Nonprofit news roundup, 09.09.16

Giving to arts groups falls when attendance grows, study finds

Donations to arts and culture organizations decreases when attendance increases, a new study says.

Researchers at the University of Missouri and Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey analyzed data from the Cultural Data Project, a group that tracks information on the arts and culture sector.

The study — “Do donors care about results? An analysis of nonprofits arts and cultural organizations.” — used attendance as a “performance metric” because, the researchers say, attendance can measure success across various types of events or exhibits and is considered a critical tool in measure performance of the success of arts and culture groups.

Better performance such as strong attendance, one of the researchers says, “creates an image of success” that can make an organization “appear less needy, which may lead to donors being less inclined to support them.”

Leadership program launched for girls

September 22 is the deadline for nonprofits in Guilford County to submit applications to use Girls Leadership Edge, a series of learning modules to provide leadership skills to girls ages 13 to 15.

The effort was funded with a grant from the Women’s Professional Forum Foundation and developed in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership and the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium.

Aging new focus of Junior League of Greensboro

Service to the aging population in Guilford County will be the focus of  community programs the Junior League of Greensboro supports starting in 2017-18.

The League is accepting proposals support and will hold an information session for grantseeking nonprofits on September 29 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its headquarters at 3101 West Friendly Ave.

Grant applications are due October 31.

Central Park NC gets $400,000

Central Park NC in Star has received a $400,000 grant from the Windgate Foundation in Arkansas to help fund building renovations and arts and crafts programming at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise.

Longleaf Collective seeks grant applications

Longleaf Collective, a giving circle in the Triangle for donors age 40 and younger who contributes 0.5 percent of their annual salary to a pooled fund, is seeking applications for a grant of up to $20,000.

In December, the group made a grant of $5,000 to the East Durham Children’s Initiative that was matched by a $6,000 grant from an anonymous donor.

October 7 is the deadline for submitting applications.

Wade Jurney Homes donating homes to military families

Wade Jurney Homes in Greensboro will donate six to eight homes to military families as part of an effort by national nonprofit Operation Homefront.

The first home will be located in Salisbury.

NC Navigator Consortium gets $2.4 million

The NC Navigator Consortium, a group of 13 health-care, legal-aid and social-service organizations, has been awarded a $2.4 million federal grant to help North Carolina consumers enroll in health-insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

The grant will fund the consortium’s outreach and enrollment activities through September 2017.

YWCA of Greensboro gets $29,000

YWCA of Greensboro has received a grant of $28,977 from Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina for its Home Sweet Home Project, which provides a toy or other item to every child who stays at the YWCA’s shelter.

AbolitionNC to host tea

AbolitionNC, a Greensboro nonprofit that assists survivors of human trafficking, will host its 2nd Annual Mad Hatter Tea at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro on September 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Event to benefit women with gynecologic cancers

The seventh annual Athena’s Run, presented by law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton will be held September 10 at 8:30 a.m. in Tanglewood Park at 4061 Clemmons Road in Clemmons.

In its first six years, the event raised over $400,000.

Pro-bono marketing available

September 14 is the deadline for nonprofits in the Piedmont Triad or Triangle to submit applications to SFW, a marketing agency with offices in Greensboro and Raleigh, for pro bono marketing services.

Event to benefit Out of The Garden Project

The 5th Annual Hearts for Hope fundraiser benefiting Out of The Garden Project in support hungry children and families in the Guilford County area will be held September 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at C3 Greensboro at 300 N.C. 68.

Golf event to benefit PLS Farm Ministry

The inaugural PLS Golf Tournament to benefit PLS Farm Ministry in Reidsville will be held September 24 at Greensboro National.

ConvergeSouth 2016 gets $5,000

ConvergeSouth 2016 has received a $5,000 grant for its 12th annual conference from the Millennium Fund, which is managed by The Winston-Salem Foundation.

The conference is being held September 16 at Wake Forest University’s Innovation Quarter.

Miracle League marks first 10 years

The Miracle League of the Triangle will celebrate its 10th anniversary on September 17.

Association of Health Underwriters names officers

Bruce Frizen, managing agent and president and CEO of L.E. Goodgame & Associates in Waxhaw, has been installed as president of the the North Carolina Association of Health Underwriters.

Wes Washel of Asheville has been named president-elect.

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club to host event

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point will host its 7th annual kickball classic tournament and food truck festival fundraiser September 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at

its offices at 121 SW Cloverleaf Place.

Free training for high school counselors, college access professionals

College Foundation of North Carolina is offering six free training sessions across the state in October designed to help high school counselors and college access professionals assist students and parents in applying for college and financial aid.

The sessions will be held October 5 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville; October 6 at Meredith College in Raleigh; October 10 at Queens University of Charlotte; October 11 at East Carolina University in Greenville and at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro; and October 14 at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington.

Diamente Center names board officers

Diamante Arts and Cultural Center in Cary named new officers for its board of directors, including Roberto Perez of Food Lion, board chair; and Augustine Roman, retired from Lenovo, vice chair.

KIPP Durham College Prep to mark opening

KIPP Durham College Prep will celebrate the opening of its newly renovated facility at the historic Holloway Street School on September 16.

Football game generates 7,000 cans of food for charity

The 20th annual Gate City Soup Bowl football game on September 3 between Greensboro College and Guilford College collected over 7,000 cans of food that will goto the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

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