Uncertainty is a fact of life at nonprofits, especially with regard to funding. But local organizations are increasingly attuned to another uncertainty: how to prepare for the consequences that climate change will have on their work.
In the world of philanthropy, digital currencies are all the rage. “Don’t leave your donors hanging without an option to donate cryptocurrency,” the National Council of Nonprofits urges on its website. The Chronicle of Philanthropy sells a digital collection titled Accepting Gifts in Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know. Other respected groups and experts also […]
Local resident Roberta Birkin reflects on her volunteer work with Brother Wolf.
Over the past several years, due in part to community changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, many local nonprofits have been thrust into hiring leadership positions. Most have not had the liberty of hiring qualified candidates from within and have had to conduct broader searches.
Local resident Dr. John Stewart reflects on his volunteer work with Helpmate.
Local resident Tommy Oakman reflects on his volunteer work with The Mediation Center.
Local resident Austin Brown reflects on his volunteer work with Bounty & Soul.
While most nonprofits must stay focused on their specific cause, suggests board member Caroline Avery, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s adaptable structure helps it pivot quickly to meet new challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Fred in 2021. “The community foundation is a charitable Gumby,” she says.
Local resident Connie Falcone reflects on her volunteer work at Open Hearts Art Center.
Local resident Anne Dachowski reflects on her volunteer work with Literacy Together.
Xpress sat down with the heads of two local nonprofit news organizations to learn how the business model compares to its for-profit cousin and whether the concept offers a sustainable solution to an industry struggling to hang on.
Local resident Dr. Sarah Warren Asbill reflects on her volunteer work with OpenDoors.
Xpress speaks with Marissa Percoco, executive director of Firefly Gathering, to learn more about the organization’s new nonprofit status, the inspiration to attain it and some of the pitfalls aspiring nonprofits should aim to avoid.
Local resident Sharon Wood reflects on her volunteer work at Asheville Humane Society.
Local resident Greer Gunby reflects on his volunteer work with MountainTrue.
Xpress sits down with Debbie Welch to discuss her 2022 award and the joys of being a Big Sister.
Local resident Mike Erwin reflects on his volunteer work at the WNC Nature Center.
Local resident Jan Oliver discusses her volunteer work with Friends2Ferals.
Local residents Tricia and Charlie Franck reflect on their work with Habitat for Humanity.
In a conversation with Xpress, Kelly Shanafelt explains the day-to-day of a nonprofit consultant and offers advice for new and established nonprofits, alike.
About 35 acres of the nearly 450-acre tract — purchased by the nonprofit Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in 2020 and recently transferred to the town of Canton — are now open, including the Berm Park mountain bike skills course and a mixed-use hiking/biking trail.