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10.5.15 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Longleaf Collective, a new young professionals giving circle operated out of the Triangle Community Foundation, has recently launched its inaugural grant application which will focus on addressing the connection between mental health and poverty in the Triangle.

The Martin Luther King Center of Lenoir is the recipient of a Google Grant10.5.15 MLK Center Lenoir designed to help increase interest in computer science and aptitude in the field among African Americans and rural constituencies in Caldwell County. The Center will receive $18,500 plus equipment to develop a computer science lab that helps train K-12 students.

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina announced a $30,800 grant from the Walmart Foundation to fund retail infrastructure that will ultimately help secure and distribute more nutritious food for families in need.

The trustees of The Stewards Fund issued a $92,625 challenge grant to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service Board of Directors. This grant is designed to help raise funds from new donors, increased gifts from existing donors, and funds from lapsed donors.

News about people, groups

The Hispanic League of Winston-Salem held its annual FIESTA festival. All funds raised from FIESTA will benefit cultural, health, education, and college scholarship programs for the Hispanic/Latino community year-round.

The Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge named Cara Smelter to their Board of Directors.

The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition held North Carolina’s 4th HIV AIDS Advocacy Conference Saturday, October 3rd at Winston-Salem State University. The conference covered topics from how to effectively interact with policymakers to understanding how the HIV and heroin overdose epidemics are intertwined.

WomenNC has selected five 10.5.15 WomenNCstudents for the Commission on the Status of Women Fellowship, a leadership development opportunity offered to university students in the Triangle area since 2010. The applicants based on their academic achievement, evident leadership experience, and passion for advancing women’s rights.

Fletcher Foundation announced today that Lindsay Wagner will be joining its staff as Education Specialist.

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce announces the 2015/16 participants of Leadership Raleigh, its leadership development program.Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program that emphasizes community orientation, community engagement, and leadership skill development.

The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its fourth annual ReStore ReUse Contest. The contest showcased innovative projects constructed predominantly of used building materials.

Sunday, October 4, the Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation hosted their annual Festifall Arts Festival. This year’s event featured over 100 artisans representing work in painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media artworks.

The Charlotte Sugan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held Saturday, October 3 for its 19th consecutive year to benefit survivors and fighters of breast cancer.
The Golden LEAF Foundation has announced that it has funded 9,600 Golden LEAF scholarships this academic year to help students attend North Carolina community colleges.
10.5.15 Genesis HomeJohn A. Bowman, Attorney, and Luke A. Powery, Dean of Duke University Chapel, will serve as co-chairs for Genesis Home‘s and Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network‘s Under One roof capital campaign to raise $600,000 by May 2016.

The NC Center for Nonprofits hosted “Full Tilt Nonprofits,” its 2015 Statewide Conference for North Carolina’s Nonprofit Sector. Andy Goodman, an expert on storytelling and author of Storytelling as Best Practice, was the keynote speaker for the conference.

The International Coaching Federation Raleigh Area Chapter hosted the First Annual “Fearlessly Leading from the Inside Out” Conference which focused on the importance and purpose of coaching.
The Durham Rescue Mission partnered with area Chick-fil-A restaurants on September 30 for a food drive initiative to help benefit the homeless and hungry.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Leadership Semi-Annual Food Drive will partner with grocery stores, churches, synagogues, and local businesses October 9-11 to collect non-perishable food items for the Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Pantry.

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health will hold its annual Fundraising Gala at the UNC George Watts Hill Alumni Center on Thursday, November 12, 2015. The gala will feature musical entertainment, a reception, dinner, and Mr. Pete Earley, author and mental health advocate, as guest speaker.

Prevention Partners will hold its second annual Healthy Together NC Summit on Tuesday, October 6, in Research Triangle Park. The Summit will bring together business, government, health, and community leaders interested in improving health across the state as well as strengthening businesses and North Carolina’s economy. There will be two leadership panels featuring change makers from across the state.

The Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney will be held at Midtown Park in North Hills on Oct. 10. The proceeds from the event will go directly to Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.

10.5.15 Alberto IbarguenThe Duke Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society will host a talk on October 14 by Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, on “Building Adaptive Philanthropy.”

Benevolence Farm will host the 3rd Annual Second Chance Dine and Dance on Thursday, October 15.  The event will feature moving testimonials from women who have served time in prison and will  support Benevolence Farm’s mission to provide opportunities for women leaving prison.

The NC Community Foundation and Raleigh Nonprofit Communicators will host a luncheon on October 21 with guest speaker Kathi Bentley, Senior Marketing & PR Strategist for Protochips and former board member of directors for the SPCA of Wake County.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals NC Triad Chapter will host a presentation by Dave Tinker and Lisa M. Chmiola titled “Social Media and Ethics in Fundraising” on October 14.


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