Editorial Results (free)
1. Nonprofits Coping With New Challenges
- Monday, April 29, 2013
About 74 percent of Mid-South nonprofit organizations reported increased service demands in 2012, compared with 72 percent a year earlier. But many of those organizations cannot fully meet the demand for increased services because of funding constraints.
2. Conference Stresses Power Of Social Media
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The Memphis-based Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence is gearing up for its seventh annual conference, and this year’s theme focuses on ways nonprofits can harness the power of social media and build connected communities in this fast-paced information age.
3. Donations Up Nationwide, Local Nonprofits Still Struggle
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Fundraising for nonprofits has returned to pre-recession levels, now exceeding the level of giving last seen in 2007, according to Blackbaud Inc., a Charleston, S.C.-based provider of software and services for nonprofits across the country.
4. Negative Hits Keep Coming in 2011
- Friday, December 30, 2011
While some of the Mid-South’s more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations received major gifts and successfully engaged new donor bases, the anemic economic recovery required others to hold a magnifying glass to their bottom lines in 2011.
5. Study: Recession Changing Orgs’ Approach to Service
- Friday, December 09, 2011
Less funding, increased operational costs and a growing demand for services continue to beleaguer the Mid-South’s nonprofit sector, according to a new report from the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence.
6. Nonprofit Excellence Gears Up for Conference
- Friday, April 22, 2011
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will offer the nonprofit community a full day’s worth of respected industry speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities during its sixth annual conference Wednesday.
7. Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Plans Spring Workshops
- Tuesday, March 08, 2011
As many Mid-South nonprofits continue to struggle with funding, the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, which serves nonprofits in more than 30 counties in Eastern Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee, is working to strengthen them through its 2011 annual conference and a series of spring workshops.
8. Fundraising, Economic Woes Dominate Nonprofits
- Monday, December 27, 2010
Although most of the Mid-South’s more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations made cost-cutting changes in 2010, many continued to struggle through the challenges of a prolonged economic downturn.
“Across the board, I think everybody has made some sort of cuts or belt-tightening,” said Nancy McGee, CEO of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, which works to strengthen organizations in more than 30 counties in Eastern Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee.
9. Nonprofit Necessity
- Monday, December 06, 2010
Something had to change.
In mid-2008, Sallie Johnson became executive director of Memphis Literacy Council, a 30-year-old nonprofit literacy organization with a strong reputation for programming that was facing funding issues caused by a rapidly disintegrating economy.
10. Nonprofits’ Money Woes Continue
- Friday, September 10, 2010
Although Mid-South nonprofit organizations have made changes to get through the prolonged economic downturn, they continue to struggle – particularly the smaller ones.
Larger and more established organizations are getting caught in cash-flow crunches because of delayed government payments for the services they render.
11. Shah Touts Nonprofits Via Social Media
- Friday, May 07, 2010
Sonal Shah, director of the newly created White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, is a social media practitioner.
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence turned that to its advantage, using Facebook to lure her to Memphis. Once here, she blogged about her experiences during two days of visits with charitable organizations.
12. White House Official to Visit Local Orgs
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The White House official who finds new ways to address the nation’s social issues will be in Memphis next month to visit two charities and speak at a conference for nonprofit organizations.
Sonal Shah, director of the newly created White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, is coming at the invitation of the Alliance for Nonprofit Alliance. She is scheduled to give the keynote address at the Alliance’s annual conference.
13. United Way Sees Unique Fundraising Success
- Monday, March 08, 2010
The United Way of the Mid-South surpassed its $25 million goal this year, which is encouraging news for the Memphis nonprofit community. However, not all charities are enjoying that kind of success.
14. Mid South Reads, Literacy Council Soon to Merge
- Friday, December 04, 2009
The partnership between Mid South Reads and the Memphis Literacy Council is about to be a marriage.
The two nonprofit organizations will become a single entity Jan. 1 with a new name, Literacy Mid South. No mission or program will be abandoned because of the merger.
15. Alliance for Nonprofit Org. Exceeds $200M in Grants
- Friday, October 16, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence this month surpassed the $200 million mark for helping nonprofit organizations receive grants.
