North Carolina Youth Use Local Practices to Make Global Impact
WomenNC, a nonprofit aimed at youth led advocacy, encourages college students to think locally to act globally at the annual United Nations Commission the Status of Women.
Rich Clerkin to Lead Institute for Nonprofits
Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement at NC State University. He will lead the institute’s research, teaching and engagement, and work with North Carolina nonprofit partners to extend NC State research to serve the state.
World Wildlife Fund COO speaks on leading an international organization
Marcia Marsh, chief operating officer of the World Wildlife Fund, discusses leading the international organization at a free Community of Nonprofit Scholars event at NC State on Nov. 6.
Three agencies honored with 2013 Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Award
The N.C. Center for Nonprofits presents its highest honor, the 2013 Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Award, to three exceptional organizations during its annual statewide conference.
Target helps build strong readers while constructing school library makeovers
Target dedicates 5 percent of profits to local community projects and has made a pledge to commit $1 billion to education programs by 2015. The Minneapolis-based chain is building a new generation of young readers through its School Library Makeover initiative, which improves literacy and family engagement in under-served communities.
Conference honor helps nonprofit boost awareness and increase service
Cape Fear Literacy Center leverages increased recognition from the Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Award from the N.C. Center for Nonprofits to launch a capital campaign to expand its Wilmington, N.C., facility and expand services to adult learners.
Nonprofit summer camp keeps children active, learning and ready for school
Youth in Haywood County, N.C., in the western mountains, enjoy a summer program where day campers earn play time and outings through required reading and academic enrichment. The nonprofit Pigeon Community Multicultural Center takes pride in providing affordable childcare and instruction that helps children succeed in the classroom.
PJ launches monthly webinar series to benefit nonprofit practitioners
To better serve our readers and the many nonprofit practitioners who strive to improve their communities, Philanthropy Journal will launch a monthly webinar series on Sept. 17. Topics will include marketing and communications, advocacy and public policy, philanthropy and fundraising, technology and more. Webinars will be presented by leaders in their fields who will share their expertise to benefit everyone from new grassroots nonprofits to foundations considering their next big steps.
2012 a Stable Year for Higher Education Annual Funds: Fewer donors gave more, matching pre-recession national trends
Blackbaud study describes higher education fundraising for 2012 as ‘stable,’ with few donors making gifts but retained donors giving more. Rates are expected to remain flat until annual giving program develop more effective ways to engage and solicit younger alumni.
NC Symphony depends on donors to meet education mandate
The North Carolina Symphony’s mandate to provide educational outreach to all 100 counties, including performances for schoolchildren and curriculum support for teachers, requires constant and creative fundraising by the organization. “We operate as a model of public-private partnership,” says President and CEO Sandi Macdonald.