Stories From 2019

Dec 16, 2019

The Gift of Scholarship Can Leave a Lasting Impact

The giving the gift of scholarship can be transformative. UMB Bank's Chris Calmer talks about how it is a different way of giving back and can leave a legacy for years to come.

Dec 9, 2019

How a Direct Public Offering Can Help Nonprofits Meet the Financial Challenge of Expansion

Fundraising is a zero-sum game: one organization’s approved grant request means another’s is denied. Capital Good Fund CEO Andy Posner explains his nonprofit was able to use the Direct Public Offering model to raise $3.5 million from impact investors in order to issue equitable small-dollar personal loans to low-income families across the country.

Dec 9, 2019

For Nonprofits, Mergers Should Never be a Lifeline

Nonprofit mergers often look like acquisitions. Penn-Mar Human Services CEO Greg Miller explains how to do healthy and equal mergers for nonprofits.

Dec 9, 2019

Onboarding New Board Members

Boardable CEO Jeb Banner gives tips on how to improve onboarding for new board members to create a valued and effective team.

Dec 9, 2019

12.9.19 US News

Penguin Random House commits 300,000 additional books to Obama "First Book" program, Giving Tuesday Data Collaborative releases report on GivingTuesday 2019, EveryLibrary launches library voter campaign, and more.

Dec 9, 2019

12.9.19 NC News

Duke University Talent Identification Program receives $2.2 million grant from U.S. Department of Education, National Charity League opens Charlotte chapter, 2020 Sisterhood Dinner opens nominations portal, and more.

Dec 9, 2019

How Community Collaborations Can Build Your Nonprofit’s Credibility and Reach

Should your nonprofit collaborate with others? Peter Gamache and Jackie Sue Griffith from Turnaround Life show how your organization can benefit from collaborations and how to choose the right partner.

Dec 9, 2019

How to Navigate Through Tough Times

Rough economic times hit nonprofits and leaders of color the hardest. Maria Orozco of The Bridgespan Group outlines 8 steps to prepare for when the going get rough.

Dec 2, 2019

Board Diversity as a Social Change Agent – Part 2: How to Open the Door

Boardable's Jeb Banner talks about common barriers to board diversity and gives advice about how how you can open the door and welcome more diverse voices.

Dec 2, 2019

Finding Good Information

The exchange of information and sharing stories has played a significant role in the understanding and awareness of mental illnesses. When it comes to patient care, more is always better. One can’t have too much information.