On April 14, representatives from 43 nonprofits requested funding from Buncombe County, as part of the county’s community development grant program. But these organizations make up only 9.6 percent of the total nonprofits in the county. Others rely on privately funded grants and donations, as well as individual donations — both small and large. Each organization must constantly work to grab and hold the public’s attention. And in a city like Asheville, it seems there’s never a shortage of worthy causes.
The United Way, N.C. Budget and Tax Center and other organizations teamed up Dec. 11 to host a community forum on the economy, state budget, and tax modernization. Here’s a look at the forum via Tweets and photos from attendees, rounded up using Storify.
In this week’s health-and-wellness review, the Western North Carolina Aids project hosts their Raise Your Hand Benefit Auction, the health department urges folks to get flu shots, and more.
A new study of the United Way’s 2-1-1 of WNC program “shows us what we already knew to be true: In tough times, needs are on the rise,” says Director Rachael Nygaard.
Nonprofit seeks community guidance in effort to refine its focus
Nathan Ramsey punched three numbers into his cell phone Thursday afternoon and delivered the ceremonial first cell-phone call to the Asheville-based regional help line, 2-1-1 of WNC.
The United Way’s annual overview of the state budget and economic forecast takes place Wednesday, Nov. 28.