Giving Your Time: Why Serve on a Nonprofit Board?

For Michelle Pavliv, it happened by accident. In 2004, when her friend suggested they join The National Charity League Inc., a national nonprofit organization with local chapters providing ways for mothers and daughters to serve in their communities together, Pavliv saw it as good bonding time with her own daughter, … Continued

A Park with Community at Heart

A park for everyone, built by everyone. That is the foundational vision driving the creation of Dorothea Dix Park in downtown Raleigh. A place where play and adventure are as large as you can imagine, where lush meadow stretches as far as the eye can see, and where history is … Continued

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: Orange County Update

The Orange County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (OCCGLR) aims to develop childhood readiness and reading by third grade, and, like its counterparts in Chatham, Durham, and Wake Counties, further seeks to address the disparities that exist in learning and reading for children from communities of color. In its early planning stages … Continued

The Product of Opportunity

He seems to own any room he enters. With his boisterous and booming voice, “Cheshire cat” smile, and colorful suits, without knowing Farad Ali, you might assume that he was born into a privileged life. But you’d be wrong. “I didn’t know I was poor, but I was poor,” Ali … Continued

What Matters: Women

Nearly 800 (our largest crowd ever!) community leaders joined us for What Matters: Women on Tuesday, April 24th at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn more about how women continue to be disproportionately affected in relation to health, housing, employment, and education. We know that when women are empowered and … Continued

Donor Profile: Jack Clayton

What are you passionate about? What issue(s) speak to you? There’s more than one, but right off the bat, I would say youth leadership. I’ve been involved with Boy Scouts for a long time – in Durham where I became an Eagle Scout and in Raleigh where I was an … Continued

What does a community foundation do?

Community foundations are grantmaking public charities that are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographic area. They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Community foundations vary widely in asset size, ranging from less than … Continued