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The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $2.4M in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in NYC
July 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

The New York Women’s Foundation announced a total of $2.4 million in grants awarded to 37 organizations working to promote economic security and justice for women and families throughout New York City. Building on the foundation’s history of success, these investments show strategic growth and continue to strengthen their position as the premier women’s fund…

Harold Alfond Foundation Pledges $7.5M to Drive Transformational Change in Professional Graduate Education
July 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

The Harold Alfond Foundation has announced a $7.5 million challenge grant to the University of Maine System to support the Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies. The grant represents the largest private gift to a multi-campus effort in the University System’s history. The Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies (the Maine Center) will combine the…

Learning to Bridge a Generation Gap in Philanthropy
July 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

A decade ago, shortly before their daughter, Caitlin Heising, started her freshman year at Brown University, Liz Simons, a former teacher, and her husband, Mark Heising, the founder of an investment firm, established the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family philanthropy focused initially on education, climate and the physical sciences. “I’ve always asked a lot of questions…

How 'Catalytic Philanthropy' Could Solve Global Waste
July 18, 2017 at 11:54 am

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access…

Disasters and Climate Change: Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees
July 18, 2017 at 11:34 am

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. The rise in conflict globally has resulted in the occurrence of 20 displacements per minute last year and a new record high for the total number of people affected by displacement...

A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation Provides $10M Transformational Donation
July 12, 2017 at 11:02 am

Boulder Crest Retreat announces a $10 million donation from the  A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation. This is the largest gift in Boulder Crest Retreat's history. The gift provides the capacity to expand its programs to the western U.S. for veterans and families who are healing from combat-related stress. After 16 years of war, the longest…

Nonprofits Battle Radical ____ Extremism
July 12, 2017 at 10:56 am

Without a doubt, the best thing about working with nonprofits is the feeling of being involved in their missions—even if the view is from the backseat, rather than riding up front. Each nonprofit client that Turnkey works with has a worthy mission. But every now and then, a nonprofit comes onto our radar that really resonates with us personally...

Fanning the Flames of the AIDS Crisis in the US South
July 10, 2017 at 10:06 am

Recently, Mississippi’s State Department of Health announced it will no longer offer HIV screenings for free. Effective July 1, the Health Department began charging a $25 fee for all sexually transmitted diseases and HIV tests and lab work at all of its clinics. You may think that this is a relatively nominal fee and unlikely…

Is the Nonprofit Sector for You?
July 7, 2017 at 8:20 am

Is the nonprofit sector for you? If you have any doubts, do some soul-searching and due diligence. At the end of the day, I care passionately to help others, and I am purpose-driven. It is about making a difference...

Amazon Matches Donations to Friendship Place Up to $1M
June 28, 2017 at 11:56 am

A generous match donation from Amazon will help a D.C. organization get more homeless families off the streets and into homes and jobs in the local community. Friendship Place announced Wednesday that Amazon has agreed to match all donations made to their organization now through the end of the year—up to $1 million. Friendship Place…

Paving the Way: Unsung Hero
June 28, 2017 at 11:51 am

Waste Not is a nonprofit organization that collects an average of 8,000 to 10,000 pounds of excess perishable food daily and delivers the food to over 100 agencies that feed the hungry, which include schools, after-school programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes...

6 Great Summer Reads for Fundraisers
June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Summer is a perfect time to catch up on good books. Not only salacious romance novels and suspenseful mysteries, but also reading that can advance your skills, career and overall perspective. Looking for a management page-turner? A book about a nonprofit pioneer that you just can’t put down?...

New App Encourages Businesses to Stop Wasting Food
June 20, 2017 at 11:17 am

Feeding America has 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs and is continuing to grow. Its dedication to ending hunger in the U.S. has led them to their next initiative: MealConnect. In partnership with, General Mills and Walmart Foundation, Feeding America created a technology platform that makes it easier...