Friday, November 02, 2007

GoErie.com: Building on credibility shapes future

GoErie.com: Building on credibility shapes future: "On Thursday, more than 300 leaders from the region's nonprofit community gathered in Erie to observe the Seventh Annual Northwest Pennsylvania Nonprofit Day, a day of learning and exchange sponsored by the Nonprofit Partnership, the Erie Community Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield."

Charitable giving reached $8.5B in 2006: StatsCan

Charitable giving reached $8.5B in 2006: StatsCan: "Canadians were more generous in 2006, giving charitable donations tallying about $8.5 billion in 2006, Statistics Canada said Thursday. 'The amount of donations increased in all provinces and territories,' the federal agency said. 'The highest increases occurred in Alberta (+15.5 per cent), the Yukon (+15.2 per cent), and Newfoundland and Labrador (+13.9 per cent)'."

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

From the Nonprofit Times

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "For A Good Time, Call… Young, socially-conscious volunteers mix fun with serious work By Natalie Ghidotti Ellen Shortill never really set out to form a fundraising group made up of Washington, D.C., young professionals. It only happened that way after she woke up one day inspired to raise $5,000 for a local charity -- and along the way, inspired her friends. 'I had no idea how I was going to raise the money, but I knew I was going to try,' she said."

Houston Museum of Fine Arts Tops Donations List - ARTINFO.com

Houston Museum of Fine Arts Tops Donations List - ARTINFO.com: "NEW YORK—Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts received more private donations than any other U.S. arts organization in 2006, according to the results of a survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy and reported by Bloomberg. The museum brought in $185.8 million."

Group To Research Effect of Corporate Giving - Small Business

Group To Research Effect of Corporate Giving - Small Business: "Group To Research Effect of Corporate Giving The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy to study how corporations that give back to their communities fit into local economic and community development, with a keen eye toward the small business community. The project was started 'to identify what some of the critical issues are for long-term economic competitive issues for a community and for small businesses to become more engaged,' Ryan Streeter, senior adviser to the the Chamber's Business Civic Leadership Center, told the Small Business blog."

Local United Way changing direction

Local United Way changing direction: "Starting next year, the United Way will start funding nonprofit agencies with programs that target education, financial stability and health.

People in workplace campaigns will still be able to designate donations to any nonprofit agencies they wish. But previously funded basic needs programs — including those that purchase food or pay utility bills — will no longer qualify for extra dollars from the United Way's $4 million community investment fund. Those agencies will receive six to 18 months of transition funding."

Authors sell words for charity- Hindustan Times

Authors sell words for charity- Hindustan Times: "novel charity fundraiser in Canada has writers trading words for donations this weekend, organisers of a Toronto-area literary contest said. Eighteen writers gathered at the Pickering library near Toronto for the so-called Great Canadian Novel Marathon to ink a plethora of words within three days."

Charity registrations recommended for Hawaii - The Honolulu Advertiser

Charity registrations recommended for Hawaii - The Honolulu Advertiser: "Print this Printable version E-mail this E-mail this story Posted on: Friday, November 2, 2007 Charity registrations recommended for Hawaii By Rob Perez Advertiser Staff Writer A national expert on accrediting nonprofits says requiring Hawai'i charities to register with the state would be beneficial, giving people another way to evaluate organizations that get financial support from the public. 'Registration is important because it is one more vehicle for nonprofits to come forward in a very transparent way,' said Richard Klarberg, president and chief executive of the New York-based Council on Accreditation. He spoke after a speech he gave at a meeting of the Hawai'i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations."

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gen X Execs (10/31/07) -- www.GovernmentExecutive.com

Gen X Execs (10/31/07) -- www.GovernmentExecutive.com: "he nonprofit sector has boomed over the past three decades, growing faster than either the government or for-profit business. According to Independent Sector, an association of nonprofits, 1.9 million such groups are registered with the Internal Revenue Service, a doubling over the past 25 years. In the 1990s, with government downsizing, more public-service-minded college graduates turned to nonprofits for their careers. Those Gen X grads are now in their 30s and 40s and some already are rising into the executive ranks."

