Kinnaird seeks community-based groups to support voter rights effort
Former NC Sen. Ellie Kinnard resigns from Legislature with goal of working with nonprofits and grassroots organizations to ensure that citizens obtain mandated voter identification cards. “This is a personal, neighborhood effort, and that’s where nonprofits really have impact,” Kinnaird says.
Telling a good story – with the numbers to back it up
Trickle Up delivers outcome statistics in storytelling context to keep donors informed about what their dollars are doing for provide global relief. The relationship can be modeled at other nonprofits to foster ongoing giving to support meaningful causes.
Efforts support Jewish legacy giving, social justice and heart health
The Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community will celebrate the third night of Hanukkah in a big way tonight thanks to a $180,000 gift from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's Life and Legacy Program to support its new Create Your Jewish Legacy (CJL) initiative.
Building Communities the Gawad Kalinga Way
Halfway across the world there is a community of thriving workers, farmers, and social entrepreneurs that are determined to make their community work for them. It is part of Gawad Kalinga (GK), an organization focused on “building communities to end poverty” according to Tony Meloto, its founder.
North Carolina Women Push Closer to Equality
North Carolina women remain vulnerable to challenges such as unemployment, persistent wage gap, poverty, high cost of child care, and disparities in social and economic opportunities. The Status of Women in North Carolina, a forthcoming research report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, provides data on areas of progress and need. A few of the study findings follow.
Data-Driven Decision-Making: Transforming Data into Impact
Building on community response to the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) study released in February of this year highlighting poverty issues in North Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas launched a new initiative called the D3 Institute.
Author Shares his Story of the Founding of Carolina for Kibera
“Talent is universal. Opportunity is not,” Rye Barcott told students in the nonprofit minor at NC State University and members of the Institute for Nonprofit’s Community of Nonprofit Scholars (CONS) on August 14th.
YWCA closure points to need for better oversight
In the wake of the demise of the YWCA of the Greater Triangle, funders should require potential grantees to undergo a review of financial oversight by an independent financial professional, not with the goal of pointing fingers but to encourage improved financial responsibility.
Missed signals as Triangle YWCA failed
Faced with signs of financial trouble – revenue plunging while expenses soared – YWCA of the Greater Triangle relied heavily on grants, sought to portray itself as thriving, and was hampered by a lack of communication among its staff, board and funders about what was happening.
Merger of women’s agencies targets service
After working together for over 10 years, The Women’s Center and the Family Violence Prevention Center in Chapel Hill are merging to form the new Compass Center for Women and Families.