Community Improvement, and Capacity Building

Oct 21, 2019

Why Nonprofits Should Leverage a Cloud Financial Management Solution to Simplify Financial Processes for Growth

Growth is good for nonprofits because it means expanding the reach of your mission goals. But with growth comes more complex finances which can bog down your team and reduce capacity. Kim Grider from the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma talks about how implementing a cloud-based financial management system has helped free up time and resources, saved them money, and helped increase their mission work.

Dec 17, 2018

Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts: Advantages, Challenges and Best Practices

For many donors, the flexibility of a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust will fulfill not only their personal financial planning goals, but their charitable intent in supporting a nonprofit for its continued success.

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

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

Holistic and Intentional: The Path to Building Nonprofit Leaders

As the Philanthropy Journal moves through a second cycle of our editorial calendar, we will periodically republish articles from our archive. Please enjoy this piece on the Rainier Valley Corps that first published in October 2016. By Krystin Gollihue When Vu […]

Aug 14, 2017

8.14.17 US Nonprofit News

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented more than $2.8 million dollars in donations at its annual Grants Banquet, Katherine Kinane and Kathleen Weinstein were named to the executive committee of the Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Nominations are open for DMN's 40 Under 40 awards, and more.

Jul 31, 2017

7.31.17 International Nonprofit News

The Air Canada Foundation sixth annual golf tournament netted over $1,100,000, Graduate Women International attended the 10th Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, International House’s Citizen Diplomacy Program has openings for home hosts in August and October, and more.