Friday, June 10, 2011

The NonProfit Times at Fundraising Day New York

Today is Fundraising Day New York, and The NonProfit Times is attending!  If you are at the event, come visit us at booth 413 to sign up for a free subscription.  You can also enter to win a free iPod Nano.  We'd love to see you there, so stop by!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Site Change

You may have noticed that the homepage for The NonProfit Times has changed.  That's because we just completed a re-design of the site.  Although going to the old address will re-direct you for now, we recommend that you update your bookmarks.  The new web site is located at http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/.  Enjoy the new site!  We will have more on it later.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Disaster Cooperation Keys National Volunteering Conference

Paul Clolery, editor-in-chief of The NonProfit Times, went down to New Orleans to cover this year's National Conference on Volunteering and Service, which is hosted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  We just posted an article he sent in about the event.  Here's an excerpt from it:

Republican pundit Mary Matalin yesterday referred to her husband, Democratic pundit James Carville, as “my service project.” For his part, Carville said New Orleans without music “might as well be Atlanta,” not that there's anything wrong with Atlanta.


The duo moved their family from the Washington, D.C., area to Carville's native New Orleans three years ago. They talked about that decision and the rebuilding of the hurricane ravaged city during the opening general session of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS). She is originally from Calumet City , Ill., but came to love New Orleans.


More than 4,000 people involved in various aspects on public service and volunteerism are attending the conference, which runs through Wednesday. They took on 25 service projects around the city prior to the conference officially opening on Monday. The event is convened by the Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).


If the unlikely pair of Matalin and Carville can make a marriage work, then cooperation of federal, state and local governments and the nonprofit sector should be a breeze. But, it isn't. There are turf wars, varying skills levels and often a lack of management during a disaster recovery operation.

You can read the whole article by visiting our website.

Monday, June 6, 2011

NY Public Radio to Buy NJ Radio Stations

Note: This is a summary of a story from another website.  Please follow the links in the post if you want to read the full article.

New York Public Radio has announced plans to purchase four radio stations from NJN, the public TV and radio broadcaster in New Jersey, according to a press release on WNYC.org.  In the announcement, NJ governor Chris Christie said that the acquistions will allow New York Public Radio to create a new public radio station that will focus on news in New Jersey. 

Additionally, New Jersey will turn over the operations and programming of the NJN TV network to WNET/Channel Thirteen, which will be renamed NJTV.  Governor Christie said the goal with this move is to end the state's role in public broadcasting.  The acquisitions are subject to review by the New Jersey Legislature and approval by the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority and the FCC.

You can read the full story at WNYC's website.