Fall 2017 Grants in Action Tours

Our donors have asked, and we have answered! Join us for one, or both Grants in Action tours to learn more about the nonprofit organizations that we are partnering with through the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. We are committed to early childhood development through Our Focus: Youth Literacy, and are … Continued

Donor Profile: Jim Emshoff

 “I don’t want to just sit and write about this, I want to do something. I have a passion to be involved.” If I had to use one word to describe Jim, it would have to be fascinating. As an educator and businessman, from the moment he starts speaking it’s … Continued

The Push to Merge

The M word. Often suggested by funders recognizing the abundance of nonprofit organizations doing similar work in a community, and equally feared by nonprofit leaders doing that work. Over the last few years, mergers have become a hot topic in the philanthropic world, bringing both their negative connotation of failure, as well as … Continued

Arts nonprofits aim to increase access

Art of Cool Project, a Durham nonprofit formed in 2011 to provide jazz and build an audience for it, wants a physical home and a way to expand its audience, build its donor base and find corporate sponsors. American Dance Festival, which also is in Durham and is celebrating its … Continued