In her experience, says Leslie Council Lake, the leaders of predominantly white organizations too often address diversity with the best of intentions but insufficient knowledge. To address that frustrating dynamic, she and her husband Kenyon Lake are organizing the Reality Check Conference, which will be held on Friday, June 29, at A-B Tech.
The weekendlong fundraiser to rebuild and repair Chimney Rock Village takes place July 6-8 at Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery.
On Saturday, June 23, 30 local creative professionals will gather at Hatch AVL, volunteering their time, energy and expertise. And at the end of that very full day, each of the nine chosen groups will walk away with a completed creative product or plan that’s specifically designed to support their work in ways they wouldn’t have been able to achieve on their own.
The concert of songs recorded for Arts for Life’s Heartbeat Sessions takes place June 27 at The Mothlight.
Every year, MANNA FoodBank hosts a feast to fight famine with its annual Blue Jean Ball. Since 1983, the nonprofit has worked to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina, and for nearly 20 years, this signature event has raised money to support those efforts. This year’s 19th Blue […]
Asheville Museum of Science’s annual flagship fundraiser takes place June 14 at Highland Brewing Co.
With the help of money from the Pigeon River Fund, Asheville GreenWorks has lifted more than one thousand pounds of trash from Mud Creek in Hendersonville.
The fundraiser for Heart of Horse Sense takes place June 9 at Horse Sense of the Carolinas’ Marshall farm.
The exhibition and sale of revisioned vintage postcards by Terry Taylor benefits the Friends of the North Carolina Room projects and will be held June 1-2 at 305 Hillside St.
The monthly events, offered at various local locations, provide useful information on outdoor and indoor composting methods, including composting with earthworms.
The monthly summer concert benefit series kicks off May 27 with performances by Rock Academy NC’s bands.
By linking donations to friendly competitions and events and publicizing efforts on social media, Western North Carolina schools brought in more food and funds than ever before in this annual collection drive.
At the Shiloh Community Garden, generations gather to connect with one another and with the environment.
Local nonprofits compete for city and county grant funding every year. Xpress looks at the funding programs available and what nonprofits must do to be considered.
The luncheon and talk by journalist Maria Hinojosa takes place May 22 at Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville and benefits the CFWNC’s Women’s Fund.
Nonprofits are often judged by their overhead ratio, the percentage of their total expenses made up by administrative and fundraising costs. But as Jeanette Butterworth with WNC Nonprofit Pathways, is quick to point out, organizations need funding to spend their funds well.
They say you can’t take it with you, but what will your money do without you after you’re gone? Many local nonprofits would like you to consider them as you ponder that question. “Most people want to take care of people first,” says Sheryl Aikman, vice president of development for the Community Foundation of Western […]
Funded by a $10,000 grant from Mountain Area Workforce Development, a $5,000 grant from New Belgium Brewing Co. and $2,400 from the city Transportation Department, the project established a 6-foot-wide trail on the Town Branch Greenway surfaced with fine gravel. The trail will serve pedestrians and cyclists until its planned removal in 2020 to make way for the greenway’s permanent path.
The inaugural U Grow Community Dig Day kicks off Western North Carolina’s growing season with a plant sale, free workshops and other activities.
On the heels of helping raise over $123,000 for area nonprofits in 2017, the Give!Local team plans to raise even more in 2018 via Give!Local’s end-of-year online giving platform. Donations grew in both the second and third year. Area nonprofits can apply through June 15 to participate in the 2018 effort. “On May 16, we’ll be […]
The education nonprofit’s anniversary party takes place May 11 at the Brevard Lumber Yard.