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Losing Faith...

A year after President Bush took office with plans to expand use of religious charities for federally funded social services, his controversial faith-based initiative appears in disarray. With the shadow of terrorism and recession still darkening the American landscape, Bush must balance his need for national unity against growing religious tensions as he pushes legislation […]

Some Charities Spurn Uncle Sam...

When the Corporation for National and Community Service sought grant proposals from major nonprofits to help smaller organizations qualify for federal assistance last year, United Jewish Communities (UJC) considered the offer. To determine whether its smaller partners were interested, the New York-based organization took a survey. “We polled 30 of our agencies in the smallest […]

Salary Survey: Salaries Mostly Staying Put...

It was the best of jobs. It was the worst of jobs. Major gifts officers are posting salary gains of 6.8 percent on average for 2002. But with the economic slowdown of 2001 moving into an economically and politically tumultuous era, some organizations have begun to consider whether they can afford to keep major gifts […]

Special Report: Hiring Practices Somewhat Bumpy In Rough Economy...

More than two million Americans lost their jobs during 2001, but nonprofits were for the most part able to keep an even workforce. And while many nonprofits made infrastructure changes in 2001 due to a staggering economy, the hiring of mid to senior level executives continued to flourish. According to many executive recruiters, the job […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]