Prevention

The Social Science Behind Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, Branding and Doing Good
March 13, 2015

What if we are making the world a better place by simply trying to raise money? In our quest to get people to raise more money, we might be making them nicer people. This is the latest social science treasure that the Turnkey resident neuropsychologist, Otis Fulton, noted to me (yelled from the kitchen).

Study: New Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Initiatives Surge, Many Established Programs Struggle
February 25, 2015

(Press release, Feb. 24, 2015) — Peer-to-peer fundraising programs are growing quickly among groups that lead events that fall outside of the traditional run, walk and ride event model. But a number of longstanding, high-profile programs are continuing to see declines, according to the peer-to-peer fundraising industry's annual roundup.

Free Whitepaper: Credit Card Fraud Prevention in Nonprofits
April 4, 2014

Nonprofit organizations can fall victim to several different unique types of credit card fraud, which, if successful, can undercut fundraising efforts substantially.  This white paper examines the various external and internal risks and how charities can learn to identify – and prevent – credit card fraud.

Foundation Awards Nurse-Family Partnership $2.2 Million Grant
October 8, 2012

DENVER, CO (Oct. 8, 2012) - The Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) today announced that it is the recipient of a $2,226,000 grant from The JPB Foundation.  The grant will be paid to the Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office over two years to fund an innovative new state-of-the-art clinical tool for NFP nurses nationwide to use in home visits with young first-time mothers.

$10.5 Million in New Second-Quarter Grants From The Coca-Cola Foundation
September 4, 2012

Sixty-eight community organizations in 41 countries around the world were awarded a total of $10.5 million in grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Co., during the second quarter of 2012. These grants support the foundation's global priority areas, including $3.2 million for active, healthy living; $2.9 million for water stewardship; $780,000 for community recycling; $630,000 for education; and $3 million for other local priorities, such as youth development, community improvement, economic development and environmental responsibility.

The Coca-Cola Foundation Awards $26 Million in First Quarter
June 18, 2012

The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Co., awarded $26 million in grants to 85 community organizations during the first quarter. The grants support the foundation's global priority areas, including: $9.7 million for water stewardship; $3.6 million for fitness and nutrition; $7.4 million for education (including $5 million for first-generation college scholarships); and $4.9 million for community recycling, and other local priorities, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, youth development, and civic initiatives.

Health Insurer Supports YMCA in Diabetes-Prevention
April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010, New York Times This could be one glimpse of the future of health insurance.

The UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, is teaming up with the Y.M.C.A. and retail pharmacies to try a new approach to one of the nation’s most serious and expensive medical problems: Type 2 diabetes.

Rather than simply continuing to pay ever-higher medical claims to care for its diabetic customers, UnitedHealth is paying the Y.M.C.A. and pharmacists to keep people healthier. The result, they hope, will be lower costs and lower premiums for everyone.

Gates Foundation Awards $1 Million for HIV Prevention Initiative
April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010, Press Release — The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) has received US$ 1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate the HIV prevention capacity of regional networks of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and their service providers. The funding will support global survey research to assess prevention needs and priorities among gay men and other MSM worldwide, followed by tailored educational and advocacy efforts informed by survey results.

The new initiative comes at a time when researchers developing new HIV prevention technologies like Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and rectal microbicides are anticipating the results of important efficacy trials. Should these technologies prove to be effective, they would become part of a growing body of evidence-based prevention tools targeting MSM. The urgency of implementing these tools effectively is clearer than ever, with MSM now shown to be 19 times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population in low- and middle-income countries.