Monthly Archives: December 2013

Philanthropy Journal goes on hiatus, seeks input

As North Carolina State University’s fall semester winds down, so will our routine publication of the Philanthropy Journal Newsletter and update of our website. We will take this time to review our business model to better articulate our value proposition; what is it that sets PJ apart from other philanthropy news outlets and resource providers? If you would like to share your ideas, please take this short survey.read more

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12.18.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

Wake Technical Community College raises more than $17.5 million in first major gifts campaign, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina appoints new board members, an anonymous donor helps 1,600 Salvation Army Angels, Carolina Diesel Trucks Christmas Convoy delivers Toys for Tots, and more. read more

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Trend Spotter: Using social media

Many nonprofit organizations use their websites and social media to raise awareness about the work that they do. Even relatively small nonprofit organizations in North Carolina are using these tools to cultivate volunteers and appeal to donors, as well as the broader community. While most nonprofit organizations are focused mainly on using Facebook and their websites, some organizations are using Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to reach out to their volunteers, donors and the broader community. Although nonprofits like that social media helps them publicize their events and activities and reach out to new audiences, many do not have the time, staff or capacity to effectively use and manage social media. Some wonder about the return on investment. The good news is that there are number of resources available to nonprofits who are interested in investing in the use of social mediaread more

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Assessing accountability measures governing nonprofit grant funding at the county level in North Carolina

As nonprofits deliver more services once provided by local governments that face tight fiscal times, four objective accountability measures can help smooth the relationship between nonprofits and government, Nick Byrne, a UNC J.D. candidate, explains in his research.read more

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12.12.13: U.S. Nonprofit News

Hasbro employees celebrate the holidays with children on Global Day of Joy, UJA-Federation raises record $26 million at Wall Street dinner, new Madeira Global Foundation focuses on for-profit social enterprises, new Community Resilience Fund helps nonprofits in hard times, and more. read more

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12.11.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

Discovery Place in Charlotte selects a new CEO, GSK IMPACT Awards recognize nine Triangle nonprofits, Open Door Ministries of High Point plans dinner to honor homeless, Urban Ministry Center of Charlotte plans a concert with the Blind Boys of Alabama, and more. read more

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The patient is waiting, impatiently: A philanthropic model for accelerating adoption of medical technology

Nonprofits can make real, game-changing progress in medical innovation, and the need for private philanthropy to close a critical gap that industry and government cannot fulfill has never been greater, says Neal F. Kassell, MD, founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.read more

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12.05.13: U.S. Nonprofit News

The Children’s Medical Center in Dallas receives $18.9 million to create center for foster care children, Heather Nesle is selected as the new president of the New York Life Foundation, crowdsourcing campaign Give Miami Day raises $3.26 million for 400 nonprofits, relief efforts of tornadoes and typhoons gain steam, and more. read more

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12.04.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

John Rex Endowment gives $2 million to Project Enlightenment for a parenting project, Benevolence Farm receives $5,000 to help women released from prison, McKinney and Urban Ministries of Durham offer naming rights to items that fight homelessness, Be Santa to a Senior brings holiday visits and gifts to seniors, and more. read more

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Creating effective mission and vision statements starts with asking questions

Mission and vision statements are pretty standard for nonprofit organizations. But their creation and revision over time can challenge even the most effective nonprofit managers. SHOESTRING: the nonprofit’s agency shows that answering a few questions and sticking to a simple formula should make the process easier. read more

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