Monday, October 1, 2012

The October 1 Issue Of The NonProfit Times

This has been a pretty busy Monday for The NonProfit Times. Not only have we released our Platform for the Nonprofit Sector video, but our October 1 issue has also been unveiled. Below is a brief look at the content you can expect to find in this month's edition:

Special Report

  • Exclusive NPT Research: Donors who send in a check after receiving a direct mail appeal are less likely to go online to checkout the charity than they were four years ago, according to exclusive research done by NPT in conjunction with Opinion Research Corporation.
  • Watchdog Barks Louder On Cost Allocation IssuesA move by one of the nonprofit sector’s watchdog organizations is being described as going back to the “dark ages” when it comes to nonprofit accounting.
  • Nonprofit Gamer Finds Healing In ChangeGames can do a lot. For Jane McGonigal, a game saved her life. After a concussion that didn't heal property in 2009, McGonigal said that for months she felt like dying, fearing that she’d never get better, that the pain would never end.
  • Health Charities Try To Keep The Competition Friendly: This article details how the chase for charitable donations pits health charities against each other. Organizations studied include Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Wrong Number: Nick Starvaz, president of Synergy Direct Marketing Solutions in Akron, Ohio, lays out the case for tele-fundraising, defending the practice from a recently published article by Bloomberg Markets.

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