Philadelphia, PA, November 18, 2009 — The National Constitution Center Board of Trustees announced today that it has appointed David Eisner, former Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, to serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center. Eisner succeeds Linda E. Johnson, a member of the Center’s Board of Trustees, who has served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer since the Board began its national search in January 2009.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research, recently launched a mobile-marketing campaign that uses wireless technology to enhance communication with and generate involvement from its advocates across the country. Called DiabeTXT, the program sends information to JDRF constituents via text messages, alerting them about important legislation news, diabetes research news and upcoming events.
We recently caught up with Michael Kondratick, director of grassroots advocacy for JDRF, to talk with him a bit about how the program is working and what he sees for its future.
PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2009 — The American Association for Cancer Research welcomes Michael J. Burton as the chief development officer and executive director of the AACR Foundation. Burton will head the AACR’s fundraising program and lead the effort to raise philanthropic revenues critical to the organization’s mission.
Arlington, VA, June 9, 2009 — KnaEco International, Inc. is offering a virtual customized consultancy to nonprofits nationwide that are being impacted by the economic downturn. Services range from grant writing, community-based research, collaborations, nonprofit business development, marketing, and advocacy services on Capitol Hill as well as with funding agencies.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 8, 2009 — Imagine asking a company for a one thousand dollar charitable donation and instead receiving $50,000! Not many local charities have an anecdote like that one to tell ... but it happened recently to The Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA when the organization approached Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons.
Like many for-profit companies, charities are seeking help from the government, and they are upset that policy makers do not understand how much the recession has hurt them.