Social Justice

June 1, 2001       Todd Cohen      

Civil rights groups are stepping up efforts to harness technology in the cause of social justice. A new Web site has been launched to help fight bias, while a series of initiatives are underway to help rights organizations become more savvy about using technology and influencing tech policy.

Articles Rattle Jerusalem Ys Vestige of Peace

June 1, 2001       Matthew Sinclair      

The ongoing hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians have commanded attention in newspapers and on the nightly news across the globe. Eruptions of violence and deaths, even shootings during funerals, have caused sadness and anger, with virtually every action and response taking on political overtones.

Nonprofits Gearing Up For Welfare Reform Time Limits

June 1, 2001       Nicholas Deane      

The final clock is ticking.

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.

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.

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.

Online Justice

May 1, 2001       Todd Cohen      

Poor people and their legal advocates can find help at an emerging Web portal that aims to pool and share content provided by legal groups throughout the United States.

California Nonprofits Quake in Growing Energy Crisis

May 1, 2001       Gina Bernacchi      

An invisible earthquake is shaking the nonprofit sector in California. That’s how Jan Masaoka, executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a consulting and training firm for nonprofit organizations, described the effect of the latest blow to nonprofits in the Bay Area: a growing energy crisis in an uncertain economy.

New Programs Spell Relief For Troubled Rescue Workers

May 1, 2001       Gina Bernacchi      

In more than six years as director of marketing and communications for the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross, Matt Bertram has seen more than 100 disasters up close, including the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine High School shootings.

Biking For Family

May 1, 2001       Matthew Sinclair      

Combining healthy living with “family values,” Focus on the Family (FTF) has fired the starting gun on its new fundraiser. The Colorado Springs, Colo., organization most recognized for radio programs, magazines and founder Dr. James Dobson has created a bicycle ride that will hit all 50 states.

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