Fundraiser Education

Direct Marketing Association Unveils First Ever 'DMA Certified Marketing Professional'
July 30, 2009

NEW YORK, July 29, 2009 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) today unveiled its "DMA Certified Marketing Professional" program, a first of its kind global standard for direct marketing education. While the program is open to all, individuals from DMA member companies will receive additional benefits throughout their course of study, beginning with special member pricing.

Jack Schibrowsky Named DMEF’s Outstanding Educator
July 14, 2009

Jul 13, 2009, DIRECT — John “Jack” Schibrowsky, professor of marketing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is the 2009 recipient of the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation’s (DMEF’s) Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award.

Understanding the Benefits of Planned Giving for Both the Nonprofit and Donor During the Financial Crisis
July 13, 2009

New York, July 13, 2009 —  With charitable giving down, more and more nonprofits are dipping into their endowments further reducing their resources -- making a bad situation worse. However, there is one type of giving that hasn't been tapped to its full potential and that's planned giving, which is just another way to raise money in addition to annual donations and grants. Yet, board members and fundraising staff shy away from planned giving programs perhaps because it sounds more complicated than other programs.

North Park University Leads the Nation With the Most Comprehensive Nonprofit Management Program
July 8, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, July 8, 2009 — North Park University is one of only two universities nationwide to offer a fully comprehensive nonprofit management program according to Nonprofit Quarterly, a magazine dedicated to strengthening the role of nonprofit organizations. In the 2009 Education Directory published in the spring issue, Nonprofit Quarterly surveyed schools nationwide to determine which eight essential programs are available at each institution. North Park University and Arizona State University were the only schools to meet all of the eight criteria.

BoardSource and Independent Sector Partner on 'Principles' Workbook to Advance Good Governance and Ethical Practice
July 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2009 — BoardSource, the nation's leading resource on nonprofit governance, has collaborated with Independent Sector to produce a new tool to help nonprofits, foundations, and corporate philanthropy programs examine and improve their governance practices. The Principles Workbook: Steering Your Board toward Good Governance and Ethical Practice is designed to help the nonprofit community meet its commitment to upholding the highest standards of accountability -- and do so in a cost-effective way.

A Problem Shared
July 1, 2009

June 25, 2009, The Financial Times — In the early days of the Global Philanthropy Forum, a strong belief guided Jane Wales, its president and chief executive, as she developed the conferences and workshops offered by the US-based organisation. “It’s like doing exercise,” she says. “You are much more likely to stay with something if you have a community of colleagues with which to pursue that work.”

Ventureneer Launches Online Education for Small Business/Nonprofit Leaders
July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009 — Ventureneer.com launches its second service offering: virtual classes and webinars for entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Ventureneer.com delivers a fresh approach to entrepreneurial learning, blending traditional formal instruction with informal learning derived from peers using Web 2.0 technology.

For Philanthropy Courses, Students Become the Givers
June 25, 2009

WALTHAM, June 25, 2009, The Boston Globe — College students, many of whom spend the little extra cash they have on pizza and laundry, don’t fit the typical profile of a wealthy benefactor. But in a growing national movement, students enrolled in newly created philanthropy courses are steering thousands of dollars to local charities.