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Click here to read an article about CEO Allan Pressel's speaking engagement at the Nonprofit Resource Seminar 10/8/08.



Press Release

Media Contacts: Allan Pressel

Dan Hendry
ePhilanthropy Foundation

Program Identifies Online Philanthropy Experts

Redondo Beach, CA (April 19, 2005) – Allan Pressel, CEO/Founder, CharityFinders, has been named one of 42 fundraising professionals from around the world to be designated as an ePhilanthropy Master Trainer (ePMT) by the ePhilanthropy Foundation. The ePhilanthropy Foundation (, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the global leader in providing training for nonprofit organizations in the ethical and efficient use the Internet for philanthropic purposes through education and advocacy.

Master Trainers are chosen for their expertise in online philanthropy strategy and techniques and for their ability to effectively train others. To receive the designation, applicants must have at least three years experience in the use of the Internet for fundraising and five years in philanthropy. Applicants must also submit documentation showing they are able to educate others, this information is then reviewed by the ePhilanthropy Master Trainer Review Board, Chaired by Kristina Carlson, President of, which makes decisions regarding ePMT designation.

“The Internet is playing a greater role in every aspect of our lives, including philanthropy,” said Ted Hart, ePMT, president and CEO of ePhilanthropy Foundation. “More and more nonprofit organizations are looking for practical information and training that’s based on true experience. As an ePhilanthropy Master Trainer, we have identified Allan Pressel as an expert who has met our criteria and is willing to share their wealth of knowledge with others.”

Allan Pressel is founder and CEO of CharityFinders (, which helps nonprofits use the Internet to further their mission. CharityFinders’ main product is NonprofitSite123 – a tool that enables any nonprofit to build their own world-class website in just hours – at a low cost, with no training required. CharityFinders also offers Internet strategy consulting services and custom web development to nonprofits.

The ePhilanthropy Foundation publishes a directory of skilled trainers and lecturers who hold the ePMT designation for the nonprofit community on its web site. The list provides conference and seminar planners and nonprofit organizations a way to identify those who are most skilled in ePhilanthropy strategy and techniques.

The ePhilanthropy Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization devoted to fostering the secure, private, and ethical use of the Internet for philanthropic purposes. The major focus of the ePhilanthropy Foundation is nonprofit organizations and the publics they serve, to help foster an online environment in which donors can feel secure about their online transactions with non-profit organizations.

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