On Tuesday, the board of Glass Youth and Family Services in Los Angeles voted to file for bankruptcy protection, unable to overcome falling state reimbursements, rising costs and dwindling donations.
The Five Warning Signs of Direct-mail Fundraising Trouble Dec. 6, 2005 By Mark A. Jacobson Veterans of direct-mail fundraising campaigns know the challenges they face in keeping program ROIs on target: renewing donors acquired by premiums, trying to persuade telephone donors to renew by mail or e-mail, and battling increased lapsing rates among even the best donor segments. These issues and others like them decide direct-mail results in the here and now. But wouldn't it be great to deal with the challenges that lie at the base of these bigger issues before the Sword of Damocles appears over our heads? In direct-mail fundraising, it's