03.13.13: NC News Bits
N.C. Healthy Start Foundation receives capacity building grant, StepUp Ministry of Greensboro names new executive director, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources accepts award nominations, and more.
Crisis Assistance aims to engage major donors
To address continuing demand for its services, Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte has revamped the way it works with donors, aiming to help them better understand the needs of people in crisis, and to involve them in the work of the agency.
Philanthropic culture key for fundraising
Nonprofits that want to build their fundraising capacity need to change their organizational culture through a focus on philanthropic history and strategies, community needs and genuine engagement of donors.
Nonprofit innovation focus of new fund
The new effort aims to build the capacity of the Charlotte region’s nonprofit sector by encouraging organizations to find ways to work together to better serve clients.
Mecklenburg residents get help
The Critical Need Response Fund awarded 11 grants totaling $826,098 in February to help feed, clothe and shelter local families.
Emergency-relief fund launched
The fund, started with a $1 million gift from the Leon Levine Foundation, has awarded $400,000 to date to help needy Charlotte-area residents.
Collaborative connects working poor to housing
Moving families from homeless shelters into affordable housing and onto their own feet is the mission of a new initiative in Charlotte.
Carol Hardison: Skills honed in corporate world
Aiming to pursue fulfilling work and give back to the community, corporate execs are migrating to nonprofits. Here is the second of three PJ profiles.