Stories From 2007

Dec 31, 2007

Covenant with Children forms fund


By Todd Cohen


Dec 31, 2007

Fundraisers’ outlook on giving mixed


Overall, fundraisers in the

Dec 28, 2007

Charlotte schools’ effort lands Gates grant



Dec 28, 2007

Philanthropy must help close workforce gap

Second of two parts

By Anita Brown-Graham

A plan to transform higher education to close North Carolina’s growing workforce-skills gap is the result of the kind of partnership among business, philanthropy and high education that will be critical to ensure our state’s economic well-being.

Two of the recommendations of that plan, put forth by the Business Committee on Higher Education of the Institute for Emerging Issues, impact current students in

Dec 28, 2007

Nonprofit news roundup – Week of 12.31.07

* Some rivals of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, citing the secrecy involving donors who have given over $500 million to the foundation of her husband Bill Clinton to help him build a presidential library, say donors could use presidential foundations to bypass campaign finance laws designed to curb political influence, The New York Times
reported Dec.

Dec 27, 2007

Wealthiest donors profiled


Outlining segments like “bequeathers” and “dynasts,” a new report seeks to understand more about the giving practices, behaviors and motivations of the wealthiest 3.1 percent of the nation’s households.

Conducted by Bank of America and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the study identifies and describes 12 types of wealthy donors, defined as those with net worth of $1

Dec 27, 2007

Shuttle helps flowers bloom again


By Elizabeth Floyd

RALEIGH, N.C. -- After only two years in operation, the Flower Shuttle at the Raleigh Moravian Church is already on its 20,000th delivery of recycled blossoms to people in need.

TV star Oprah Winfrey is known for passing on other people’s big ideas, from her book club endorsements to the life stories of others she shares on her talk

Dec 26, 2007

Foundation funding for capital scarce


Finding foundation grants for capital needs like buildings and renovations is hard work in California, where grantmakers strongly prefer to fund program activities, a new study says.

Only one in five of Southern California’s 3,064 foundations will consider such capital needs, says the report by the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

“What this study tells us is that nonprofits with a

Dec 26, 2007

Pope Foundation gives $1.2 million


RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Raleigh-based funder has spread its wealth among a variety of humanitarian, religious and cultural causes during December.

Triangle-based beneficiaries of The John William Pope Foundation’s year-end giving, which was divided among humanitarian, religious and cultural groups, include the Raleigh’s Boys and Girls Club, Full Gospel Tabernacle, N.C. Opera Company and Safe Haven for

Dec 24, 2007

Habitat, Goodwill team up to boost underemployed


By Todd Cohen