NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

The United Way of Greater Dayton Recently Received $500,000 from CareSource

CareSource | November 10, 2020

One Dayton-area nonprofits that serves the community has gotten a large boost in donations. The United Way of Greater Dayton recently received $500,000 from CareSource. Of that amount, $400,000 will stay in the Dayton region, and the remaining amount will go to other areas within CareSource's multi-state footprint in Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and Indiana.

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The importance of effective donor engagement and stewardship to promote sustained relationships is vital to an organization's survival.Within this eBook, you'll find a description of the following aspects of donor engagement :The Importance of Donor Retention,Implementing a Strategy to Retain Donors,Delighting Current Donors.


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NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY

Digitunity is Connecting Military Families With Technology

Digitunity | November 14, 2022

Frequent relocation takes a significant toll on military personnel and their families. A lack of technology can make this even more difficult. That's why Digitunity partners with organizations including Tech for Troops, Heroes Deserve Help, The Outlook Foundation, and The Armed Services YMCA, to connect military families, regardless of location, with devices like computers for remote learning and work. The technology gap between those who don't have access to the internet and digital devices versus those who do is referred to as the digital divide. This disparity prevents underserved groups from gaining access to the educational and economic resources that they need. Digitunity is a national nonprofit that bridges the digital divide by connecting technology donors with non-profit organizations serving people in need, including military families and veterans. "On average, military-connected kids attend 6-9 schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. This illustrates how relocation can have a negative impact on military families, Our partnerships with outstanding veterans' organizations in our Digital Opportunity Network put these life-changing devices in the hands of those who need them most. In this age of digital connectedness, we believe no military family member should go without the technology they need. That's why we're thrilled to be fostering collaboration, engaging boots-on-the-ground organizations, and putting in the work to keep these families connected." -Scot Henley, executive director of Digitunity. Military families rely on technology to manage deployment and frequent relocation. Communication with friends and family relies on email, voice, and video calls. Military spouses often work remote jobs to accommodate their frequent moves. Children often need to attend classes and complete homework online. When only the military service member is relocated, a laptop is often the only means of communication between them and their family. One Digitunity partner, The Outlook Foundation, provides computers to deployed service personnel and their stateside families, ensuring family members can communicate with one another and access the services they need. The Armed Services YMCA, another Digitunity partner, specializes in aiding junior enlisted military personnel and their families through social, educational, and recreational programs focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Many of these programs occur remotely through technology. About Digitunity: Since the 1980s, Digitunity has advanced digital inclusion by connecting donors of technology with organizations serving people in need. Our mission is to ensure everyone who needs a computer has one, along with robust internet connectivity and digital literacy skills.

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FUNDRAISING

Mama Bears Giving Circle Raises Over $80,000 for LGBTQ+ Benefiting Nonprofits

Legacy Collective | October 17, 2022

Legacy Collective's Mama Bears Giving Circle has raised over $80,000 to issue grants to nonprofits supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Each of the four LBGTQ+ focused nonprofits chosen in the first grant round received $17,500 to continue their work. The participating partner organizations receiving funding are Trevor Project, Gender Spectrum, GLSEN, and Tyler Clementi Foundation. In addition to these nonprofits, Real Mama Bears has received over $10,000 to help further their reach. Founder of Real Mama Bears, Liz Dyer, shares her feelings about the success of the first grant round and the future of the Mama Bears Giving Circle. "I'm so excited about what the Mama Bears Giving Circle has already accomplished and I'll never forget what it feels like to award these first four grants, But, we have only just begun! There is so much more work to be done, so many more LGBTQ+ lives to touch and encourage. My hope is that this great beginning will inspire thousands of others to join the Mama Bears Giving Circle and take advantage of this opportunity for us to collectively invest in making the world a kinder, safer, more loving place for all LGBTQ+ people to live and thrive." -Liz Dyer,Founder of Real Mama Bears. The Mama Bears Giving Circle donors have voted on four new nonprofit partners. The second round of funding raised from the giving circle will be allocated to the following organizations: Texas Health Action: The Kind Clinic: Since 2015, Texas Health Action has provided health services without stigma or judgment and has empowered the community through outreach and education. Texas Health Action operates Kind Clinic, TeleKind, and Waterloo Counseling Center. Resource Center: Resource Center empowers the LGBTQIA+ communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities and providing transformative education and advocacy. Covenant House Greater Washington: Covenant House Greater Washington serves the region by supporting and transforming the lives of youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness, disconnection, and exploitation by offering a safe harbor and supportive services to help these young adults in achieving housing, career, and economic stability. Keshet: Keshet equips Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities and create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued, and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide. About Legacy Collective: Legacy Collective works to engage systemic problems related to social issues by resourcing what we believe to be the most innovative efforts and funding the most critical projects.

