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Web Sites grab More Than Cookies From Kids...

When PBS Kids conducts an online contest, and it is a rare occasion, the organization obtains a verifiable permission slip, nonelectronic, from the parent. "PBS Kids seeks to provide the tools that caregivers and kids can use to make empowered decisions in regard to their privacy on our Web site. We have a page called […]

Study Shows Big Hike in Planned Giving...

Personal visits and aggressive distribution of publications have helped charities see an increase in charitable bequests and charitable remainder trusts. And, according to Planned Giving in the United States 2000, a survey of 170,000 households in the United States, 45 percent of donors first hear about charitable bequests from a charity. The study was funded […]

Mismanaged Financials...

Two of the nation’s largest nonprofits are in the throes of significant management changes brought about by financial mismanagement. The problems came to light within the span of just a few weeks at Food for the Poor and Larry Jones International Ministries/Feed the Children. Both organizations were were among the NPT 100 charities listed in […]

James M. McClelland...

"It’s the economy, stupid" was the mantra of the early 1990s, as the economy labored through a recession. A bad economy means fewer jobs, particularly for those on the low end of the skills set. The economy turned upward by mid-decade, but it also ushered in the era of welfare reform, which many viewed simply […]

Special Report: Registration Fees and Taxes Kept Legal Eagles Very Busy...

When Americans are in the midst of trying to decide who should lead them from the White House for the next four years, those currently in power don’t always focus a lot of attention on the legislation and regulation of nonprofit organizations. Still, 2000 saw its share of activity. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of some […]

Special Report: The Year 2000...

There’s an ancient curse that states, "May you live in interesting times." Literally from day 1 (or 01/01/00), this year has been a most interesting time. The stock of supplies in many organizations’ storerooms outlasted fears of the Y2K bug, which was more of an annoying gnat than a Lyme tick. The many upgrades of […]

Organizations Push Past 40.5 Billion Dollars...

The times they are a changing, sang Bob Dylan. Though he certainly wasn’t singing about the NPT 100, an organization based in his home state of Minnesota is as much a part of the changing times as any of the new organizations listed in the sector’s oldest ranking of the nation’s largest nonprofits. St. Paul, […]

Donor Relationships...

Michael Gilbert’s passion is helping nonprofits do a better job. To do that, he studies nonprofits as organisms and then looks for ways to use technology to build on their natural strengths and way of doing business. That’s not surprising. The Swedish-born Gilbert, who grew up in Austria, Berlin and Los Angeles, was trained as […]

ePhilanthropy Shakeout Expected...

After accelerating for more than a year, digital philanthropy is braking for some bumps and shifting gears. Software-makers and Web services targeting charity have flooded the market, testing investors’ limits and making it tough for nonprofits to sort through competing vendors and products. "There will be a shakeout in this industry and there will be […]