Indiana nonprofit organizations continue to grow

Indiana nonprofit organizations continue to grow: "Bloomington’s nonprofit sector continues to grow and remains an important section of the local economy, according to a recent report. Non-profit organizations provide jobs and social services – including 46 percent of health care services in the south central Indiana region, according to the report – and tend to be “recession-proof,” unlike other businesses, Kirsten GrĂžnbjerg, lead author of the study, said."

Bloomberg.com: U.S.

Bloomberg.com: U.S.: "The first Extell Wall Street Boxing Charity Championship will raise money for organizations including the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Hedge Funds Care, a New York-based group that combats child abuse. Tuesday's Children, which helps families of Sept. 11 victims, and Say Yes to Education, which aids inner- city school kids, also will benefit from tonight's black-tie gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan."

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

InsideUF - Three UF students use grants to make a difference overseas

InsideUF - Three UF students use grants to make a difference overseas: "Three UF students use grants to make a difference overseas Filed under Top Stories, Announcements on October 29, 2007. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks to University of Florida students, a community in rural Uganda has a way to purify its drinking water, while a town in Macedonia has a new environmental awareness and recycling program. The students traveled abroad last summer to work on these initiatives as part of 100 Projects for Peace, a program that provided $10,000 to the creators of each of 100 proposals selected from submissions by undergraduates all over the United States."

McMaster gets $10-million for liberal arts | Macleans.ca - Education - Universities

McMaster gets $10-million for liberal arts | Macleans.ca - Education - Universities: "McMaster gets $10-million for liberal arts Latest donation comes during record year for university philanthropy Joey Coleman, Macleans.ca | Oct 29, 2007 | McMaster University’s incoming chancellor, Lynton (Red) Wilson, made his presence known Monday by donating $10-million to liberal arts programs at the Hamilton, Ontario university. The money will be used for a new liberal arts building which will house four new initiatives for the university: the Centre for Global Citizenship, the Centre for Cognitive Studies in Liberal Arts, the Centre for Collaborations for Health, and a “Big Questions” institute that will engage in interdisciplinary research relevant to current issues."

Trade Center Memorial Makes Debut on Philanthropies List - October 30, 2007 - The New York Sun

Trade Center Memorial Makes Debut on Philanthropies List - October 30, 2007 - The New York Sun: "The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation has joined the annual honor roll of American nonprofits that received the most private support last year. The organization, which raised $115 million in 2006, ranked no. 158 on a list of 400 entities compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The list is published in the Chronicle's November 1 issue. At the top of the list was United Way of America in Alexandria, Va., with $4.1 billion raised. No. 400 was the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in the midst of a $200 million capital campaign, with $42 million raised."

The Republican-American What women give (and why they give it) Waterbury's Women's Initiative Fund striving to help those in need

The Republican-American What women give (and why they give it) Waterbury's Women's Initiative Fund striving to help those in need: "What women give (and why they give it) Waterbury's Women's Initiative Fund striving to help those in need BY BRYNN MANDEL REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN As women go , so goes society. That largely sums up the philosophy of countless nonprofit organizations that provide women from Africa to Central America everything from support for selling handicrafts to microloans for

It turns out, a similar giving philosophy — one focused on women and children — can also work closer to home."

The NonProfitTimes - eNewsletter

The NonProfitTimes - eNewsletter: "October 29, 2007 Healthcare Fundraisers Report Optimism At All-Time High The philanthropic giving index, the nonprofit counterpart to the consumer confidence index, was at an all-time high this past summer for healthcare fundraising professionals. They were found to be much more optimistic than their peers at other types of nonprofit organizations."

Winston-Salem Journal | Boston College to survey very wealthy households

Winston-Salem Journal | Boston College to survey very wealthy households: "BOSTON - The Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College is beginning a study that explores the cultural underpinnings of wealth for society. The center said it is the first large-scale survey to focus exclusively on households with at least $25 million in net worth, with many of those respondents above $100 million. The objective is to study the attitudes, practices and personal philosophies of ultra-high net-worth households regarding wealth and philanthropy."

