The E-Philanthropy Revolution Is Here to Stay

By JAMES E. AUSTIN

With technology stocks plummeting and dot-com companies disappearing by the score, it would be easy to assume a similarly dim future for e-philanthropy, which describes the use of the Internet to raise money and recruit volunteers.

But make no mistake: The e-philanthropy revolution is here to stay, and it will transform charitable giving in as profound a way as technology is changing the commercial world. Charities that have dismissed