News & Articles

Vegas Draws Youths Looking For Meaningful Relationships

June 1, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

The hope is that what happened in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. The jackpot for TribeFest organizers would be for the event to have a youthful impact on Jewish communities through the nation.

General Ramblings: Are There No Prisons?

June 1, 2012       Paul Clolery      

When are those single mothers going to learn that they need to get a third job to get themselves and their children out of poverty? Maybe if that guy across the street had stayed in school he would be employed. If you really want to work, you can find a job and pull yourself up from poverty.

Structural Leadership Gaps

June 1, 2012       Thomas McLaughlin      

Scan the group carefully if you ever find yourself in a meeting that includes chief executives of medium to large-sized established nonprofits. Chances are the age of most of the CEOs begins with a “6.”

Technology Leads The Way In Social Innovation

June 1, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

Steve Gleason is confined to a wheelchair and has trouble speaking. The former defensive back with the New Orleans Saints football team was diagnosed last year with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He’s creating a video journal to share with his newborn son, Rivers, in the future.

CVS Foundation Opens Grant Application Process

May 31, 2012       Zach Halper      

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has begun its 2012 grant application process. The trust’s grants support specific initiatives each year. For 2012, grants will be targeted to programs in two areas of focus access to health care, and children and inclusion.

Newman’s Own Celebrates 30 Years Of Giving

May 23, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Newman’s Own organic food company, the Newman’s Own Foundation, based in Westport, Conn., has announced its intention to donate $30 million to charities in 2012. The initial round of grantmaking, which will total about $10 million, has already begun and will continue on an ongoing basis throughout 2012.

Many Americans Don’t Recognize Poverty

May 16, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Americans don’t quite have an accurate picture of what poverty in the United States looks like, at least according to a new survey.

House Subcommittee Targets Nonprofits

May 16, 2012       Joann Weiner      

At a time when many nonprofits are seeing an increased demand for services amid government deficits at all levels, organizations are under increased congressional scrutiny of their tax-exempt status and their activities.

Flo Green Dead At 71

May 15, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

“Flo” Green, the long-time leader of the California Association of Nonprofits (CAN) has died. She was 71.

Public/Private Ventures To Shut Down

May 4, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) in Philadelphia, Pa., a 35-year-old nonprofit that performs research and evaluation to strengthen social programs for populations such as recently released prisoners and poverty-stricken youth, will close its doors this summer. “I want to express my deep sadness and regret,” said P/PV’s president, Nadya K. Shmavonian. “It was not a decision the board or I took lightly.”