Stories From 2015

Dec 21, 2015

Make the Most of #GivingTuesday All Year Long

#GivingTuesday can serve as much more than a day to simply collect donations. For organizations participating in #GivingTuesday, its impact and potential benefits stretch far beyond just one day.

Dec 21, 2015

Building Trust With Donors Through Transparency

The holidays are the most important time of the year for giving, but also one of the most challenging. When nonprofits pursue year-end contributions to meet their fundraising goals, they’re grappling with the pressing concern, held by many in the general public, that the donations may not be put to good use. Liz Deering of 121Giving explains how to create a transparent, visible, and future for philanthropy.

Dec 21, 2015

12.21.15 International News

Democracy Reporting International celebrates 10 years, Target partners with UNICEF to sell Kid Power Bands, the Intact Foundation donates $100,000 to UNICEF Canada, and more.

Dec 21, 2015

In Doing Good, Use Your Head and Your Heart

The key to donating with kindness and intelligence is to identify the causes that you want to support, watch for transparency and entrepreneurship, and to find organizations that have demonstrated results. When you pay attention to these factors, your charitable gift not only comes from the heart, but from the head.

Dec 21, 2015

12.21.15 US Nonprofit News

MassMutual employees donate more than $1 million to nonprofits, WE Festival to take place April 13-14, Kauzbots gives consumers a new way to teach children about charity, The Ford Motor Company Fund and the League of American Orchestras partner, and more.

Dec 21, 2015

12.21.15 NC Nonprofit News

Eastwood Homes raised $58,000 for Levine Children's Hospital at their annual Charity Golf Outing, Freedom House will expand its residential treatment program into Reidsville, Burning Coal Theatre Company’s new Director of Education will be teaching a class in Public Speaking for Professionals, and more.

Dec 14, 2015

12.14.15 US Nonprofit News

Silicon Valley Community Foundation awards more than $2m, the Confetti Foundation receives $30,000 through the Mazda Drive for Good program, the Evanston Community Foundation seeks proposals for capacity-building and program grants from nonprofit organizations serving the Evanston community, and more.

Dec 14, 2015

12.14.15 NC Nonprofit News

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina to hold annual fundraising gala, Community of Nonprofit Scholars to host Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford, MetLife Foundation and Marbles Kids Museum announce new partnership, and more.

Dec 7, 2015

The Magnitude of Founders

Much is being written about founders and long-term executive directors as the nonprofit sector is responding to the wave of retirements that has begun in recent years. It is time to add to the conversation by highlighting the accomplishments, passion, and incredible hard work and dedication these leaders have invested in improving the lives of those they serve.

Dec 7, 2015

Partnering with Communal Knowledge to a Create Safe Space

To see the positive outcomes of diversity and adapt to an increasingly-globalized society, Roanoke-based Local Colors works with local police and cultural groups to create a safe space and welcoming environment for all.