ePhilanthropyFoundation founded

The ePhilanthropyFoundation.org is a charitable foundation that has been established in the USA “to advocate and educate non-profit organisations and their contributors for secure and ethical online philanthropy.” The partner organisations behind the initiative are planning “a full service informative website to guide you in your efforts to build an internet fund raising resource for your nonprofit.” The impressive board of trustees suggests this could prove a significant initiative. It includes individuals from fundraising consultancies, Internet fundraising agencies, and fundraising software companies such as Hewitt and Johnston New Media, eTapestry, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Blackbaud, AOL Foundation, Donordigital, and the Alford Group. Unfortunately the site’s homespun design and appearance does not inspire confidence. Similarly, the organisation’s claim that US non-profits are plunging “headlong into a completely new medium” does rather ignore the Internet fundraising work of some of its trustees and non-profits over the past six years or so. Nevertheless, the Foundation’s first initiative is welcome in that it offers a Code of Ethical Online Philanthropic Practices. The 18-point code is far from comprehensive, but it is a useful checklist for charities using the Internet to raise funds. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 December 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Visit ePhilanthropyFoundation.org.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ePhilanthropyFoundation founded read more