Nonprofit boards are being challenged in new ways, and board governance is more important today than ever. Avoiding complacency, focusing on mission and striving for innovation are key strategies for successful boards. Addressing the key areas highlighted above can put your board on the path to success.
12.17.18 International News Bits
Shots Box makes a commitment to raise $12,000 in one year for The Thirst Project, SEVENmile Venture Lab launches at a gala event in Manly, Soneva launches the Soneva Foundation's partnership with Cleaner Climate, and more.
12.17.18 US News
Cal State LA receives three grants totaling $3.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, Husson University AmeriCorps Team builds window inserts for low-income households, Intel exceeds its 50th anniversary volunteer goal, and more.
12.17.18 NC News
The Capital Bank Foundation gives out grants to six North Carolina nonprofits totaling $230,000, The Duke Chorale performs a free Christmas concert at the Durham Rescue Mission, The Durham Partnership for Children sends over 33,450 books to children in the Durham community, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.