October 25, 2014

Social entrepreneurship initiative launches at NC State

From left to right: Elizabeth Benefield, Kevin Miller, Ignitius Bwoogi, Julia Storberg-Walker, Keegan Guizard, Natalie Von Windheim and Ankesh Madan participated in the first social entrepreneurship planning session. Motivated and engaged NCSU students are launching social entrepreneurship projects to change the world. A new initiative seeks to forge a vision for how students, faculty and community partners can "do good" in addition to doing well, says Elizabeth Benefield, program coordinator with the Institute for Nonprofits.
  • Wake Technical Community College raises more than $17.5 million in first major gifts campaign, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina appoints new board members, an anonymous donor helps 1,600 Salvation Army Angels, Carolina Diesel Trucks Christmas Convoy delivers Toys for Tots, and more.
    December 18, 2013
  • Discovery Place in Charlotte selects a new CEO, GSK IMPACT Awards recognize nine Triangle nonprofits, Open Door Ministries of High Point plans dinner to honor homeless, Urban Ministry Center of Charlotte plans a concert with the Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.
    December 11, 2013
  • John Rex Endowment gives $2 million to Project Enlightenment for a parenting project, Benevolence Farm receives $5,000 to help women released from prison, McKinney and Urban Ministries of Durham offer naming rights to items that fight homelessness, Be Santa to a Senior brings holiday visits and gifts to seniors, and more.
    December 4, 2013
  • NC State senior Ellen Furby is among 19 North Carolina college students honored with the 2013 Community Impact Student Award. Furby leads Feed the Pack, a campus-based food pantry that is gaining national attention.
    December 2, 2013
  • SAFEchild raises more than $217,000 to prevent child abuse, The Duke Endowment selects a new vice president, ActivateGood kicks off a volunteering pledge drive on Giving Tuesday, ASU students turn the Hunger Games into a canned food drive, and more.
    November 20, 2013
  • V Foundation for Cancer Research awards $10.8 million in grants; Durham Rescue Mission opens new dorm, earns recognition and receives grants; the John Rex Foundation elects new officers; UPS grant helps Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina deliver financial literacy programs; and more.
    November 13, 2013
  • It’s Nonprofit Awareness Month — a great time to celebrate the hard work of nonprofits, volunteers and donors who make a difference in their communities and to give back yourself. Find local events near you throughout November.
    November 11, 2013
  • Lori Lee, founder of Me Foundation, competes for national honors as L’Oreal’s Women of Worth; local philanthropists give $2.6 million for Methodist University’s health sciences building, Crown Imports donates $150,000 to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center; and more.
    November 6, 2013
  • Johnson C. Smith University receives $2.5 million Duke Endowment grant for scholarships, the Watauga Crisis Assistance Network seeks to warm homes, Susan G. Komen gives awards to North Carolina contributors, and more.
    October 30, 2013
  • Triangle Land Conservancy and Triangle Community Foundation create $1.1 million environmental fund, N.C. Museum of History launches Indiegogo campaign to support film exhibit, Alley Cats and Angels is named Top Nonprofit of 2013 by GreatNonprofits, voting in Bands4Good Challenge 2013 to support military nonprofits, and more.
    October 23, 2013

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