US online fundraising service Network for Good has acquired the ePhilanthropy Foundation, the education organisation set up by Ted Hart to help charities and nonprofits learn and use best practices for online fundraising and campaigning.
Bill Strathmann, chief executive officer of Network for Good, said: “ePhilanthropy Foundation‘s groundbreaking progress in developing Internet ethics and best practices will do much to help nonprofits get the resources they need. Not only do our organizations want to help a greater number of nonprofits to raise money online, now we collectively will have even more tools to teach them how to do it well.”
Network for Good provides online fundraising services and training to nonprofit organisations through fundraising tools, e-newsletter communications, free teleconferences presented by industry leaders and its Learning Center (www.fundraising123.org).
It plans to integrate the ePhilanthropy Foundation’s knowledge and research of how properly to cultivate and support donors, ensuring that people feel secure donating online. The integration should be complete by the end of the summer.
The Foundation’s Code of Ethics has proved popular, having been publicly endorsed by more than 100 organisations and individuals, including Charity Navigator and CFRE International.