Social Service/Public Welfare/Human Services

Obama Foundation Sets Summit to Promote Civic Engagement
September 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Starting next month, the Obama Foundation will begin a series of one-day training sessions and also will host a summit aimed at promoting civic engagement among students and young adults, officials said Wednesday. In a video, former President Barack Obama said the programming, along with the creation of a fellowship program and the incorporation of…

Facebook Will Match Harvey Relief Donations Up to $1M
September 5, 2017 at 11:26 am

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to inundate the Texas Gulf Coast, Facebook users have one more reason to donate to relief efforts. Facebook announced Tuesday that it would match the Harvey disaster relief funds raised by its users up to $1 million. To contribute match-eligible funds to Harvey recovery efforts on the platform, Facebook users…

Can Transactional Donors Become Monthly Donors?
September 5, 2017 at 11:07 am

First of all, let me add my thoughts and prayers to those who lost their home and everything else after Hurricane Harvey. And I know we’re not out of the woods yet, with other storms coming near. Fortunately, there are many wonderful experienced organizations on the ground to help the victims. And, of course, fundraising activities have ramped up. People are literally walking in the door with donations...

Dells Launch $100M Rebuild Texas Campaign in Response to Harvey
September 1, 2017 at 11:26 am

Michael and Susan Dell announced Friday that their foundation is launching a Rebuild Texas Fund with a goal of raising $100 million for the long-term recovery of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Appearing on “Good Morning America” along with Gov. Greg Abbott, the Dells announced an immediate gift of $18 million, with a goal of…

Nonprofit Uses Times Square Ads to Jumpstart North Korea Human Rights Campaign
August 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm

A human rights nonprofit has purchased billboard space in New York City’s Times Square as part of a campaign to refocus discussion on North Korea. In July, the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea purchased time on an electronic billboard in Times Square to feature three ads—one about the estimated 120,000 North Koreans…

JJ Watt's Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Relief Surpasses $4M
August 30, 2017 at 12:44 pm

One of Houston's most famous athletes is doing what he can to help the city recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt announced Tuesday his fundraising effort to help victims of the hurricane surpassed $4 million. Earlier Tuesday, Watt announced the $2 million goal was met, which came after donations…

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Houston
August 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Recently, people throughout the U.S. watched the saga of people using their own small boats to rescue complete strangers. They did so, disregarding their own well being, performing repeated acts of heroism…

Companies Pledge Millions in Harvey Donations
August 29, 2017 at 10:40 am

A long list of American companies have already pledged millions of dollars to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The American Red Cross Opens a New Window.and other organizations are asking for donations to support their response to the storm, which caused massive amounts of flooding and left thousands stranded in Houston and nearby cities. CoreLogic…

Mom Launches Social Justice Foundation for Charlottesville Victim
August 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

The mother of a woman killed during clashes between white nationalists and anti-racist protesters in Virginia said on Sunday she was launching a foundation in her daughter’s name to promote social justice issues. Susan Bro’s daughter, Heather Heyer, was mowed down by a car driven into anti-racists who were protesting against a rally by white…

Google.org Gives $1M to Organizers of the ‘Latino Nonprofit Accelerator’
August 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

Google.org has given a $1 million grant to the Latino Community Foundation in order to launch an accelerator program for Latinx-led nonprofit organizations focused on Latinx communities. The idea with the 1-year accelerator, called the Latino Nonprofit Accelerator, is to help organizations address needs and inequities in the Latinx community. As part of the accelerator,…