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High Profile Coaches Fund More Than Sports...

People in Lubbock, Texas began clamoring the instant they realized Bobby Knight was going to be Texas Tech University’s new men’s basketball coach – flooding the season ticket office with requests. In fact, he university’s season ticket packages doubled within 12 hours of the announcement of “The General’s” arrival. At the University of Louisville in […]

Playing Percentages...

College commencement is a turning point in which the newly crowned graduate is welcomed into the “real world” with often eye-popping student loan bills, job market concerns and the ever-pressing question, “How can I move out of my parent’s basement?” Detachment from old State U. continues as families and 9 to 5ers replace fraternities and […]

Technology Evolves...

San Jose-based HandsNet has roughly halved its staff to seven and closed its training center in Washington, D.C., as part of a shift in strategy. The nonprofit will continue to operate an information and networking service for nonprofits at webclipper.org, which includes moderated discussions for nonprofits and foundations. Now, HandsNet also will work as a […]

Special Report-Rating the Web...

Everyone has a favorite Web site, and it’s for reasons as diverse as the people going online. For some, graphics are paramount. These individuals return day after day to see what dazzling new pictures, informative charts, and colorful, moving symbols await them. For others it’s content, flow of information, color palette, or simply the “feel” […]

Turbocharged...

A small but growing corps of nonprofits are igniting a new wave of Web-based initiatives that are changing the way they do business. Beyond simply using Web sites as electronic brochures, for example, or converting paper records to software databases, these pioneering nonprofits are using technology to rethink and retool their operations and services, build […]

Giving Hit 203 Billion Dollars in Year 2000...

Following a year of transitions, the nation’s charities found the donating public staying true to form, giving at record-breaking levels. Yet, like the nation’s economy, the growth of giving has slowed significantly. Giving to nonprofits cracked through the $200 billion threshold, moving up $12.66 billion to an estimated at $203.45 billion for Year 2000, according […]

Nonprofits Gearing Up For Welfare Reform Time Limits...

The final clock is ticking. Depending on the state, just 13 months remain on the five-year welfare time clock that started ticking when the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was signed and the last states had their turn over plans approved. U.S. welfare rolls have shrunk shrinking dramatically since the signing. Nationwide, welfare […]

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. […]