During Time of Critical Need, New CDW Team Helps Non-Profits Get the Most from Information Technology
April 21, 2009

VERNON HILLS, Ill., April 21, 2009 — CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, today announced the formation of a solutions team solely dedicated to solving critical information technology (IT) needs for non-profit charitable organizations and foundations. Supported by technology specialists in areas such as security, volume software licensing, telephony and power and cooling, CDW’s non-profit team leverages CDW partnerships to bring non-profit organizations business-class solutions for their unique challenges.

17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party Celebrating the Academy Awards Raises Nearly $4 Million
February 23, 2009

Sir Elton John and David Furnish hosted the 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Academy Awards(R) viewing party. The event was held on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the Pacific Design Center and was co-sponsored by Chopard, Jo and Raffy Manoukian and Vh1. EJAF's party to celebrate the Academy Awards(R) was one of the night's best attended parties and raised nearly $4 million.

Island Harvest Scores Top Marks From Nationally Respected Charity Rating Agency
February 18, 2009

Of all America’s charities rated by the nationally respected independent evaluator Charity Navigator, just seven percent receive a consecutive four-star evaluation. Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, joins that rank scoring four stars — Charity Navigator’s highest rating — for the fourth consecutive year. The coveted designation demonstrates that Island Harvest consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, outperforming most other charitable organizations across the country.

Raising Money for Nonprofits in Terrible Times
February 13, 2009

Julie Lucas, the head of fund-raising for Fordham Law School, is trying to raise $100 million at a time when few people are giving money and universities are still seen as having lots of it.

Fundraiser Confidential
August 1, 2006

In every successful nonprofit organization, there is a small percentage of donors that will support it no matter what. Usually, these donors (who are called many things, but mostly “major”) can account for approximately 75 percent to 85 percent of the charity’s total revenue.

Helping Donors to Look Ahead
October 1, 2005

Having worked with three nonprofits over the past 17 years has taught me the importance of identifying and nurturing one of the most significant resources of any organization — its older donors. Cultivating these donors enriches their lives and allows them to have a positive impact on their favorite charities beyond their cash-generating years.

Why Bill Gates Is Not a Prospect for Your Campaign
July 19, 2005

Why Bill Gates Is Not a Prospect for Your Campaign FS Advisor: July 19, 2005 By Robert Hoak Every year, development directors of nonprofits wait with bated breath for the arrival of the Forbes 400 List of the Richest People in America, the fundraiser’s guide to where the big money is. Right? You have a great project. Bill Gates gives away a lot of money. You should have Bill at the top of your prospect list. He would be a great prospect, right? Wrong! Unless your organization is immunizing against Hepatitis B in Andhra Pradesh or administering a library with a cutting-edge technology