Nonprofit news roundup, 02.14.14

Methodist Home raises $235,000, honors ‘Guardian Angels’

Methodist Home for Children in Raleigh raised $235,000 through its January 25 gala to support its ministry to vulnerable children and families in North Carolina.

At the gala, which in its 17th year drew over 500 guests, the Methodist Home inducted individuals and entities into its Guardian Agency Society in recognition of their commitment to children in need.

Those inducted were Louise Burevitch of Wilmington; Hunter Snow Mission Fund for Children; James and Mildred Wilkinson Charitable Trust; Millbrook United Methodist Church of Raleigh; and Jenny and Erik Ross of Apex.

Blackbaud posts growth in revenue, net income

Blackbaud, a provider of software and services for nonprofits, reported increases in revenue and net income for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2013.

Total revenue grew to $134.9 million for the fourth quarter and $503.8 million for the year, up from $120.1 million and $447.4 million, respectively, for the same periods last year.

Net income grew to $11.8 million, or 26 cents a share, for the fourth quarter, and $30.5 million, or 67 cents a share, for the year, up from $3.3 million, or 7 cents a share, and $6.6 million or 15 cents a share, respectively, in the same periods last year.

Blackbaud’s board of directors approved a first quarter dividend of 12 cents a share payable on March 14 to stockholders of record on February 28.

Blackbaud reported it works with over 29,000  customers in 69 countries that raise over $100 billion a year using its technology.

SAFEchild gets $25,000

SAFEchild, a child abuse prevention agency in Raleigh, received $25,000 from the Nationwide Foundation to support a parents program in collaboration with Motheread, a nonprofit that combines the teaching of literacy skills with child development and family empowerment

NCCJ receives $35,000, schedules awards dinner

The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad has received four grants, totaling $35,000, that will support programs for youth and adults throughout the Triad.

NCCJ also has scheduled the 48th Annual NCCJ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award Dinner for November 13, 2014.

Grants include:

* $15,000 from the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation Grant for Human Service at United Way of Greater Greensboro to support programming for ANYDAY, a one-day program that introduces the concepts of social justice, inclusion and diversity.

* $10,000 from the John J. Pohanka Family Foundation for general operational support.

* $5,000 from Ecolab Foundation to support programming for ANYTOWN, a residential summer program that provides Guilford County students with an opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of students.

* $5,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro for the Community Conversations program partnership with the City of Greensboro.

Chairing this year’s awards dinner, to be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, are Don and Jayne Cameron.

Don Cameron is retired president emeritus of Guilford Technical Community College and president and CEO of Don Cameron & Associates, an educational leadership consulting firm.

Jayne Cameron is a retired Guilford County Schools media specialist.

The conference is expected to attract over 1,000 business and community leaders to recognize a citizen or citizens of the Piedmont Triad region for making significant contributions toward creating a community free of bias, bigotry and racism.

Winston-Salem Foundation gives $558,000

The Winston-Salem Foundation in January made 26 community grants totaling $558,143 to organizations the areas of animal welfare, arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and public interest.

Goodwill gets $21,000

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem received a $21,000  grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to provide a comprehensive suite of youth career planning, development, education, training and job placement services to at-risk youth.

Goodwill plans to put the program into effect in Forsyth and Stokes counties, working to help youth develop career plans; complete high school or obtain a GED; be better prepared to make career and life choices; select education and training opportunities; and obtain employment.

Goetz Foundation gets $1,500

Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation received a $1,500 grant from the Archway Foundation. The grant recognizes NZMG Foundation’s work to help couples facing infertility through domestic adoption.

Junior Achievement teams with maker of Texas Pete

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina announced a partnership with TW Garner Food Company, the maker of Texas Pete hot sauces, to provide programming that introduces every first grade student at North Hills Elementary School in Winston-Salem to concepts of entrepreneurship, employment, goods and services, and the difference between wants and needs.

Teens honored for volunteerism

Molly Paul, 15, and Leanne Joyce, 14, have been named North Carolina’s top two youth volunteers of 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Molly, a sophomore at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, operates Raleigh Aquatic Turtle Adoption, an adoption agency for unwanted pet turtles, and also makes and sells soap products to support native turtles, their habitat and conservation education.

Leanne, an eighth-grader at Grey Culbreth Middle School in Chapel Hill, started “Positive Impact for Kids,” a nonprofit that raises money for gifts for sick children and teens in 18 pediatric hospitals across 15 states.

Bowman joins Mint Museum board

Charles Bowman, North Carolina and Charlotte market president for Bank of America, has joined board of trustees at The Mint Museum in Charlotte.

Storr Office Environments to donate office makeovers

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Storr Office Environments in Raleigh will give away $100,000 in office makeovers to two local nonprofits.

Indiana nonprofit sector grew through recession

Despite two recessions that hit Indiana’s for-profit sector hard, the state’s nonprofit sector grew every year from 1995 through 2011, although that growth was uneven and driven mainly by the nonprofit health care and education industries, says a new report from Indiana University.

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