Stories From 2001

Dec 14, 2001

U.S./world – Digital impact – Human-service survey

Most human-service nonprofits use technology and say it has changed, improved and had a major impact on their work, a new survey says.

Most want to make better use of technology but also say that keeping up with advances in technology is tough.

Dec 13, 2001

Fundraising surge – Extended campaign

By Todd Cohen

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Tacking three weeks onto its annual campaign paid off for the Triangle United Way, which exceeded its $26 million goal by more than $170,000 after raising only $16.5 million by Nov. 20.

The campaign, which ended Dec. 13, posted an all-time high after struggling in the face of the economic slump and aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Dec 13, 2001

Notices for 12-13-01

  • The Management Center/Opportunity NOCs is launching the new expanded "Opportunity Knocks" magazine to the public which will include news and editorial coverage on the nonprofit community with, of course, the traditional Opportunity NOCs (Nonprofit Organization Classifieds) section exclusively for employment opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

Dec 12, 2001

Blue Cross converting – Charity to be formed

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has decided to become a for-profit business, a move that would create one of the state’s biggest health-care foundations.

The foundation will get 100 percent of Blue Cross’ stock at the time of conversion, and the value of the stock will be decided by the market, says Bob Greczyn, the nonprofit insurer’s CEO.

“We don’t know how much money the foundation will have,” he says.

Dec 12, 2001

Notices for 12-12-01

  • CreateHope, of Bethesda, Maryland, has signed with Cisco Systems to a three-year contract. Through CreateHope’s proprietary software, Cisco employees worldwide can donate online to charities by check, credit card or payroll deduction. The CreateHope software automates matching, payroll deduction, volunteer tracking, and reporting functions, saving time and money for large corporations.

Dec 12, 2001

Philanthropy journal – Charity clout – Packard jolts HP deal

By Todd Cohen

Whether working behind the scenes or performing at center stage, charitable foundations play a big role in America.

That’s good. Philanthropy is an independent force that is vital to American democracy.

In exchange for that independence, our free yet regulated marketplace expects foundations to be responsible corporate citizens and stewards of tax-exempt wealth.

Dec 12, 2001

Pocketing charity – Plunge in fundraising

Dec 11, 2001

Tracking hunger – Demographics changing

Dec 11, 2001

Workplace giving – Technical support in works

By Todd Cohen

America’s Charities, a federation of 100 charities that raises $20 million a year in the workplace, is developing a Web-based system to let employers run their own campaigns and promote employee giving and volunteering.

The group, based in Chantilly, Va., also is talking with other federations and charities about creating a national workplace-giving resource center to provide services and technical support for employers and charities.

Dec 10, 2001

Notices for 12-10-01

  • The New York Society of Association Executives holds its monthly luncheon at the United Nations Building in New York City, New York on January 16, 2002. For more information, call 212-206-8230 or visit the website.
  • The National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise will hold its first conference January 18-19, 2002 at the Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.