Stories From 2005

Dec 27, 2005

Civic participation critical

Sterling FreemanBy Sterling E.

Dec 27, 2005

Nonprofits face shortfalls

This year brought an outpouring of support for disaster-relief efforts, but many non-relief charities are feeling the pinch and may be forced to cut services, a new
study says.

The new report, released by the Colorado Nonprofit Association, includes results of a survey of 500 donors, nonprofits and nonprofit consultants from throughout the U.S.

More than seven in 10 respondents believe donations to disaster-relief organizations have hampered giving to other nonprofits, and six in 10 nonprofit

Dec 27, 2005

Sowing seeds, Part 1

Todd Cohen


Dec 23, 2005

Ethics, Part 5

Todd Cohen

In a report to the Senate Finance Committee in June, the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector made 124 recommendations that its executive director says are designed to work together to address a broad range of interconnected problems that cannot be fixed piecemeal.

To curb abuses in the use of donor-advised funds, for example, the panel has called for barring the use of those funds to benefit donors or their family members, and for a minimum payout rate of 5 percent on aggregate fund assets.

And to keep donors from

Dec 23, 2005

Civil rights leader dies

Civil rights leader dies

An African-American physician who helped bring peaceful integration to Pitt County Memorial Hospital and East Carolina University has died, the Daily Reflector of Greenville reported Dec. 9.

Kinston native Dr. Andrew A. Best, 89, worked alongside a white physician,

Dec 23, 2005

Five North Carolinians lauded

Five North Carolinians were recognized by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for efforts to better their communities.

The Winston-Salem-based foundation presented the 20th annual Nancy Susan Reynolds awards at a luncheon in Greensboro Nov.

Dec 22, 2005

Leadership Triangle honors leaders

Leadership Triangle presented its annual Goodmon awards to two individuals and two groups at a ceremony in Durham on Dec.

Dec 21, 2005

Foundations should donate more

By Todd Cohen

Charitable regulation perpetuates wealth for foundations, which are using their power to fight calls for regulatory changes requiring they donate more.

They must fear that parting with more than the share of assets the law requires they give each year would erode their market power.

Foundations and their wealthy creators want it all.

Dec 21, 2005

Using life insurance strategies in gift planning: Lessons learned

Wachovia Trust

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By Liza Hentz

We’ve all heard the old saying “if a deal sounds too good to be true it probably is”. Well, that expression probably holds true in the gift-planning scenario involving life

Dec 21, 2005

Building a sustainable future

By Ret Boney

Twelve years ago, Ed Wilson rode his motorcycle an hour each way, every day, from London to Oxford to volunteer for the Earthwatch