The organization, which has existed since 1992, helps more than 200 nonprofit members in the Mid-South achieve their goals. The center operates with a full-time staff of four and one part-timer. For every dollar of local support the Alliance receives, it generates an average of $30 for the community through national funding for local agencies.
16. Service First: Nonprofit orgs struggle to balance client needs with funding shortages
- Monday, September 14, 2009
Rahema Barber gazed into the void of the Power House. It looked as though all the art had been wiped away: blank walls, empty rooms and silent space.
What had been a center of creative energy was about to become a shuttered building once again – just six years after the nonprofit Delta Axis had transformed the old coal plant into a venue for contemporary art and film.
17. Study Shows Recession’s Impact On Nonprofit Orgs
- Tuesday, July 28, 2009
A prolonged recession that increases demands on Mid-South nonprofit organizations while their revenues falter is having a severe impact, according to a report by the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence.
18. The Politics of Rape: What went wrong at MSARC
- Monday, June 29, 2009
There’s no such thing as a textbook rape victim. There are, however, some very thick and detailed textbooks on how medical and legal authorities should come to a victim’s aid.
Those two realities collided violently in March inside an examination room at the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center.
19. Conference Attendance Hints at Nonprofit Slump
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The sign-up list for an event Friday intended to help nonprofit organizations cope with today’s economic challenges may be evidence that the organizations are feeling the financial crunch.
Registration is hovering between 80 and 90 people for the annual conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, which usually has between 150 and 200 participants. This year’s theme is “Surviving the Perfect Storm: Reinventing the Nonprofit’s Future.”
20. Nonprofit Orgs Brace For Financial Fallout
- Friday, October 17, 2008
Nonprofit organizations could have less money to operate when their services are needed mostly because of Wall Street losses and economic uncertainty.
Memphis area charities are keeping close tabs on their finances whether they depend on large endowments invested in financial markets or annual contributions from donors’ paychecks.
21. ANE, CBU Introduce Certificate Program
- Friday, September 26, 2008
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence has taken another step to offer local nonprofit executives a way to strengthen their capabilities.
ANE is in parternship with the Christian Brothers University School of Business to offer a two-year program called Certificate in Frameworks of Nonprofit Excellence. Program graduates will be awarded joint certificates by ANE and CBU.
22. ANE Finds New Home In Clark Tower
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence is moving to Clark Tower in East Memphis from its current location at 606 S. Mendenhall Road.
ANE executive director Nancy McGee said the staff is in the middle of packing now.
23. ANE Conference To Look at Effective Nonprofit Governance
- Tuesday, April 29, 2008
At this year's Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence annual conference, local nonprofit organization leaders will get a chance to hear from experts from academia who have taken a hard look at governance models for nonprofit boards and are testing some ideas on what works in creating effective board governance.
- Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will present its Breakfast Forum '08 today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Memphis hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Tom Schmitt, the 2008 chamber chair and the president and CEO of FedEx Global Supply Chain Services, will present "Moving the Needle on Memphis!" The cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Reservations should be made by calling 543-3518 or e-mailing email@example.com.
- Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. A lunch buffet costs $18. Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton will give his annual State of the City Address. Reservations should be made to Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, January 28, 2008
Rhodes College will present Dr. Nel Noddings, who will speak on "The Problems of School Reform," based on her book "When School Reform Goes Wrong," today at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Patrick Shade at 843-3935.
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Rhodes College will host Charlie Cook, political analyst and publisher of the nonpartisan newsletter "The Cook Political Report," today at 7:30 p.m. in Barrett Hall on the Rhodes campus. Cook will discuss the 2008 primaries and presidential election. For more information, call Meg Carne at 843-3840.
- Tuesday, January 22, 2008
masterIT, a local network solutions company, will host an open house today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its corporate offices, 8024 Stage Hills Blvd. in Bartlett. Attendees can experience live demos and discuss new business technology. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit www.master-IT.com/truckevent.html or call 377-7891.
