When Writing Checks Isn’t Enough: How Philanthropists Can Support Nonprofits
Philanthropists who engage with the causes they support are likely to offer a platform for awareness as well as a better understanding of the needs of nonprofits and those they serve.
The patient is waiting, impatiently: A philanthropic model for accelerating adoption of medical technology
Nonprofits can make real, game-changing progress in medical innovation, and the need for private philanthropy to close a critical gap that industry and government cannot fulfill has never been greater, says Neal F. Kassell, MD, founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.
Report: Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance finds lack of progress toward type 1 diabetes cure
Diabetes nonprofits are challenged to devote more funds toward a near-term cure. According to the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance, only 2 percent of donations to the four largest diabetes nonprofits go toward a near-term cure — but 9 of 10 donors want to support research for a cure within their lifetime.
Alzheimer’s group wins independence
Two years after the advocacy group split from its parent organization, Alzheimers North Carolina has won the right to operate as an independent nonprofit.
Cycling cross country for cancer
College sophomore David Hare has helped raise almost $44,000 for the Lineberger Cancer Center, and he’s not done yet.
Mental-health advocacy group closes
Unable to meet its financial commitments, the Mental Health Association in North Carolina has closed, transferring its group homes and treatment services to Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina.
Komen uses new media to make it personal
Susan G. Komen for the Cure uses digital technology to engage a global audience in its fight against breast cancer.
St. Jude, Komen most trusted charities
Also ranked among the most-trusted charities in new Harris Poll are the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Doctors without Borders, The Smithsonian, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity International, and Heifer Project International.
Network of women supporting women
DiabetesSisters connects and educates women with diabetes so they can tackle more successfully the unique concerns they face in managing the disease.
Mom aims to save autistic kids
Through the National Autism Association, Lori McIlwain is supplying sheriff’s offices with tracking devices to find children who wander off.