Covenant House

The DMFA 2012 Package of the Year Awards Winners
August 6, 2012

Every year, the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association holds its Package of the Year Awards to honor some of the best direct-mail and e-mail fundraising campaigns. This year's winners were announced in June, with Covenant House taking home the highest honor as the overall winner of Package of the Year.

15 Nonprofits to Receive Pro Bono Advice from Morgan Stanley
April 2, 2012

Morgan Stanley announced that 15 nonprofit organizations will participate in the fourth annual Strategy Challenge, a skills-based volunteering program providing nonprofits with pro bono strategic consulting.

Each nonprofit will work with a team of Morgan Stanley employees for eight weeks.  The teams will advise the nonprofits on issues relating to their business models and growth strategies, in order to help the nonprofits fulfill their missions in more effective and efficient ways. The employees will use their professional skills and expertise to develop recommendations for the nonprofits.

Rasmuson Foundation announces $8.4 million in awards
December 7, 2011

The Rasmuson Foundation awarded $8,356,282 in Tier II grants and investments for nonprofit projects in Alaskan communities that stretch from Ketchikan to Togiak. The dollar amount of awards made is the highest since July 2008 and reflects a moderate rebound in the assets available for new projects.

These grant awards were made from Rasmuson Foundation's Tier 2 program, which supports large capital (building) projects, projects of demonstrable strategic importance or innovative nature, or the expansion or start-up of innovative programs that address issues of broad community or statewide significance.

Nonprofits split $1.5 million in Alaska PFD checkoff program
October 12, 2011

Monday, Alaska's nonprofit organizations had reason to rejoice as the Department of Revenue released preliminary numbers showing they will receive a record amount of money through the Pick. Click. Give. program.

The program allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their dividend to a local nonprofit group when they sign up online for the annual payment to citizens of a portion of income from the state's Permanent Fund.

This year, just fewer than 19,000 people gave $1.5 million.


The 10 Commandments for Optimizing Fundraising Success, Part 2
September 28, 2011

Veteran fundraising consultant Tom Gaffny provided 10 timeless keys to fundraising success that he's crafted over the past two decades during his session, "The 10 Commandments: 10 Ageless, Irrefutable, Non-Negotiable Keys to Optimizing Your Fundraising Success," at the DMA Nonprofit Federation's 2011 New York Nonprofit Conference held last month.

Alaska Program Prompts Residents to Pledge Dividend Payments to Charity
April 6, 2011

Alaska residents pledged more than $1.5-million this year to nonprofits as part of a program that encourages residents to give a portion of state dividend payments they receive to charity.

The effort is tied to Alaska’s permanent fund dividend program, which gives Alaskans one quarter of the royalties collected through oil and natural-gas drilling projects. Each Alaska resident gets an equal payment, which typically ranges from $300 to just under $2,000 annually.