Editorial Results (free)
1. 2015 Was America’s Most Generous Year Ever
- Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Here’s what we learned from Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015. Donations from America’s individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015, setting a record for the second year in a row.
2. Mississippi Community College Fees Rise 7 Percent on Average
- Friday, June 17, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Tuition will rise almost 7 percent on average this fall at Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges.
A student will pay $2,748 for two semesters of full-time classes, on average, up from $2,577 in the 2015-2016 year, according to figures from the state Community College Board.
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Start Co. will offer small-business mentoring sessions Tuesday, May 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. This free program offers one-on-one counseling about starting or managing a small business. Visit memphislibrary.org for details.
4. Windfall Gifts: Blessing or a Curse?
- Tuesday, May 03, 2016
A windfall gift is truly a blessing. It can transform an organization, build a new law school or cancer center, pay off debt, launch new programs or expand services. If the gift is unrestricted the potential is limited only by the vision and capacity of the organization’s leadership. It can grow an endowment, increasing funds available for programs, advocacy or capital improvements for years to come.
5. Malaprop Revisitation
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
“I’m uphauled!” read the note. “Anyone with a social conscious would be ashamed. People are always ready to blame things on an escape goat, but for all intensive purposes, it’s a doggy-dog world out there. The underline meaning is clear, but don’t take a fence; this is just my too cents worth. Anyway it’s a mute point.”
6. Bertelkamp Made Right Call in Going with the Vols
- Saturday, January 30, 2016
Bert Bertelkamp would be the first to tell you he’s pulling for Tennessee when calling basketball games as color commentator for the Vol Network.
And why wouldn’t he?
Bertelkamp is Big Orange to the bone. His father Hank played for the Vols (1951-53), was a team captain and remains a big supporter of UT.
7. In the Game
- Saturday, January 23, 2016
Way back in the 1990s, perhaps before the Grizzlies and FedExForum were even a twinkle in anyone’s eye, Chris Wallace came to Memphis and The Pyramid for a preseason NBA game featuring Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
8. Last Word: The View Across The Harbor, Crosstown Undercurrents and Bonnaroo
- Thursday, January 21, 2016
The fishing puns are overpowering as Bass Pro Shops expresses its interest in redeveloping Mud Island River Park, on the other side of the city harbor from the Pyramid Bass Pro Shops opened at just this past May.
Bass Pro Shops is one of five companies to express interest in Mud Island as part of the process by the Riverfront Development Corporation to go a different way with the park.
The RDC released the names of the companies Thursday.
Earlier this month, we outlined the RVC Outdoor Destinations proposal.
We don’t know nearly as much about what Bass Pro Shops has in mind or the other three firms.
All five now head for what amounts to a second round in which they submit specific plans to a search committee of the RDC including how they will pay for their plans.
9. New Vols Coach Ready to Rebuild
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes isn’t complaining about the shortcomings of his basketball team.
10. Pound of Poetry, Part 3
- Thursday, December 03, 2015
In 1967, Ezra Pound told Allen Ginsberg, “The worst mistake I made was that stupid suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.” Some say it was an apology. Pound died in Venice in 1972, shortly after his 87th birthday. In one of his final cantos, he wrote, “I have tried to write Paradise. … Let the Gods [and] those I love try to forgive what I have made.” The above was well after the treason case.
11. Challengers Unseat 4 DeSoto County State GOP House Members
- Thursday, August 06, 2015
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four DeSoto County House Republican incumbents targeted by a pro-school choice group because of opposition to charter schools are among at least nine incumbents who lost party primaries Tuesday.
- Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Twilight Tuesday, Beale Street Landing’s free outdoor movie series, will feature “Pirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” Tuesday, July 7, at 8:30 p.m. on the roof of Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy a to-go order from Riverfront Bar & Grill or a nearby food truck. Visit memphisriverfront.com.
13. Who Donates The Most? Individuals!
- Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The numbers are in: Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014. That’s 7.1 percent over 2013, and the fifth year in a row that giving increased. Individuals – that’s you and me – continue to give an estimated 90 percent of all gifts.
14. Lofton Faces Yet Another Basketball Career Crossroad
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
Chris Lofton is on the comeback trail again. The former Tennessee All-American guard is on the mend from a turf-toe injury that ended his 2014-15 season with Besiktas in Istanbul, the top level of Turkish pro basketball.
15. New Coach, Fans Will Keep Eye on Rocky Top League
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Hoops fans, rejoice. Your summer basketball fix is almost here.
The Pilot Rocky Top League returns for its eighth year starting June 15 and should feature 11 players who will be on the University of Tennessee’s roster in 2015-16.
16. Changing Hometown, Careers Pays Off for Hyams
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
Jimmy Hyams moved to Knoxville from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the summer of 1985 looking for a fresh start to his journalism career and found a job as a sportswriter for the Knoxville News Sentinel.
17. Fundraising and Basketball, Part 2
- Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Part two of a two-part series. It’s that time of year – basketball every night! The games get better and better. Grizz fans are loyal, excited and stressed. People are staying up way too late to make sure they see the full game. Everyone is wearing their Grizz gear. The playoffs are on!
