Stories From Jul 2017

Jul 31, 2017

How much is enough? The Self-Sufficiency Standard calculates the true cost of meeting basic needs

Many families earning more than the Federal Poverty Level don’t earn enough to make ends meet on a daily basis. The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a tool that can be used to educate communities about this reality and help put working families on the road to financial stability.

Jul 31, 2017

New Insights From The Atlantic Philanthropies Show Foundations and Nonprofits How to Adapt in a Changing Political Climate

The Atlas Learning Project, led by the Center for Evaluation Innovation in partnership with other advocacy and policy experts, is a resource for lessons from advocacy and policy change efforts that The Atlantic Philanthropies and other funders have supported in the U.S., with the goal of helping to push philanthropy and advocacy in bolder and more effective directions.

Jul 31, 2017

7.31.17 International Nonprofit News

The Air Canada Foundation sixth annual golf tournament netted over $1,100,000, Graduate Women International attended the 10th Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, International House’s Citizen Diplomacy Program has openings for home hosts in August and October, and more.

Jul 31, 2017

10 Ways to Make Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser a Success

Because P2P fundraising has the potential to reach a bevy of new supporters while raising a lot of money, many organizations are wondering how they can easily host their own successful campaign. BidPal's Joshua Meyer offers 10 tips for success.

Jul 31, 2017

7.31.17 US Nonprofit News

SunTrust Foundation provides $150,000 grant to National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, The Carter Center names eight U.S. recipients of the 2017-2018 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, Catalysts of the Climate Economy National Innovation Summit to take place September 6th-9th, and more.

Jul 31, 2017

7.31.17 NC Nonprofit News

The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County invest $274,480 in grants, Say Yes Guilford partners with Greensboro Police Department for Operation Pass and with the Carl Chavis YMCA for its Back to School Bash on August 19th, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design will host Craft After Dark on August 10th, and more.

Jul 31, 2017

July – NC Grant News Roundup

Chowan Community Funds Foundation gave $16,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, The Asheville Merchants Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarded $405,000 in grants to nine Buncombe County nonprofit organizations to fund projects designed to strengthen the community, Duke University’s Office of Durham & Regional Affairs is accepting applications for 2017 Community Care Fund grants, and more

Jul 24, 2017

7.24.17 US Nonprofit News

The Pop Culture Collaborative awarded over $700,000 in initial grant awards to social justice and entertainment organizations, Code For America partnered with the State of California to make GetCalFresh.org available to residents across the state, RespectabilityUSA is recruiting for its 2017 Fall National Leadership Fellowship cohort, applications are open now, and more.

Jul 24, 2017

7.24.17 NC Nonprofit News

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has completed nearly 200 Home Repair projects since 2010, The North Carolina Housing Coalition was awarded over $1.1M to support homelessness prevention efforts, Spaces are available for a free Board Leadership Boot Camp in Fall 2017 presented by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Foundation, Executive Service Corps of the Triangle, the Triangle Community Foundation and Youth Forward, and more.

Jul 17, 2017

Tips to Create a Corporate Culture Based on Philanthropy

Corporations want to distinguish themselves in the marketplace and do good for their communities. Eric Burger from VolunteerHub offers options for businesses to encourage their employees to be more philanthropic.