Nonprofit news roundup, 01.24.14

Fundraising workshop set for Guilford nonprofits

Maximizing fundraising results will be the focus of the third annual World Café workshop for nonprofit leaders sponsored by the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium.

The event, to be held February 6 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 607 N. Greene Street in Greensboro, will feature Gordon D. Soenksen, chief development officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

After a brief presentation by Soenksen about strategic fundraising, including the aspects of “story, strategy and support,” workshop participants will connect with their peers in an interactive program.

The program costs $12 per person for members of the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium and $25 for non-members. The deadline for registration is January 27 and space is limited.

Allebaugh leaving Housing for New Hope

Terry Allebaugh, founder and executive director of Housing for New Hope, a nonprofit in Durham that works to fight homelessness, will step down at the end of May.

Katie Crowe, a member of the nonprofit’s board of directors and senior pastor at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, is chairing a team to find a successor, expected to be on the job in early summer.

Allebaugh says in a statement has has “known for some years now that I have run my course on what I have to offer in this role.”

After a break over the summer, he says, he hopes to have secured his next assignment, and expects it will include advocacy and policy work around poverty and homelessness.

Founded in 1992, the agency has developed a collaborative model that provides services and housing to over 1,000 households a year in the Triangle through two transitional housing programs; street outreach and engagement teams; an emergency assistance program; a housing development program with 74 units of supportive and workforce housing in Durham; and a rapid re-housing program.

CEO of Children’s Home Society dies; acting co-CEOs named

Ken Tutterow, president & CEO of Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, died January 10 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro after a brief illness.

Tutterow, who was 73, had served on the board of Children’s Home Society since 1986 and as president and CEO since 1990.

Under an emergency succession plan adopted by the agency’s board, Hector McEachern, vice president of human and operations, and Brian Manness, vice president of strategic advancement have been named to share the temporary role of acting president and CEO until the board names a successor.

National Christian Foundation of Raleigh receives $12.1 million

Donors to the Raleigh affiliate of the National Christian Foundation gave a record-high $12.1 million last year, up 23 percent from 2012 and bringing total giving by the affiliate to more than $50 million since 2005.

Donors in 2013 opened 66 new fund accounts at the affiliate in 2013, which now houses nearly 300 active funds.

Nationally, a total of $670 million was disbursed in 2013 by the Foundation’s 28 affiliates, brining to $4 billion the total that has been given to over 30,000 churches, ministries and charities.

Vanguard Charitable grants over $500 million

Vanguard Charitable, a donor-advised fund, granted over $500 million to charitable causes in 2013, up 15 percent increase from the previous year, and bringing to over $4 billion the grants it has made since it was founded by Vanguard in 1997 as an independent 501(c)3 charity.

In 2013, Vanguard Charitable issued 50,563 grants totaling $536 million, up 19 percent and 15 percent, respective, from 2012.

In the fourth quarter, Vanguard Charitable granted $190 million, up 19 percent from the same period a year earlier.

In addition to recommending grants, donors contributed over $904 million to Vanguard Charitable in 2013. Nearly 81 percent of the assets gifted were appreciated securities.

Smart Start gets $3 million

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is making a second $3 million grant over three years to the North Carolina Partnership for Children, or Smart Start, to expand Shape NC.

Through the initial grant, Shape NC, an early childhood initiative focused on increasing the number of young children starting kindergarten at a healthy weight, improved access to healthy fruits and vegetables and increased physical activity for over 1,000 North Carolina children.

The new grant will expand the program’s reach through the Smart Start network to 240 additional child care centers across the state.

TROSA opens thrift store

Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, or TROSA, has opened an 11,000-square-foot TROSA Thrift & Frame Store at 1703 E. Geer Street in Durham.

TROSA provides vocational training and comprehensive treatment services to nearly 800 individuals a year.

Allegacy nonprofit launches scholarship program

The Center for Smart Financial Choices, a nonprofit created in 2012 by Allegacy Federal Credit Union, is launching its first scholarship for current or rising youth and adult college students, including a financial education component, through a one-time anonymous donation of $5,500.

Allegacy opened the Center to assist consumers with the skills necessary to more effectively manage their money, credit, debt and financial planning.

LGBT Community Center teams with Freedom Center

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte and Freedom Center for Social Justice have formed a partnership to provide legal and employment services to the community through the newly established Freedom Center’s satellite location at the Community Center.

As part of the collaboration, the Freedom Center will present a series of clinics and workshops at the LGBT Community Center.

Joines to speak at Green Building Council event

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and Ilana Preuss, chief of staff at Smart Growth America, will be keynote speakers on February 20 for the annual event of the Piedmont-Triad Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council-North Carolina Chapter. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Biotech Place.

Food bank gets 4-star rating from charity watchdog

For the fourth straight year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina has received a 4-star rating, the highest designation awarded by charity evaluator Charity Navigator.

Greyhound adoption group to hold fundraising event

Project Racing Home Greyhound Adoptions in Randleman will hold its annual fundraising event, “Spring with the King,” on March 21 at the Greensboro Realtors Association at 23 Oak Branch Drive in Greensboro at 7 p.m. The event will feature Wayne Euliss, an Elvis tribute artist from Greensboro.

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