Here’s an excerpt from the Carolina Public Press article: According to a recent review by the city of Asheville, the U.S. Cellular Center’s program to help local nonprofits raise funds by staffing concession stands is mostly on target. The audit, conducted at the request of the facility’s general manager, also found that the effort could […]
As Buncombe County’s June 30 deadline to finalize its budget draws near, the competition among local groups seeking public funding has reached fever pitch.
The Buncombe County Culture and Recreation Authority recommended $1.17 million in grants to a list of 15 local nonprofit organizations — far less than the $3.86 million they requested, but more than twice as much as County Manager Wanda Greene is recommending as she prepares to craft the county budget for the next fiscal year.
When Xpress asked local nonprofits about the role of collaboration in empowering their respective missions, one thing became crystal clear: We stand stronger and serve better when we work together.
Steady rain was no deterrent to early-morning bargain hunters as Goodwill opened the doors for the grand re-opening of its Patton Avenue store this morning.
Six western North Carolina nonprofits are among 28 state organizations that will share $5.85 million in grants from the N.C. Community Development Initiative over the next three years aiming to spark economic growth and job creation in some of the state’s most distressed areas.
Java for Justice, a joint effort between Pisgah Legal, the Van Winkle law firm, the Asheville Radio Group, and area coffee shops to raise funds for the legal aid nonprofit, begins today and lasts through Feb. 24, with Feb. 22 featuring a day of events.
Celebs and politicos plunge into frigid water, raising more than $20,000 for Meals on Wheels.
Armed with grim statistics on a cloudy day in Western North Carolina, Alexandra Sirota of the N.C. Budget and Tax Center introduced herself on Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, by saying, “Hopefully by the end, we won’t leave you with too much discouragement.”
Facing tough economic times, Mountin’ Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center recently sold its farm and has been reorganizing to carry forward in 2012.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County has kicked off its annual giving campaign with a Virtual Kickoff, a fun, film noir-style video message titled “The Case of the Successful Campaign.”
Four lucky nonprofits will receive fundraising and event-planning assistance from the Affiliates, a volunteer group of young professionals
Nonprofit seeks community guidance in effort to refine its focus
That was the word from Executive Director Celeste Collins on Nov. 11, after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development once again turned down OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling’s bid for a critical $135,000 grant (see “The Biz,” Nov. 12 Xpress). Eyes on the prize: Local “mompreneurs” Christen Ward and Kristin Keliher and their […]
Amid the current tough economic times, a lot of nonprofits are struggling to continue fulfilling their missions. But one local group, OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling, finds itself in a particularly tight spot after failing to secure a $135,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Executive Director Celeste Collins reports. The money […]
The director of the group overseeing the $20 million makeover of Asheville’s high-profile center-city park is planning to step aside.
The removal of an on-air personality at Asheville radio station WPVM and the subsequent resignation of the station’s manager has roiled some station volunteers and has the executive director of WPVM’s parent organization defending his move.
Tax time is bearing down on both businesses and individuals like a runaway semi, but a whole host of local institutions won’t be paying a penny this year. No need to get indignant about it, though, because without those institutions, life here in Western North Carolina wouldn’t be nearly as good, argues former Asheville Mayor […]
The Asheville Affiliates is now accepting applications from Asheville-area nonprofit organizations to host one of several fundraising events in the coming months.