Nonprofits

They are turning the picture around

Splashed diagonally across Dean Bragonier’s business card in bright orange lettering is the phrase “dyslexic before it was cool.” It’s a statement …

Education

Why the former president of Mexico has joined the board of a San Diego nonprofit group

The San Diego nonprofit Reality Changers, which experienced a mass resignation on its board of directors earlier this year, has added a former world …

California

Here's what DISD can do to help homeless kids living alone in cars or parks, trying desperately to get an education

More than 4,2000 students in Dallas ISD don't stay in the same place every night. They bounce around between shelters and cars, cars and friends. If …

Opinion

Pittsburgh workforce org to get 100 IT scholarships from Google

Nonprofits seeking to make Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods better will now have a shot at a $50,000 grant from <b>Google</b> to further their projects.<p><b>Google.org</b> …

Digital Divide

3 Republicans are holding up what could be a signature legislative achievement of Trump's first year in office

• <b>A handful of Republicans have concerns with the AIRR Act, a sweeping piece of aviation reform that, if passed, would be a significant accomplishment for President Donald Trump and the GOP.</b>• <b><br>The bill seeks to privatize air traffic control.</b>• <b><br>That has caused some Republicans concern, particularly</b> …

U.S. Congress

Five Tips On Improving Email Deliverability In Nonprofit Fundraising Efforts

Out-of-date email lists could be costing your nonprofit considerably in its fundraising efforts. According to the 2017 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study, an average of 22.64% in potential fundraising revenue was lost in 2016 because of spam emails. This equates to $24,000 in lost revenue per …

Marketing

How to Build an Employee Volunteer Program

If I hear one more time that Millennial workers are motivated by purpose, I may stab my eye out with a spork! Yet, as a real-life Millennial who …

Employee Engagement

Money dries up, bringing questions and new leadership to Tampa nonprofit

Jeanette Bradley is replaced by Derrick Blue as the nonprofit's executive director.

Philanthropy

Grandparents raising grandkids: 3 things to know before taking on the new role

As the opioid epidemic continues more grandparents find themselves in the unexpected position of raising their grandchildren. It's become so common that for every child in foster care, 20 are being raised by a family member. This generosity saves the nation about $4 billion a year, according to the …

Health

Pinnguaq named Best Social Enterprise in Canada at the Startup Canada Awards in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A month after receiving the award for Best Social Enterprise Startup in the North, Pinnguaq Association is proud to have been selected as 2017’s Best Social Enterprise in Canada at the Startup Canada Grand Finale in Ottawa.<p>Pinnguaq<p>“It is a tremendous honor …

Canada

After being slammed two years ago, Denver nonprofit for disabled has cleaned up, auditor says

A tax-funded nonprofit that serves Denver residents with disabilities has straightened out its spending after a damaging audit revealed problems …

Denver

Pats cheerleader runs nonprofit for women battling breast cancer

Photo courtesy of Miss Pink OrganizationOn Sundays in the fall you can find Ashley S. on the Gillette Stadium sidelines, cheering on the New England …

Cancer

$550K to Vista nonprofits from DEI's Forte for Children

DEI’s Forte for Children Foundation gave $550,000 in grants to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista along with the …

United States

'Predatory' East Village Landlord Agrees To Make Repairs For Embattled Tenants

<i>Susanne Adrian, who lives at 192-94 First Avenue, has cooked with a hotplate since June. Her landlord was ordered Thursday to restore gas and correct</i> …

New York City

Medica criticized for transferring money to for-profit unit

Gov. Mark Dayton and others are criticizing one of Minnesota's biggest health insurers for transferring $120 million from its nonprofit Minnesota HMO …

Business

Once again, Ottawa fails to support Canadian news

<i>Bob Cox is chair of News Media Canada.</i><p>The federal Liberal government has ignored its own members of Parliament – again.<p>Anyone following the furor over proposed changes to small-business taxes won't be surprised by this.<p>But it was disappointing nonetheless to see how Liberal cabinet ministers …

Bill Morneau

Organizer of Castile fundraiser has plans for nonprofit

The organizer of a fundraising campaign in honor of Philando Castile has plans to make it a self-sustaining nonprofit to help feed children.<p>Castile …

Philando Castile

This Utah Nonprofit Helped 100 Refugees Get Diplomas. Next: Jobs

As Donald Trump curbs the entry of displaced persons into the U.S., One Refugee—in a deep-red state—is helping them find opportunity in college and beyond.<p>Emma Shekina was convinced that American opportunity was passing her by. It was September 2014, and Shekina, then 21, had recently relocated to …

Salt Lake City

Bougie bagel costs $1,000 at NYC hotel

NEW YORK - A Big Apple hotel is offering an extravagant version of the city staple if you're willing to pay the price.<p>For a limited time, The Westin …

Bagels

Fresno Drives toward a Strong and Sustainable Community-Based Economy

Share8<p>Share2<p>Tweet17<p>Email<p>Shares 27<p>Fresno Alliance/Ooooby<p>October 17, 2017; Next City<p>Fresno, California’s fifth-most-populous city, defies many …

Sustainability

Meet The Encore Prize Winners Championing Youth

Mentoring young people is fantastic and I’d like to tell you about two inspiring organizations I just saw win $50,000 prizes for their ideas to do it: Hire Autism and Critical Bridge.<p>They’re the first recipients of The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge, awarded Monday in Boston by …

Autism

Funding A Nonprofit With Branded Products That Sell You

How one woman is changing the lives of children worldwide and funding her nonprofit with a water bottle.<p>Sometimes I get to interview people who are making amazing advances for business and design around the world... and sometimes I get to interview someone who has found their purpose in changing …

Business

Lil Jon Teams Up With Non Profit, Quietly Opens A Primary School In Ghana

Although he’s not making music anymore, rapper and renowned hype man Lil Jon is still making history. The ATLien, who is no stranger to acts of …

Black Culture

Nine Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Community Engagement

As a nonprofit organization, it is important to be engaged and relevant to the community that you are located in. By becoming an active member in the local area, not only can you increase the recognition of your organization, but you can also meet the people that make up the very community you …

Employee Engagement

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” Indeed, she had a …

Learning

Crisis in Puerto Rico Reveals Deeper US Political Fissures

Share97<p>Share7<p>Tweet19<p>Email<p>Shares 123<p>Puerto Rico National guard photo by Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos.<p>October 16, 2017; CNN, NPR, and The Hill<p>It’s less …

Caribbean

4 End-of-the-Year Tax-Savings Tasks to Complete Before Thanksgiving

Waiting until December to make charitable donations or start moving money between various accounts to save money on 2017 taxes can present several …

Retirement

Manassas approves sale that would save mobile-home park for residents

Residents of a Manassas mobile-home park who had been threatened with eviction will very likely be able to stay in their homes after the city agreed to allow a local nonprofit agency to buy the property.<p>The Manassas City Council voted unanimously Monday night to enable Catholics for Housing, a …

Politics

Keep, Return, or Regift? How to Cleanse Your Hands of Tainted Money

Share39<p>Share24<p>Tweet38<p>Email<p>Shares 101<p>Pixabay. Creative Commons 0. Public domain.<p>October 16, 2017; Star Tribune<p>Yesterday, <i>NPQ</i> ran a story by Jim …

Corruption

One Tough Thing For Swim Teams

By SwimSwam on SwimSwam <i>Courtesy of Elizabeth Wickham</i>For many teams, large and small, fundraising is a tough task that families face. With …

Swimming