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FUNDRAISING, PHILANTHROPY

CHICAGO-BASED NONPROFIT HELPS DONORS GIVE AWAY $1 BILLION DOLLARS

Lever for Change | October 07, 2022

Lever for Change, a Chicago-based nonprofit, has just hit a major milestone, reaching its goal of facilitating $1 billion in philanthropic grants by 2023, ahead of schedule. The money was awarded by donors to support and develop organizations solving some of the world's biggest problems. Efforts include helping 10 million Texans gain access to mental health care, supplying 26,000 pounds of food yearly to West and South side Chicago neighborhoods, supporting 13,000+ diverse adult job seekers interested in tech careers in U.S. urban communities, helping 20,640 new entrepreneurs in Uganda and Ethiopia establish businesses, advancing racial equity worldwide, providing support to 1 million refugees in 10 different countries, and much, much more. Since inception, Lever for Change has developed and managed customized challenges on behalf of a variety of funders and their advisors—from high-profile donors including Pivotal Ventures (Melinda French Gates' investment and incubation company) to institutional funders like the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, corporate funders such as the LEGO Foundation, as well as philanthropic advisors, and new and anonymous donors. An affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Lever for Change has driven this $1 billion in funding with a new model of philanthropy aimed at shaking up the world of grant giving with large-scale, customized challenges to find and fund bold solutions from a wide array of creative thinkers—many of whom have been historically marginalized or underrepresented. Lever for Change connects ultra-high-net-worth donors and institutions with these creative thinkers, facilitating large-scale grants far bigger than what's typical in the world of philanthropy. "Our goal is to build a philanthropic sector as bold as the change it seeks to achieve. Donors tend to award small grants over short time frames to organizations they know. But we think change is best driven in bigger, bolder ways, What really sets us apart from other philanthropic advisors is our emphasis on open and equitable sourcing of ideas, funding at scale, and trust in grantees to define solutions. We are changing who and what gets funded." -Dr. Cecilia Conrad, CEO Lever for Change. All Lever for Change challenge finalists become members of the Bold Solutions Network, a growing global network that helps members secure additional funding and amplify their impact. The team at Lever for Change curates and actively shares relevant solutions with funders while assisting members in improving their pitch. The $1 billion in funding comes from donor-sponsored challenges ranging from $10 million to $140 million and dedicated efforts to leverage additional philanthropic capital. So far, challenge sponsors have given $413 million to outstanding organizations, and ninety additional donors have contributed $651 million to finalists and other highly rated proposals. BACKGROUND ON LEVER FOR CHANGE: Lever for Change connects donors with bold solutions to the world's biggest problems—including issues like racial inequity, gender inequality, lack of access to economic opportunity, and climate change. Using an inclusive, equitable model and due diligence process, Lever for Change creates customized challenges and other tailored funding opportunities. Top-ranked teams and challenge finalists become members of the Bold Solutions Network—a growing global network that helps secure additional funding, amplify members' impact, and accelerate social change. Founded in 2019 as a nonprofit affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Lever for Change has recently influenced over $1 billion in grants and provided support to more than 145 organizations.

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FUNDRAISING, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY

First Horizon Foundation Commits $500,000 to Affected Communities

First Horizon | October 10, 2022

First Horizon Foundation announced today its pledge of $500,000 to help communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. These funds will be distributed to nonprofit organizations which will address the needs of affected areas. Applications for funding to 501c-3 organizations can be submitted online at https://firsthorizonfoundation.com/IanRelief Immediately following the storm, First Horizon Corporation provided manpower and distributed essential supplies, including water, ice, food, and fuel, to associates and will continue to provide financial support through its Associate Relief Fund. The majority of First Horizon banking centers in affected areas are now open. In addition, ATMs have been deployed in Ft. Myers to meet clients' cash needs. Clients can visit www.firsthorizon.com for updates on business operations, fee waivers, loan deferrals and other recovery resources. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone experiencing loss from this devasting storm, We stand ready to help rebuild and restore the lives of our associates, clients and the communities we serve." -Bryan Jordan President and CEO First Horizon. About the First Horizon Foundation: First Horizon Foundation is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corporation. Founded in 1993, the Foundation has donated more than $125 million to meet community needs. Grants from the Foundation support the following impact areas: Arts & Culture, Education & Leadership, Environment, Financial Literacy, and Health & Human Services. About First Horizon: First Horizon Corp. (NYSE: FHN), with $85.1 billion in assets as of June 30, 2022, is a leading regional financial services company, dedicated to helping our clients, communities and associates unlock their full potential with capital and counsel. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, the banking subsidiary First Horizon Bank operates in 12 states across the southern U.S. The Company and its subsidiaries offer commercial, private banking, consumer, small business, wealth and trust management, retail brokerage, capital markets, fixed income, and mortgage services. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Fortune and Forbes magazines and a Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Bank.

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The importance of effective donor engagement and stewardship to promote sustained relationships is vital to an organization's survival.Within this eBook, you'll find a description of the following aspects of donor engagement :The Importance of Donor Retention,Implementing a Strategy to Retain Donors,Delighting Current Donors.

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