Southfield, MI, November 11, 2009 — Vreebit.com has just announced the launch of its “Leaping For” program, transforming its popular networking and communications website into a powerful fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations. Michigan-based Vreebit.com is known for integrating social networking and professional collaboration tools with a virtual currency system, and this technology is at the core of its new efforts to help Vreebit users benefit nonprofit causes. With the release of its Leaping For program, Vreebit.com matches the rewards its users already receive for their site activities with real donations to the nonprofit partner of their choice.
Detroit, November 6, 2009 — Addressing the shortage of math and science teachers who will equip Mich.’s vulnerable students with the skills they need to compete in the workforce, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation with a $16.7 million grant to establish a new statewide teaching fellowship program.
INDIANAPOLIS, November 2, 2009 — Gender does not generally predict whether someone who donates to charity is likely to leave a charitable bequest in his or her will, according to a study released today by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Charleston, S.C., August 31, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, today announced that the University of Michigan, one of the world’s premiere research universities, has selected Blackbaud Enterprise CRM™ and Target Analytics® to replace its system-wide fundraising technology and prospect research services.
Detroit, July 29, 2009 — The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan, announced today the list of 75 arts and culture nonprofit organizations in southeast Michigan participating in the online giving program “Community Foundation Challenge – Arts & Culture” on Aug. 18.
CHICAGO, July 21, 2009 — The Joyce Foundation has announced the appointment of Edmund Miller—a 20 year veteran of protecting the environment at Great Lakes area foundations—as environment program manager. In this role, Miller will determine Joyce’s environment program’s direction and priorities as well as actively engage with organizations committed to developing clean energy and clean water policies in the Great Lakes region.