Rural youth lead change in their town
Through a class at a Thomasville High School, a group of youth identified a major problem facing their peers, then raised money and support to address it.
Byte-size volunteering on the rise
The proliferation of modern technologies, coupled with the skills and talents of volunteers, means nonprofits now have a variety of new options for getting the help they need.
Documentary on N.C. giving makes festival
A documentary about giving in North Carolina, commissioned by NCGives, was selected for inclusion in the Council on Foundations’ annual film and video festival.
Women as agents of societal change
For more than a century, women have come together across socioeconomic and generational lines to improve North Carolina through their time, talent and treasure.
Book to celebrate state’s African-American givers
A new book from a Charlotte-based giving circle will celebrate the rich traditions and different ways African Americans give back to their communities.
Nov. 22: Landess to YMCA, arts awards, essay contest, and more
Nov. 22: Landess moves to YMCA; business support of arts awards nominations due; NCGives sponsors essay contest; and more
Young Lumbee promotes community involvement
After losing most of her belongings in a fire three years ago, Kendra Danielle Chavis, was inspired by the way the community stepped up to help her rebuild her life.
N.C. funders gave more in 2008
Despite the onset of the recession, and a steep decline in foundation assets, the state’s funders stepped up their grantmaking in 2008, a new report says.
School kids raise dimes, awareness
To learn about giving, students at Lucile Souders Elementary School of Math and Science in Fayetteville collected 19,943 dimes, a total matched by $2,000 from a giving circle at the Cumberland Community Foundation.
Fayetteville woman bridges cultures
A native of the Philippines, Vilma Jose has become an ambassador of sorts, working to bring cultural understanding and celebration to her adopted hometown.