Social Service/Public Welfare/Human Services
The fight against inequality will take center stage at the Ford Foundation under a sweeping overhaul announced today by the nation’s second biggest philanthropy. Not only will Ford direct all of its money and influence to curbing financial, racial, gender, and other inequities, but it will give lots more money in a way grantees have…
A lawsuit claiming fraud, abuse of a vulnerable person and negligence was filed against Oregon Veterans Resource Center in Hillsboro, Ore. on Wednesday. Plaintiff Gary Reed, 53, said he's proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army. "It means everything to me," said Reed. "It means freedom, freedom of speech and freedom to…
As fundraisers, you give people the opportunity to create on someone’s face, somewhere, the look I got from a scared, overwrought mother. Powerful, powerful stuff. Thank you.
FundRaising Success speaks with Cathy Finney, managing director of direct response at USA for UNHCR — The UN Refugee Agency about the organization's fundraising.
With a new $50 million program, the Ford Foundation is seeking to build human-rights organizations in far corners of the world.
The money will be awarded over five years to advocacy groups in non-Western countries in recognition that new voices on human rights are emerging around the globe.
A minute with Rosemary Oliver, fundraising director of Amnesty International Canada.
The Alliance for Children and Families released a new, national report Oct. 17 that is designed to assist the nonprofit human services industry maintain high performance, despite difficult constraints, while also identifying game-changing opportunities.
The report, Disruptive Forces: Driving a Human Services Revolution, was developed through a partnership between the Alliance and national accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly. It features six disruptive forces deemed to have the potential to greatly affect the nonprofit human services industry.
The IKEA Foundation is donating $62 million over three years to expand the world’s largest refugee complex in Dadaab, Kenya, the U.N. refugee agency announced Tuesday. U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, in a statement, called it the largest private donation in the agency’s 60-year history, enough to help up to 120,000 people fleeing a crisis that “continues to deepen with thousands of people fleeing Somalia every week.”
Exactly two months after Rachel Beckwith's ninth birthday, the fundraising campaign of the Bellevue girl who died in a traffic accident last month has raised more than $1 million to bring clean water to African villages.
There has been an outpouring of donations to charity: water, which brings clean drinking water to people in developing countries, since the story of Beckwith's wish to raise $300 for safe drinking water by her ninth birthday captured the hearts of the local community and the nation.
Global spending on humanitarian aid hit a record $16.7 billion in 2010 despite the financial crisis, but devastating disasters and rising delivery costs meant almost 40 percent of needs still went unmet, new data showed on Wednesday.
Governments poured $12.4 billion into emergency relief, up 6 percent from the year before, while private donors gave $4.3 billion, according to preliminary estimates by Global Humanitarian Assistance, a British-based aid monitoring group.