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Helping.org, the AOL Time Warner Foundation Web site dedicated to giving, volunteering and nonprofit resources, posted steady traffic and growth in online giving during its two-year run, despite tough times for e-philanthropy, the foundation said. The site, which in November 2001 was folded into a new site, networkforgood.com, also showed that e-philanthropy is here to […]

Special Report: Policy Primer...

It seemed like America had entered a kind of economic nirvana early in 2000. The economy was going through the roof. The NASDAQ passed the 5,000 mark and the Dow was at an all-time high. In cities fueled by the high-tech boom, real estate prices were getting out of control. Homes were being sold for […]

Special Report: Pooled Income Funds Can Help Keep Charities Afloat...

The goal of any planned giving program is to leverage every gift to its highest value while satisfying the wishes of the donor. Common trust arrangements usually serve this purpose quite well. But there are times — especially in a slumping economy — when a different plan is more suitable and beneficial for both parties. […]

Dot Bombs and World Events Push Increases at Peace Corps...

The news of technology-based companies weathering a rough economic storm seems to hit the papers every day. Personal computer-maker Gateway announced it was slashing nearly a quarter of its global workforce. Toshiba announced 17,000 layoffs globally. Lucent Technologies could go down as one of the most colossal corporate collapses in history. And, many dot-coms have […]

Immigration Groups Stretched...

No matter how welcoming the Statue of Liberty may seem, she doesn’t offer the one thing just about all immigrants require — legal advice. Instead, the nonprofit organizations that assist immigrants in all areas of adjusting to American life are often charged with the crucial task of providing much of that information. But in the […]

Neither Sleet Nor Snow Nor Nuclear Winter...

With the current fear of anthrax-laced letters continuing to loom over both postal workers and mail recipients alike, one might ask, “How can this be happening within a system that is designed to survive a nuclear holocaust?” Yes, a nuclear holocaust. But, no matter what, The Mail Will Go Through, or so believes oft-tongue-in-cheek folk […]

Revolving Door at Top Nonprofit DM Positions...

Three of the most influential women in direct response marketing made career moves in the past few months, two testing the consulting field, and one making an internal move. What trickle down effects might occur in an organization when one of the direct response-marketing gurus leaves the nest, especially one that has had a significant […]

Web Tangling...

Boosting charitable giving, volunteering and advocacy, and helping charities do a better job, are the goals of a Web site launched by a nonprofit partnership spearheaded by three giant tech firms. The new site, at netnetworkforgood.org, builds on helping.org, launched two years ago by the AOL Time Warner Foundation to connect donors and volunteers with […]

NPT Executive of the Year 2001...

It’s a common belief that the classified ads do not contain one’s calling in life. For Susan Sarfati, the daily newspaper listings may not have provided so much of an epiphany as a chance to work in the nation’s capital. Sometimes a call is presumed local and ends up being long distance. “It was the […]

Relief Groups Take Hit to Unrestricted Gifts After September 11...

Many relief organizations across the country are reporting moderate to hefty declines in unrestricted donations following the attacks of September 11. Meanwhile, donors are expanding generosity to facilitate aid in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Atlanta-based CARE USA (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) has seen unrestricted donations drop 30 percent compared to the same period last […]