Stories From 2018

Dec 10, 2018

12.10.18 US News

Gathering Place reports a $5 million combined commitment from HollyFrontier to the Park, Points of Light honors the life and legacy of our founder, President George H.W. Bush, The UL Innovative Education Award opens its 2019 application period, and more.

Dec 10, 2018

12.10.18 NC News

Trustees of The Duke Endowment approve $5 million for Hurricane Florence relief, Raleigh ranks ninth in the nation for volunteering, Chester County Fund for Women and Girls opens applications for their Core Grants Program, and more.

Dec 5, 2018

Ep 15: Special Episode, Live from the NC Center for Nonprofits Conference

In this week's special episode, we present a series of pop-up conversations recorded live at The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits 2018 conference, Power Play: Disruption for Good

Dec 3, 2018

Shining Example of a Public-Private Partnership

Every organization wants a culture of philanthropy, but there are few who truly understand and embrace the work needed to create it. With a heavy emphasis on building relationships, and fostering an environment that encourages sharing connections and celebrating each new supporter, the Greensboro Science Center has become a place where donors wanted to be, even leading individual supporters to approach them to be included.

Dec 3, 2018

Using Data to Boost Capacity and Impact for Youth

This is an exciting time for our work.  EMCF recently announced an update to its limited life strategy and reaffirmed its commitment to finding a path for PropelNext’s to live on beyond the life of the Foundation. We believe that PropelNext has the potential to become a vehicle for other foundations and philanthropists who are dedicated to fostering and supporting the next generation of nonprofit leaders. In many ways, we’re just getting started.

Dec 3, 2018

Organizational Assessments: A Solution to the Questions That Keep Some Nonprofit Leaders Awake At Night

A well-executed Organizational Assessment can be the one thing to help nonprofit leaders meet organizational challenges head-on and, perhaps, get a good night’s sleep.

Dec 3, 2018

A Scalable Model for Community Engagement

The concept: a community engagement platform that brings local nonprofits together and offers simple ways for anyone in the community to engage with them, whether it’s donating money, volunteering time or buying much needed items from nonprofit wish lists. My goal was always to build a model in Charlotte that could one day scale to other cities.

Dec 3, 2018

Diamonds in the Rough

The primary reason for the Jacobs Center’s remarkable ascension stems from its comprehensive approach, which comprises three areas of focus: Physical Redevelopment, Education to Careers and Local Economy.... The interdependence of these three focus areas are like a three-legged stool – each depends on the integrity of the other two.

Dec 3, 2018

Philanthropy Insight: Building Local Capacity is Essential for Success in International Development Efforts

Whether the issue is education, anti-poverty programs, gender equity, or healthcare, building the capacity of local organizations is the only realistic way to address persistent challenges at today’s global scale to truly expand opportunity for every person.

Dec 3, 2018

12.3.18 US News

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace receives a $2 million donation from Darlene Marcos Shiley, American Farmland Trust names Nick Herman to be Vice President of Development, The Mattingly Charities will host their 4th Annual Find a Way Event, and more.