Apr 15, 2013

Volunteers honored for selfless commitment to improve their communities

In observance of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, please join Philanthropy Journal in celebrating a group of distinguished volunteers who always can be counted on to promote positive change in their communities.

Mar 14, 2013

Webinar provides practical advice on how and whether to start a nonprofit

When it comes to operating a nonprofit agency, wanting to do good isn’t always good enough. “Many people starting nonprofits don’t realize all the constraints,” says Marty Martin, a Raleigh attorney whose practice focuses on providing legal and training services related […]

Mar 11, 2013

Trend Spotter: Challenges of evaluation for nonprofit organizations

The third Trend Spotter survey, a special project of the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University, polled small North Carolina nonprofits about their challenges related to evaluation their effectiveness for internal and external audiences. Results show that while most do conduct some type of assessment, some nonprofits report that they lack of capacity and expertise make it difficult to collect timely and reliable results. However, significantly more Trend Spotter participants in this survey have engaged in formative evaluation (62 percent) compared to a recent national sample (17 percent).

Mar 4, 2013

Damon Circosta: Marshaling energy into positive change for social good

Damon Circosta marks his first year as executive director of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation with renewed focus on ensuring that all North Carolina children have the opportunity to receive a quality education and that pre-K programs provide young learners the tools for long term academic success. AFJ also is expanding its mission to embrace online engagement while it continues to invest in neighborhood revitalization through the East Durham Project.

Feb 25, 2013

Triangle Community Foundation’s O’Keefe seeks to be more responsive to local needs

After the departure of two leaders in as many years, new Triangle Community Foundation President Lori O’Keefe aims to expand opportunities for nonprofits to serve urgent community needs by refining the agency’s community funding protocols.

Jan 31, 2013

Blackbaud highlights key nonprofit sector trends to watch in 2013

Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, has shared trends that will have the biggest impact on the nonprofit sector in 2013: charitable giving is not likely to grow much; a revaluing of the nonprofit sector will occur; technology will play an increasingly important role for both organizations and supporters; and the world will continue to shrink as philanthropic borders broaden.

Jan 29, 2013

Harrill steps aside to welcome new era of leadership at Communities in Schools North Carolina

Linda Harrill usually views January's National Mentoring Month as an opportunity for Communities in Schools North Carolina (CISNC) to further its outreach with at-risk students. That's still the case this year, but she's also using the time to prepare resources for her successor, Eric Hall, who will become the organization's second president and CEO on Feb. 1.

Jan 22, 2013

Donors, recipients take a charitable view of Armstrong

Lance Armstrong may be forever branded as a liar or worse by cycling fans, sponsors, sports councils and legal authorities for his belated confession to using banned performance-enhancing drugs. But not everyone is dismissing him as just another disgraced athlete. Those who have benefitted from his LIVESTRONG foundation, from which he resigned in October, prefer to focus on the cancer survivor’s generous support of cancer-related causes.

Jan 8, 2013

Linda Crompton leaving BoardSource

Five years after she became president and CEO of BoardSource, a national 501(c)(3) that provides consulting and training on nonprofit board governance, Linda C. Crompton has announced her resignation, effective Jan. 15.

Nov 19, 2012

Trend Spotters: Raising Awareness for Your Nonprofit Organization

The Institute for Nonprofits at N.C. State University has launched a new project called Trend Spotters. The purpose of Trend Spotters is to gather real-time information about the issues facing small and medium sized nonprofit organizations in North Carolina.