair      

Following a year of transitions, the nation’s charities found the donating public staying true to form, giving at record-breaking levels. Yet, like the nation’s economy, the growth of giving has slowed significantly.

Nonprofits Gearing Up For Welfare Reform Time Limits

June 1, 2001       Nicholas Deane      

The final clock is ticking.

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