Stories From 2019

May 22, 2019

Ep 28: Special Episode: Live from the Z. Smith Reynolds Renew & Refresh Retreat

This week's episode is live from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation's Renew & Refresh Retreat. Since 1990, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has honored North Carolina's nonprofit leaders for their dedicated service and commitment to the sector by awardin...

May 20, 2019

Why Should Strangers Care About Your Cause?

The benefits of giving time or money to support a charitable campaign are always evident to its organisers; convincing someone outside of the effort can be a little more difficult.

May 20, 2019

Best Practices for Nonprofit Directors

Good governance will always be the key to the organization’s success and sustainability. Northern Trust's Marguerite H. Griffin offers best practices to help nonprofit directors fulfill their responsibilities and be effective leaders of their organizations.

May 20, 2019

5.20.19 US News

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission receives a $1 million contribution from the National Football League, Developmental Disabilities Institute partners with students of Vic D’Amore’s American Studio of Performing Arts to produce Dancing for Autism, Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform will open at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this June, and more.

May 20, 2019

5.20.19 NC News

The SECU Foundation provides grant to the NC Symphony, the Ada Jenkins Center receives Apparo’s 2019 Mission Possible: The Economic Opportunity Award, Tosco Music to host FABFEST, and more.

May 15, 2019

Ep 27: Betting on North Carolina Farmers

Blake Butler, Executive Director, NC Industrial Hemp Association, and Malcolm Anderson, co-founder of Green Heffa Farms, NC’s first black-owned social equity hemp farm, sit down to discuss the impact on plant can have on individuals, communities, and o...

May 13, 2019

5.13.19 US News

Cummings Foundation grants fifty local nonprofit organizations a cumulative $15 million, Birmingham Zoo’s male African elephant Callee to move into a breeding herd, Destiny Community Center will host its 11th annual Celebrate America, and more.

May 13, 2019

5.13.19 NC News

Duke University received a $5 million grant from The Duke Endowment, Shaniya Turner receives inaugural Our Towns Habitat for Humanity “Build Your Career” scholarship, Community Foundation of Henderson County seeking nominations for the Richard C. and Vina L. Sauer Charitable Leadership Award, and more.

May 8, 2019

Coming Full Circle

Henry Crews and Eva Clayton have known each other for almost 50 years. These days, Eva is retired from the US Congress and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and Henry serves as the Executive Director of the Green Rural Redevelopment Org...

May 6, 2019

Getting Their Internal House in Order: A Day of Conversation Prepares Clergy to Help Congregants Face End of Life Issues

While 90 percent of Americans think having conversations about what it means to live well until the very end are important, most of us don’t know how to begin them—or wait too long, which can be too late.