Instant Philanthropy

May 1, 2002       Todd Cohen      

Two big financial-services firms have begun marketing a new product that lets wealthy clients set up and run their own foundations. Created by Foundation Source, a philanthropic-services firm in Norwalk, Conn., the product is being offered to clients both by Chicago-based Bank One and by professional advisers served by TD Waterhouse Institutional Services, a division of online Wall Street brokerage TD Waterhouse Group that provides back-office services for independent financial advisers.

Executive Session May 02

May 1, 2002       Paul Clolery      

It’s big dollars for a charity if the correct lists are used to prospect for new donors and by renting donor files. Strategy and innovative thinking are key to maximizing the effort.

Do Not Call Registry Could Hurt Charities

May 1, 2002       Jeff Jones      

Some 80 percent of the $23 million revenue generated by the March of Dimes Mothers March® program in 2001 came from past donors or volunteers, who are usually reached through commercial telemarketing firms.

Community Service Projects to Remember Victims of 9-11

May 1, 2002       Matthew Sinclair      

The collective psyche of the United States was altered on September 11, 2001. By the same date this year there will also be thousands of physical changes in memory of those lost that fateful day.

Building Relationships

April 1, 2002       Todd Cohen      

Chicago-based National Easter Seal Society, one of the biggest charities serving people with disabilities in the United States, is looking to the Web to build relationships with new donors and increase contributions.

Beating Unemployment Taxes

April 1, 2002       Jeff Jones      

The national unemployment rate climbed to 5.8 percent in December, but Northeast Counseling Services (NCS) anticipates saving $32,085 in state unemployment insurance (SUI) costs for 2002.

Terrorist Attacks, War Effort Spur CFC Giving

April 1, 2002       Matthew Sinclair      

Before September 11, fundraisers were hoping their fall campaigns would be able to help them stave off the repercussions of the faltering U.S. economy. In the wake of the tragedies that day, many organizations hoped they wouldn’t be forgotten as the American public dug deep to donate in unprecedented amounts.

Special Report: A Civil Society

April 1, 2002       Jon Van Til      

The NonProfit Times, a bit uncertainly and without the gloss and color that now grace its pages, made its first appearance early in 1987. Within months of the debut, the nonprofit world had been fundamentally transformed. And barely two years later, communism would fall in Eastern Europe and a whole set of global political and economic realities would be fundamentally reshaped.

Special Report: Welfare Reform

April 1, 2002       Thomas McLaughlin      

Welfare reform is now almost six years old, and for many it barely shows up on the radar screen. Even some Washington insiders in the social service field regard it as a blip in history. And, service providers in the field seem to have largely accommodated its effects.

Special Report: Info Tech

April 1, 2002       Tim Mills Groninger      

As a culture we are addicted to the new. The promise of change brings the promise of improvement. Indeed, science fiction was invented to provide change beyond the limits of the present.

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