'We Generation': Tweens volunteer, start non-profits
October 15, 2010

Despite what you may have heard, tweens aren't all about social networking, iPods, the mall and celebrities. Growing numbers of pre-teens and early teens are giving tweens a new face: a socially responsible young citizen. They're not only doing good in their local communities, but having a global impact. Some have created their own non-profits, and most have websites enlisting the support of kids like themselves who also want to help others.

Boy Scouts get $25 million gift from Dallas oilman
October 6, 2010

On the day the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts grew $25 million richer, Trevor Rees-Jones and Rex Tillerson were riding around in a golf cart at the national Jamboree, witnessing firsthand the power of Scouting.

That was two months ago when Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, asked fellow Dallas oilman Rees-Jones to make a $25 million donation to the local chapter. It was a lofty sum, more than anybody has given a regional Scouting chapter.

Metro United Way makes special emergency funds available to nonprofits
October 5, 2010

With many charities facing grave financial conditions because of the recession, Metro United Way is making $475,000 available to area nonprofits.

Traditionally, United Way doesn’t distribute money collected in its annual giving campaign until after July 1.

But Joe Tolan, United Way president and chief executive officer, said that many local nonprofits have been forced to decrease staff, close programs, cut staff training, and limit the number of people served because of funding cuts.

Cydcor Names Operation Smile Corporate Cause of the Year
September 9, 2010

Cydcor, the leading provider of outsourced, face-to-face sales teams, names Operation Smile this year’s official corporate cause.  The international children’s medical charity treats facial deformities, such as cleft lips and palates, around the globe.  Cydcor is partnering with its network of independently owned and operated offices to raise funds for the organization.

St. Jude, Chili's Expand Online Giving Efforts During Seventh Annual Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childh
September 4, 2010

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and Chili's® Grill & Bar are tapping into the power of the digital world, making it easier than ever for guests to donate to St. Jude during the seventh annual Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer campaign. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and now through Sept. 30, guests can donate in restaurants nationwide, online, or via text message. Donations made during the Create-A-Pepper campaign support the St. Jude mission of finding cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

Druckenmiller Sends Millions to Children, Robin Hood
August 31, 2010

Last year, billionaire fund manager Stanley F. Druckenmiller shifted $700 million of his own money to his family foundation. Before the transfer, the foundation had assets of about $6.5 million.

Transferring a quarter of his reported net worth to the nonprofit earned Druckenmiller the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s No. 1 ranking of largest individual charitable contributions in 2009. That year, he and his wife, Fiona, gave $100 million to New York University’s Langone Medical Center to create a neuroscience institute.

Injured player to benefit from new nonprofit
August 26, 2010

Matt Galland, a running back for Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School’s football team, established Rush for a Cause to raise money for injured high school athletes. Photo courtesy of Matt Galland SHARON — Injured athlete Kory Wiita will be the first recipient of a new fundraising effort started by a Northeast Ohio football player. Matt Galland, 17, a Broadview Heights resident and senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, established Rush for a Cause this past year. The nonprofit organization will raise money through pledges made on the number of yards rushed by participating high school running backs. Galland said he

The Kids In Need Foundation Announces Mobile Donor Plan
August 14, 2010

--( Fundraising and Communication Goes MobileThe Kids In Need Foundation, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and under-funded teachers, announced it is growing their mobile communications capabilities. This includes text-to-donate capacity through SMS, Twitter and SMTP. In addition, the Foundation has the ability to create mobile polls and broadcast messages directly to donors mobile phones.Supporters can text SCHOOL to 85944 to make a $10 donation to Kids In Need Foundation.*The Kids In Need Foundation is also part of the MobileCause uGive iPhone application. This mobile technology facilitates donations and allows