Poverty and social justice

Aug 19, 2013

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.

Aug 12, 2013

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.

Dec 10, 2012

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.

Oct 23, 2012

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.

Sep 17, 2012

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.

Aug 22, 2012

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.

Aug 17, 2012

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.

May 15, 2012

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.

May 10, 2012

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.

May 1, 2012

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.