Environmental Sustainability

ProFile: Ben Vitale
February 1, 2010

Nonprofits increasingly are modeling their practices after for-profits. This helps fundraisers professionalize their organizations and hold themselves fiscally accountable. One fundraiser who's seen this evolution take place and even helped it along is Ben Vitale, who was recently named president of The Climate Trust, a Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit promoting climate change solutions. Vitale has 

Tips for 'Greening' Your Nonprofit Practices
August 25, 2009

In the session "Green Your Fundraising to Meet Donor Expectations" presented at the DMA Nonprofit Federation's 2009 New York Nonprofit Conference, Meta Brophy, director of publishing operations at Consumers Union, and Anne Zaleski, production manager at the National Wildlife Federation, shared tips on how nonprofits can reduce and improve the environmental impacts of their direct-marketing programs.

Groundbreaking Funding Model Puts Solar Energy Within Reach for Nonprofits
February 16, 2009

Using a unique financing model, the National Development Council (NDC) is providing groundbreaking support for an innovative solar installation project at the Gasser Foundation's headquarters in Napa Valley, California. The development of the newest tax-credit structure is an initiative that NDC plans to expand to fund solar projects at nonprofit organizations across the country.