- Friday, January 18, 2008
Rhodes College will present its 21st annual Institute on the Profession of Law today from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Life Center Ballroom on the Rhodes campus. David Luban, the Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown Law School, will be the keynote speaker.
A panel of experts also will be in attendance. Tuition for one person is $325. Attorneys may register by calling the Meeman Center at 843-3965.
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
Women on the Move will host a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. My Harrison, special agent in charge of the FBI Memphis field office, is the featured speaker. The cost is $19.50 per person. For reservations, call 684-1010.
- Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host a workshop titled "The Essentials of Human Resource Management" today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. Tiffany Chisnall, director of employee services and development at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union, will present the workshop. The cost is $65 for Alliance members, $55 for participants in the Alliance's Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. For more information or to make reservations, call Nancy McGee at 684-6605.
- Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. A lunch buffet will be provided for $18. Dr. George Nicopoulos and Maurice Elliott will be the speakers. Reservations should be made to Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or email@example.com.
- Monday, January 14, 2008
The InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute today will present its Musculoskeletal Lecture with Dr. Stuart Goodman with social hour beginning at 5 p.m. and the lecture beginning at 6 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. For reservations, contact Gretchan Mishler at 271-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host its "Researching Grant Funding" workshop today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the alliance office, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Suite 108. The event is $65 for members, $55 for participants in the Alliance's Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. Call Nancy McGee at 684-6605 for more information.
- Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The Executive Employment Law Seminar Series will be today from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. This week's topic is "Compensation, Benefits and Commissions." The event is $25 per person, including breakfast, payable at the door. Reservations can be made by calling Sheila Lindsey at 683-1850.
36. Nonprofit Executives Aren't Too Worried Over Possible Recession - Yet
- Friday, August 17, 2007
Analysts and economists nationwide have been speculating about an impending recession. And as the threat of a downturn continues to loom, different business sectors are projecting how this bleak scenario might affect them.
37. Nonprofit Workshop to Give Execs Disaster-Planning Advice
- Tuesday, July 24, 2007
A few weeks ago, two local nonprofit organizations found themselves facing a crisis as they suddenly were forced to look for new homes.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and COMEC (the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children) were given notice earlier this month that they would have to vacate their free office space in the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County by Oct. 1. The news came in the wake of Juvenile Court's planned expansion for its child support enforcement division.
38. Acclaimed Speaker, Writer, Fund-Raiser to Headline ANE Conference Thursday
- Tuesday, May 08, 2007
In one of her Q&A columns in the Grassroots Funding Journal, noted fund-raising expert Kim Klein says people give money when they're asked. Even so, she adds, asking doesn't always guarantee a donation.
39. Grant Center Gets Nonprofit Enterprises on the Ball
- Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Sometimes the organizations that help people need a little help themselves. The Grant Center has been helping nonprofit organizations since it was founded in 1992 by providing education to aid Mid-South groups in securing money.
40. Corporate Scandals Create Focus on Nonprofit Accountability
- Thursday, March 09, 2006
School children are given free fingerprinting kits and taught about safety.
Families who live in poverty are able to say goodbye to substandard housing.
Downtown Memphis parks, streets and medians are kept well-manicured, and visitors get to gaze at exhibits in the renovated Fire Engine House No. 1 at 118 Adams St.
41. Grant Center Program Offers Help for Nonprofits
- Friday, December 09, 2005
It's not uncommon on an afternoon in Downtown to see columns of schoolchildren stride soundlessly into the renovated Fire Engine House No. 1 at 118 Adams St., where they marvel at such exhibits as a horse-drawn steam engine, a dispatcher's radio that plays actual 911 calls and an outdoor sculpture that memorializes fire fighters who have died in the line of duty.
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 02, 1998
March 3 March 3 The Society of Professional Journalists, University of Memphis chapter, will sponsor its 17th annual Freedom of Information Congress at 7:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Lounge of the University Center. The speaker will be Barrie Dunsmore, f...
43. Archived Article: Nonprofit Workshop Lj
- Wednesday, June 19, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Weekend workshop to enlighten budding non-profits By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Thinking of starting a non-profit organization? If the answer is yes, an upcoming workshop sponsored by a coalition of local community service groups ma...