After 21 years of reporting on the charitable world, I have officially launched Philanthropy North Carolina, offering news and media services for nonprofits.
I also have left the Philanthropy Journal, a publication I edited since founding it in 1993.
I left because the Institute for Nonprofits at North Carolina State University, PJ’s home since January 2010, eliminated my job, saying it wants to take PJ in a different direction. A second position at PJ also was eliminated, and the remaining two PJ staffers quit.
Through Philanthropy North Carolina, at www.philnc.org, I will continue to report on nonprofits, foundations, corporate giving, individual philanthropy, fundraising, and trends and best practices in the charitable world.
And I will be providing writing and advisory services for the sector.
I also will continue to write about nonprofits and philanthropy in my regular columns in the Business Journals in the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte areas of North Carolina, and for The NonProfit Times.
So please visit Philanthropy North Carolina, sign up for my free newsletter and RSS feed, send news when you have it, and keep me in mind for writing or advisory work you may need at your organization.
Details about the services I am offering can be found on the Philanthropy North Carolina website.
This is an extraordinary time for charitable world.
The economy has slammed nonprofits and funders alike, and the future is uncertain, if not grim, to say the least.
But tough times also represent an opportunity for change and innovation, and for getting back to basics.
I look forward to continue reporting on the important work all of you do, and working with you to advance our collective mission of serving people and places in need.
— Todd Cohen