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Public TV Merger in NY Struggling From Attack and With Conversions...

The recent merger between public broadcasting stations WNET/Ch.13 and WLIW/Ch.21 in New York was pushed not by a lack of fundraising acumen but because of a technology crunch being felt across the nation. Stations must comply with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change to digital broadcasting by May, 2003. “The costs are extraordinary,” said […]

Corporate Giving Picks Up Despite Weak Economy and Attacks...

Corporate giving — expected to be flat this year — swung dramatically higher in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, as the donors themselves struggled against a deepening economic slump. “Without hesitation, companies came forward looking for ways to respond,” said Fran Eaton, managing director of corporate services for the Council on Foundations […]

Clinton Presidential Library Spurs Little Rocks Growth...

Little Rock, Arkansas is no Dallas or Atlanta or Chicago, but you’d never know that by the fundraising campaigns descending on the city of less than 300,000 citizens. Although it’s more a national, even international campaign, fundraising for the Clinton Presidential Library, which will be built in Little Rock, is affecting Arkansas’ capital city in […]

Online Giving Surges From Attack Relief Efforts...

Online philanthropy soared to more than $103 million in the first two weeks after the World Trade Center and Pentagon catastrophes. With approximately one out of every $2 going to the American Red Cross (ARC), the organization couldn’t electronically keep up at the Greater New York chapter. In fact, it needed an additional 35 temporary […]

Deadly Mail Makes Life Harder For Nonprofits...

Nonprofits can expect higher costs, more delays and greater challenges in reaching donors after bio-terrorists infected the nation’s postal service with anthrax, industry experts said. For some organizations, the early consequences of the latest terrorist attacks are already happening. Letters containing threats and a powdery substance arrived at 90 offices of Planned Parenthood and 80 […]

Alumni Giving...

Only 8 percent of its 65,000 living alumni contribute to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The school generates between $7 million and $8 million annually from alumni, parents and other “friends,” and has raised more than $37 million in the quiet phase 9 of a planned $100 million capital campaign. Now, school officials […]

Ronald McDonald House Cashes in on e-Payments...

The annual Rock 103 Wake Up Crew’s Ronald McDonald House Radiothon has been a staple fundraiser for years for the Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit. Despite a collection rate traditionally entrenched in the 80 percentile, Ronald McDonald House, Memphis (RMHM) improved the number of pledges cashed in by utilizing an ePayment system. The system allows the organization […]

Special Report: Tech or Treat...

Over the last 50 years many of the grand Halloween traditions have been taken to the grave. Rarely does one go outhouse tipping in response to failing to receive a treat. Children today sport lifelike latex headpieces and appendages rather than the stifling plastic mask and smock combo of 1970s yore. And who can forget […]

Special Report: Fast FWD...

When President George W. Bush proposed a restriction on federal funding for family planning last February, little did he know that his loudest rebuttal would come from none other than himself. Through the power of the Internet, and some fortuitous events, evolved a viral campaign designed to raise dollars in the president’s name to support […]

Peer To Peer...

David Rynick is booting up the Massachusetts nonprofit he heads. A year ago, although he believed technology was “changing the way we need to think about what we do and how we do it,” Rynick also recognized that his organization had not thought systematically about building technology into its ongoing planning and operations. So, last […]