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Special Report: ResourceLink Quickly Moves Food to the Hungry...

Like most organizations, America’s Second Harvest in Chicago is always considering ways in which technology can help. The nonprofit relies heavily on the donations of food and grocery products. Their challenge is moving food from the donors, through their organization, to local affiliates. Most of this process was done through faxes, telephone calls, and emails. […]

Special Report: Promise Stations...

As the seventh largest city in the nation, San Diego is known for its bustling waterfront, historic Gaslamp Quarter and famous zoo. These big city attractions belie the fact that it is a small business town – a town whose potential has been targeted by the local affiliate of America’s Promise (AP). According to San […]

Foundations Struggle With Market Strategies...

Whichever direction the market goes, many institutions are reevaluating investment strategies. In New York City, the Commonwealth Fund’s endowment grew from $528 million to $557 million between fiscal year 1999 and 2000 with a return of around 11.9 percent. Part of the strength of the return may come from changes put into play by the […]

IRS Seeks Nonprofit Help...

Attached to a post outside a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Camden, N.J., this past winter was an ad for a recognizable financial services company offering tax preparation for the people in that particular low-income area – for a charge likely around $300. Inside that building, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was training […]

Pledge Processing Slowly Going Electronic...

Out of the ashes of the United Way Information Network (UWIN), which failed to deliver an automated pledge-processing program, different approaches have arisen. Appropriately enough, Phoenix has become the hotbed for electronic fund processing and workplace giving online. The Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) developed the software that spawned United-eWay.org – a new […]

United Way Reinforces Brand with Performance PSAs...

The United Way of America is reshaping its brand — adding speed and punch — via a new public service campaign, which depicts athletes as a metaphor for the re-evolving 1,400-chapter organization. The Performance campaign stresses that the Alexandria, Va.-based UWA is a determined, action-oriented community leader and the foremost community solutions provider in the […]

Community Service Conference Transitions From Star Studded...

Last year, the national conference on volunteering and community service felt a bit like high school. This year it felt more like the days before graduation. People (both male and female) wearing tattoos and sandals seemed to outnumber suits and businesswear two-to-one. And like schools in which a day or two of classes continue after […]

Nonprofits Face Regulation...

A big scandal always grabs attention. But when nonprofits fall under the gun of the state charity official, attorney general or other regulators, they can be slapped with any number of infractions. While state charity officials claim that a national compilation of fines and enforcement is not kept, a spot check by The NonProfit Times […]

Groups Bringing Space Down to Earth for Students...

“In space there is no 9-1-1,” was the theme of one track of a design competition for grade-school students interested in space. But to former-United States senator and astronaut John Glenn, the nation’s children are in need of life support when it comes to math and science education. Glenn co-chaired the recent fifth annual Space […]

Down and Out...

The e-philanthropy roller coaster is picking up speed. GreaterGood.com, the Seattle-based online mall that lets shoppers donate part of purchases to charity, has shut down and is looking for a buyer. Also seeking a buyer is CharitEx, a New York-based maker of software to help charities manage cash and donor relationships. And, eContributor.com, a Virginia-based […]