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Privacy Grows Into A Hot Nonprofit Topic...

For Gods Love We Deliver (GLWD) in New York City, donor and prospective donor privacy is something that is taken very seriously. It’s an issue that impacts nonprofits in both direct mail and online. “When we acquire a new donor, we give them the opportunity to chose not to receive any more solicitations from us,” […]

Special Report: The Year In Review...

“Have you heard of the terrible family They And the dreadful venomous things They say? Why, half the gossip under the sun, If you trace it back, you will find begun In that wretched House of They” Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “They Say” as quoted in The Pocket Book of Quotations. What the “House of They” […]

Making Assessments...

A new online tool aims to help nonprofit professionals assess and improve their leadership skills. Developed by Centerpoint for Leaders and focusing on the skills of individuals working for nonprofits, the new tool builds on other online resources the Washington, D.C., nonprofit has developed to improve organizational effectiveness and performance. “If we can enhance the […]

IRS Seeks Ideas For New Form 990...

Corporate scandals and demands for better accountability in the for-profit world are influencing change in the nonprofit sector, albeit in an unintended way. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is making that case in a recent announcement that the need for greater corporate financial disclosure translates to the nonprofit sector. The IRS is reviewing ways to […]

Executive Session May 02...

It’s big dollars for a charity if the correct lists are used to prospect for new donors and by renting donor files. Strategy and innovative thinking are key to maximizing the effort. List industry experts and a nonprofit mailer were brought together at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to talk about squeezing the […]

Special Report: Some Benefits Rub Employees the Right Way...

Trying to raise money or run a program can be stressful. But, the folks at Alaska Assets, Inc. in Anchorage have a solution. Massage therapy. "An employee, about once a month," explained Executive Director Diana Strzok, "can sign up for up to 30 minutes for a chair massage (kneeling into a special chair) that is […]