Special to the Philanthropy Journal by Chris Calmer, UMB Bank The season of giving is upon us and as you start to think of how you can be charitable this year, consider the gift of scholarship. It’s a different way of giving back and can leave a legacy for years to...
Special to the Philanthropy Journal By Eric B. Gordon Back in the mid-1960s, a small business college was interested in creating a more traditional campus several miles from the heart of the city. It reached out to area businesses, foundations and prominent...
By Sandy Cyr A strategic plan is an important tool for any nonprofit organization. Equipped with a plan, organizations can chart their course. There is often a great deal of dialogue around the planning process itself, and rhetoric about keeping the plan a living...
Special to the Philanthropy Journal By Jeremy Singer Successful businesses thrive on a performance culture. Everyone from the board chair to the newest hire understands how the company defines success and how their work contributes to it. An emphasis on measurable...
Common Wealth Charlotte believes that establishing pathways to financial stability and empowerment is critical to our community’s efforts to address its economic mobility challenges.
By becoming leaner in its operations, more selective and engaged in its recruiting practices, more strategic in fundraising and development strategies, and more intentional in research and development, Shaw University’s renaissance has been nothing less than transformational.
Through the use of local technology and media arts, Footage Foundation supports young people so that their experiences are communicated, their voices are amplified, and their solutions are acted upon to inspire sustainable transformation.
Central to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships’ work is making sure provides proper support for its members of secondary educators. The organization does so through continual adaptation while promoting quality practices among its members and its own work.
BimBam, sometimes referred to as the “Schoolhouse Rock for Jews,” has embraced new media to reach its target audience. Learn about how the organization finds inventive ways to educate on traditional Judaic practices.
Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham is one of the oldest charter schools in North Carolina. The organization has sustained due to the collaborative work of its teachers, staff, board, families and, of course, the hard work of their students.
A good leader allows others to take ownership over the things around them. Just as he does on the field, Rashad Jennings integrates this belief into the work of the Rashad Jennings Foundation, with programs focus on literacy, mentorship, health and fitness for elementary through high school students.
Despite challenges facing many higher education institutions, Green Mountain College has demonstrated the ability to innovate and strengthen its reputation and financial footings. Here are some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
The Omega Institute was born out of the belief that if you if you work on yourself, if you become a kinder, more compassionate person, the world will become a better place. Now in its 40th year, almost 1 million people have participated in Omega’s workshops, conferences and retreats that are designed to inspire personal and social change.
While Read and Feed provides meals and tutoring to Kindergarten and elementary school children, it is so much more than a literacy program.