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Rich Clerkin to Lead Institute for Nonprofits

Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement at NC State University. He will lead the institute’s research, teaching and engagement, and work with North Carolina nonprofit partners to extend NC State research to serve the state.
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Replogle Inspires Students to Find Their Purpose

Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle energized an audience of students, faculty and community leaders at the inaugural Dinners With Purpose on October 29th at NC State University. His talk, Leading With Purpose: 21st Century Business Leadership, illustrated the need for innovative and creative thinking in both the public and private sectors to address the challenges we face as a society.
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A message to our readers

Dear Philanthropy Journal Readers,
Thank you for all of your ideas about how we can improve the Philanthropy Journal to make sure we are meeting your needs. We appreciate these insights. They are proving to be an important part of the research we are doing as we have been recharging our batteries on our yearlong sabbatical.
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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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11.21.13: U.S. Nonprofit News

Blackbaud selects a new CEO, Eli and Edythe Broad gave $100 million more to the Broad Institute for biomedical research, AdoptAClassroom.org and JCPenny donated $1 million to help 7,000 teachers purchase classroom supplies, the new Team Type 1 Foundation targets diabetes in the U.S. and developing countries, nonprofits and businesses drive a massive relief efforts in the Philippines, and more. read more

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11.20.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

SAFEchild raises more than $217,000 to prevent child abuse, The Duke Endowment selects a new vice president, ActivateGood kicks off a volunteering pledge drive on Giving Tuesday, ASU students turn the Hunger Games into a canned food drive, and more. read more

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Who do you want on your board — and why? Intentional board development creates sustainability

Patti Gillenwater, CEO of Elinvar, shows how intentionally building your board will ensure the sustainability of your nonprofit and the engagement of your board members.read more

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11.14.13: U.S. Nonprofit News

Walmart gives $2 million to support veterans and their families this holiday season, nonprofits rally to help after Typhoon Haiyan hits the Philippines, the Ana Grace Project aims to spread love after the Sandy Hook school shooting, and more. read more

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11.13.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

V Foundation for Cancer Research awards $10.8 million in grants; Durham Rescue Mission opens new dorm, earns recognition and receives grants; the John Rex Foundation elects new officers; UPS grant helps Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina deliver financial literacy programs; and more. read more

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