By Todd Cohen
* Blackbaud in Charleston, S.C. has launched a prospect-research service designed to help nonprofits identify prospects with the assets to make major gifts. Building on ProspectPoint, a two-year-old “custom-modeling” service designed to help nonprofits identify prospects likely to give, the new WealthPoint service cross-references data about donors against data from nine sources on wealthy individuals that includes biographical information, employment data, income and assets, real estate and financial holdings, charitable gifts and philanthropic interests and associations.
* The Rohm and Haas Co., a Philadelphia-based specialty chemical company, has launched an effort to help nonprofits in four cities integrate new technology into their operations. Roughly 150 nonprofits will attend tech seminars offered by NPower in Philadelphia and Houston, the IT Resource Center in Chicago and Summit Collaborative in Boston. Rohm and Haas will donate $25,000 in new laptops to the nonprofits.
* LuckyGolfer.com in Stamford, Conn., is marketing as a nonprofit fundraising tool an online golf game that lets players age 18 and older compete for prizes and cash.