Monday, October 29, 2007

[News 10/29/07] Case Foundation Names Top 100 « Washington Grantmakers Daily

[News 10/29/07] Case Foundation Names Top 100 « Washington Grantmakers Daily: "The Case Foundation’s Make It Your Own Awards (TM) lets the public help award money by searching out great ideas online. In the end, a whopping 4,641 people submitted applications. A diverse team of reviewers has narrowed the field to 100 semifinalists and 20 finalists will be selected in February 2008. (Wire, 10/26)"

FOXNews.com - Beware of California Wildfire Charity Scams - The Big Story w/ Gibson and Nauert

FOXNews.com - Beware of California Wildfire Charity Scams - The Big Story w/ Gibson and Nauert: "If you're like a lot of folks watching the coverage of the Southern California wildfires and want to help by donating money, watch out. Whenever a disaster strikes — manmade or natural — the con artists come out ready to prey upon people who have the best intentions.

FBI officials say when donating money be on the lookout for Internet-based scams from 'disaster relief charities.' After Hurricane Katrina, the 9/11 terror attacks and other tragedies, hundreds of unscrupulous people and groups set up online schemes to scam millions of dollars from hardworking and honest people."

Different paths lead donors to Tech - Roanoke.com

Different paths lead donors to Tech - Roanoke.com: "When it came time to decide what to do with those millions, he decided to give to Tech. Smith, along with his wife, Patsy, were among a handful of donors the university honored last week for giving eight-figure gifts. Tech opened the public phase of its capital campaign a week ago with the news that it was more than halfway toward its $1 billion goal."

Salina.com - an online service of the Salina Journal

Salina.com - an online service of the Salina Journal: "To help reach people who can't donate through their employer, the United Way has a variety of special fund-raising events Friday's brat sales were part of the organization's second annual Drive-Thru Oktoberfest, which offers grilled brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad and apple kuchen in drive-through service at the Masonic Temple parking lot. Moody said enough food for 400 lunches was prepared, and only about 40 brats were left. Sales totaled about $1,500."

Students work philanthropy fashion show - Life

Students work philanthropy fashion show - Life: "The show raised money for Aid to Artisans, an agency that connects artisans in 110 countries with the larger world market. It featured jewelry made by artisans connected with the agency and fashions by designers committed to eco-sustainability and community development. Last year the show raised $10,000, according to its Web site. Although the final amount has not been tallied, the goal this year was to raise $25,000."

Name game may change at UI - Metro

Name game may change at UI - Metro: "The state Board of Regents is considering a proposal that would allow buildings, schools, and other major parts of its universities to be named for products and corporations.

The policy restates the regents' authority to approve and re-examine the naming of any major unit of a public university. The proposal states that the regents will only approve the names of commercial entities 'in rare instances,' but Regent President Michael Gartner has said the future of university philanthropy may lie in corporate donations.

The policy would require universities to conduct 'due diligence' reviews of potential conflicts of interest when accepting gifts and possible impacts on tax-free funding and UI research. The plan also encourages the use of contracts stating that a large gift won't necessarily result in a name."

MyrtleBeachOnline.com | 10/28/2007 | Outreach Farm a go-to for nonprofits

MyrtleBeachOnline.com | 10/28/2007 | Outreach Farm a go-to for nonprofits: "Outreach Farm a go-to for nonprofits There are those who feed the hungry. And there are those who feed those who feed the hungry. The Outreach Farm, which raises cattle in Pawleys Island, is in the latter group."

Selling the art - Roanoke.com

Selling the art - Roanoke.com: "Nobody was taking joy in having to make that decision. There really wasn’t any other option,” said college spokeswoman Brenda Edson of selling the paintings. “We still have an amazing art collection.” Legal wrangling continues. This past Tuesday, a group opposed to the sale, including students, donors and former college employees, filed a motion for an injunction in Lynchburg Circuit Court to stop it. Amid the finger-pointing and the bitter words, however, something important has been almost ignored: The art."

The Breeze - News

The Breeze - News: "There are roughly 16,000 students at JMU. Six make up JMU’s Asian-American interest sorority, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, which raised a record $2,000 in two weeks for the Susan G. Komen foundation, benefiting breast cancer research. The sorority recently entered the spotlight by selling “I Support My Rack” T-shirts, which brought in approximately $1,600. The group only expected to sell a little over 100 shirts, the student demand for the shirts exceeded supply, and AKDP had to order a second shipment. One hundred percent of the funds are donated to its philanthropy, the Susan G. Komen foundation."