Stories From Sep 2019

Sep 19, 2019

Ep 37: Mission Over Self

Recent trends have lead to huge changes in populations and as property values go up in different neighborhoods, many nonprofits feel pressure to sell their now-valuable land and move elsewhere. How does a community-based organization balance legacy with a changing sense of place? Don Blanchon, Executive Director of Whitman-Walker Health, talks with Andy Altman, co-founder of Fivesquares Development. The two talk about the partnership between the health center serving the LGBTQ community in Washington, D.C. and the real estate developer, which created a symbiotic and multi-use space in their historic 14th St site.

Sep 16, 2019

9.16.19 US News

Hadassah Foundation awards $500,000 in grants, Comic Relief USA names Alison Moore its new Chief Executive Officer, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) declares September “MDA National Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month,” and more.

Sep 16, 2019

9.16.2019 NC News

Burroughs Wellcome Fund now accepting applications for the PRISM Award, Golden LEAF Foundation names Scott Hamilton the organization’s third president, Black Philanthropy Initiative's 10th annual fundraiser will be held October 10th, and more.

Sep 11, 2019

Ep 36: We Don’t Want It

What exactly does it take to successfully address a topic like offshore drilling? In this special episode of The Nonprofit Experience we hear the diverse groups united in the fight to ban offshore drilling. This episode includes audio recorded live from a Don't Drill SC rally in Charleston and we also hear Oceana's Jackie Savitz and SC Rep. Joe Cunningham sit down to talk about the big picture and the importance of the bipartisan effort on this issue.

Sep 9, 2019

Beyond RFM: The Key Insights Every Nonprofit Should Know

Nonprofits are perennially concerned with bringing in new donors and retaining relationships with old ones, but many still follow the old RFM model: Recency, Frequency, and Monetary Value. This model was developed when important relational data wasn't available, but times have changed. Read more from Noah Barnett of Virtuous about why nonprofits should round out the RFM model by leaning into modern strategies.

Sep 9, 2019

Five Digital Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits

Digital marketing is essential for today's nonprofits but without the budget for a marketing expert, organizations can feel at a loss with the new technology. Matt Reid, the Chief Marketing Officer for EZ Texting, provides five strategies for your nonprofit's digital marketing presence.

Sep 9, 2019

9.9.2019 US News

"Winning Grant Proposal Contest" awards bonus grants to already-awarded grant applications, Ruth McCambridge to leave "The Nonprofit Quarterly," Art Buddies to host Halloween costume making party, and more.

Sep 9, 2019

9.9.2019 NC News

Foundation For The Carolinas pledges $6 million to Charlotte Housing Fund, North Carolina Historic Preservation Office sets up online form to report hurricane damage to historic properties, Liberty Arts to host Fallapalooza!, and more.

Sep 9, 2019

Nonprofit Board Best Practices and the Fiduciary Responsibility

A key ingredient for a nonprofit to be successful is solid board governance. UMB Bank's Susan Teson provides best practices for a successful board and how the board can fulfill its necessary fiduciary duties.

Sep 4, 2019

Ep 35: Trust in the Age of Disbelieving

What do a science foundation and an art museum have in common? This week, we pair Adam Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with Adam Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Last year, the Sloan Foundation granted $100,000 to the Whitney for a exhibition exploring the intersection of art and science over the last 50 years. In this episode, the two Adams talk about the importance of partnerships like this one, how to increase trust in both art and science, and how the public interacts with it.