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Articles Rattle Jerusalem Ys Vestige of Peace...

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. Now, even one of the region’s few vestiges of peace, the […]

Social Justice...

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. One project would transform www.civilrights.org into a […]

Special Report-Buy Build or Rent...

Information management has become increasingly important in running an effective nonprofit organization. At the IT Resource Center in Chicago, we have been part of a quiet revolution in how organizations think about this core corporate asset. Nonprofit constituencies have become a complex amalgam of clients, customers, funders, peer agencies and other individual and organizational stakeholders. […]

Biking For Family...

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. Lisa Anderson, FTF’s publicist for the National Bike […]

New Programs Spell Relief For Troubled Rescue Workers...

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. Even with all of that experience, he was still hit hard by a plane […]

California Nonprofits Quake in Growing Energy Crisis...

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. Combined with escalating occupancy costs and […]

Online Justice...

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. The justice portal is taking shape through expansion of probono.net, a two-year-old site backed by George Soros’ Open Society Institute that initially provided online resources for […]

Special Report: Innovative Fundraising Ideas Bring in Cash For Bold Organizations...

What sounds like a creative way for corporations to improve their image isn’t always the brainchild of a for-profit company. And when an innovative idea comes from the nonprofit sector, it can lead to relationships that help its mission, and even those of other organizations. Kathleen E. Nixon, director of marketing alliances with the Washington, […]

Nonprofits fill pockets … err … coffers...

Sex sells. It may also give. Actually, what may make donors give is tastefully expressed nudity, several organizations have found out. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) based in White Plains, N.Y., and the Leukaemia Research Fund (LRF) in London were the recipients of the proceeds from The Ladies of Rylstone 19-month calendar. The ladies, […]

Venture Dollars Coming With a Helping Hand...

The Austin, Texas-based nonprofit Knowbility holds Internet events to help people with disabilities explore careers in high-tech. But the organization’s leaders had a more national vision. The staff of Austin Social Venture Partners (SVP) volunteered to guide the group through a financial roll-out strategy. That plan linked the organization with other cities where similar SVP […]