Health and human services

Dec 9, 2013

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.

Oct 28, 2013

Supported by community, Urban Ministries’ Open Door Clinic treats chronically ill

Community support enables Urban Ministries' Open Door Clinic to give those in poverty who suffer from chronic illnesses access to affordable treatment and monitoring of their conditions.

Oct 21, 2013

Researchers bring product testing to nonprofit foster care

What works for iPhones and video games may also work for nonprofit foster care, say researchers at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and School of Social Work. Usability testing can identify challenges for nonprofit leaders should address in order to avoid unwanted consequences later.

Oct 14, 2013

Fathers Forever creates second chances for absent fathers

Children without fathers in their lives are more likely to develop behavioral disorders, low self-esteem and trust issues that continue into adulthood. Raleigh-based Fathers Forever bridges the gap to help absent fathers change their lives and their children’s.

Oct 7, 2013

Personal experience strengthens resolve to help families of ailing children

New on the job, Joey Powell was making the rounds with hospital executives to find ways that the Me Fine Foundation could help more Triangle-area families with critically ill children. Three weeks later, he was back in the office a physician he’d just met when his own family required urgent care. The experience has made the fundraiser determined to expand support services for more families in need.

Sep 23, 2013

Institute grad building global capacity to address women’s health

Tracy DiTucci, a graduate of the Nonprofit Studies Minor at NC State University, travels the world working with iPas to help build global capacity to address women’s health. Her studies provided her “with a framework for better understanding the unique role that nonprofits play in society and the different challenges and opportunities they face. … [It] prepared me to think ethically about how my actions, both as an individual and as a representative of an organization, affect those you’re trying to serve.”

Sep 19, 2013

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.

Apr 18, 2013

Wilmington event to address child hunger issues in coastal county

Community groups seek to empower youth to address local problems, including hunger among school-age children, as part of Saturday’s What Will You Bring to the Table? event in Wilmington.

Feb 26, 2013

LIVESTRONG CEO to deliver ‘State of the Foundation’ message Thursday

Staff Report The LIVESTRONG Foundation, founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to support cancer research and provide services to those battling the disease, announced this morning that it will deliver a “major State of the Foundation” speech at 11 a.m. […]

Feb 18, 2013

Leader of North Carolina nonprofit that serves disabled veterans honored by President Obama

Michael Dorman, founder of Military Missions in Action of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., was awarded a Citizen’s Medal last week by President Obama for his extraordinary service to veterans with disabilities and active duty service members. Dorman hopes the occasion will help to expand the reach of his nonprofit agency, which currently has 24 veterans’ projects on its waiting list.