The comedian Steve Martin used to do an amusing routine in the 1970s that ran something like this:

You can be a millionaire ... and never pay taxes! Yes, you can be a millionaire ... and never pay taxes! You say: "Steve ... how can I be a millionaire ... and never pay taxes?"

For the first time ever, Internet users around the world are invited to participate in Joel Comm’s Live Twitter Power Tweet-a-Thon 2009 on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 12 noon ­ to 12 midnight (EST). Donations through the Tweet-a-Thon will be raised for WaterIsLife.com, a project of Hearts and Hands International, a non-profit organization that provides clean water solutions to those in developing nations. The Tweet-a-Thon will be broadcast from the official site.

Part of the The AFP Fund Development Series, “The Fundraising Feasibility Study: It’s Not About the Money” provides an insider look at what many nonprofit development staff often feel is an important but elusive part of campaign planning: the feasibility study. Edited by Martin L. Novom, it contains insights from some of the most well-known names in philanthropy, who define the concept of a feasibility study, outline the multifaceted reasons behind doing one and detail the intricacies of the entire process. Among the contributors are Betty Ann Copley Harris, Linda Lysakowski, Tony Myers and Simone Joyaux. Chapters include “Stepping Up to the Challenge

Today’s companies understand the value of being involved in communities. On the other hand, at the end of the day they’re in the business of making money, whatever their business is. A corporate cause partnership is a relationship that’s mutually beneficial, helping a for-profit better achieve its bottom line and a nonprofit its mission. That said, following tried-and-true guidance for building partnerships from the get-go is crucial. Jocelyne Daw is vice president of the Imagine Canada Caring Company program and author of “Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion and Profits.” She advises a nonprofit that is new to corporate partnering to

It's Not Always About Ask Jan. 17, 2006 By Abny Santicola, associate editor, FundRaising Success In addition to its usefulness in soliciting donations, the telephone is an effective tool for donor stewardship. In her book "Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment, Second Edition," (Wiley, 2005) author, consultant and speaker Kay Sprinkel Grace recommends that nonprofit organizations engage in "thank-a-thons." Similar to a phone-a-thon, a thank-a-thon requires volunteers, phones, donor lists with accurate phone numbers, up-to-date information on donor information such as previous gifts and volunteer involvement with the organization, and a volunteer leader. The right time for a thank-a-thon is

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