18. ‘Lion King’ Actor Gives Back to Memphis
- Tuesday, February 24, 2015
You’re trying to raise money. You know who could provide funding. You set personal appointments, talk with people in person. You know you have a good project that will make an impact. Yet all you hear is “no.” When do you give up? Russell Joel Brown heard “no” 75 times before he got to “yes.”
19. Burchett’s Mother, Father Helped Shape His Career
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
Homegrown Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett espouses the values of many East Tennessee residents: strong family connections, honoring military service and remembering where he comes from.
20. Campbell’s Gamble Finally Pays With Scholarship
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Galen Campbell might get to play a minute here or there as the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team pursues its surprising run toward bubble status for the NCAA tournament.
21. Honoring a Legacy
- Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Grizzlies are in their 14th season in Memphis, and next Monday, Jan. 19, will mark the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day.
22. UT’s Tyndall Winning Fans Despite NCAA Investigation
- Saturday, January 03, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Donnie Tyndall has hardly slowed down since the former Southern Miss head coach took over Tennessee’s basketball program in April.
Of course, Tyndall had little choice.
23. Social Change and Nonprofits
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. Cleveland, Ohio. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. These cities and the deaths of these African-American males – men and boys – are in the headlines. So are people’s responses.
24. Recruiting Wars
- Saturday, December 06, 2014
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is in his eighth year in the NBA. But he’s just 27 years old and his 10-year class reunion at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis is still an event in the future.
25. Giving Tuesday
- Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. What’s next? Giving Tuesday. That’s right. This December 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a new global holiday, and it’s all about philanthropy.
26. Belmont Welcomes Largest-Ever Freshman Class
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
If you graduated from Belmont 20 years ago, you might not recognize the campus today.
Near ceaseless on-campus construction and a huge spike in enrollment has changed the once-sleepy little school into a major player in Nashville and in national collegiate circles.
27. I Choose Memphis: Tim Young
- Tuesday, August 05, 2014
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Name: Tim Young
28. Cohen-Wilkins Campaign Gets Personal
- Wednesday, July 23, 2014
In hard-fought political races, candidates try to disrupt the game plan of their rival, change the rules of the contest to their own liking and control the campaign’s narrative.
On the third day of the early voting period in advance of the Aug. 7 election day, that is what both contenders in the 9th District Democratic Congressional primary had come to.
29. Graduating to a Lifetime of Giving
- Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Happy graduation! You did it! This column is for graduates and their families.
We salute your commitment to your education, your future and the future of your family. Graduating from high school, community college, a technical training school, or a four-year college or university is a big deal. No two ways about it. You are celebrating a milestone and the beginning of “what’s next.”
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hattiloo Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings!” Thursday, March 20, to April 6 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.
31. Williams Honored by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Laurie Williams, adult education coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was recently awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s President’s Award for her contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Williams was one of seven individuals the urban forestry council honored this year.
32. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.
33. Roaming Non-Rome
- Thursday, July 04, 2013
BELLAGIO, Italy – They don’t want you to nap too long in this town. Church bells ring about every seven and a half minutes, starting at 7:30. Chiming and chiding, they seem to say, “You’ve slept long enough.” (Good thing I don’t believe in jet lag. Who needs that third hour of sleep anyway?)
34. April 26-May 2: This Week in Memphis History
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
1993: On the front page of The Daily News is a story looking at the formal opening on the Main Street Trolley, a project eight years in the making that remade what had been the Mid-America Mall. The Memphis Area Transit Authority offered free trolley rides the first two days of operation.
35. Emergency Preparation – Part 1
- Friday, April 26, 2013
A bombing and citywide lockdown in Boston, a chemical explosion in West, Texas; threats of flooding along the Mississippi River; tornadoes; earthquakes; and the all-too-frequent house fire.
These are a few of the disasters we all need to prepare for. We need to get ready at home with our families, at work, at our places of worship and at the nonprofits where we spend our time. Most emergencies come with little warning. Many are unthinkable. Some are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Others – such as fires – occur every day. How will you get ready?
36. Saluting UNCF Founder Patterson
- Friday, February 08, 2013
Black History Month celebrations are incomplete without a salute to nationally recognized fundraiser Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson, founder of the United Negro College Fund. Named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Patterson was committed not only to fundraising but to collective fundraising that has changed the lives of generations of African-Americans.
37. Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Proposes Armed Guards in Schools
- Monday, January 14, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is proposing a $7.5 million program to help schools hire trained and armed law enforcement officers to work on campus.
Reeves said Friday that the plan is a direct response to last month's slayings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and he'll ask lawmakers to approve it this session. Individual schools could apply for $10,000 from the state, and the schools would have to spend at least that much themselves.
38. The Year End is Upon Us
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Part one of a two-part series on year-end fundraising. Just in case you don’t know, the year-end is upon us. Christmas. Hanukkah. New Year’s Eve. This is also the time nonprofits roll out “year end” fundraising campaigns. Many started a few days before Thanksgiving. Or earlier.
39. Voices of the Past
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
A new crop of historical markers and monuments is sprouting across the city in a move by several groups to broaden the span of the city’s recognized history.
Last week the UrbanArt Commission formally dedicated a statue by artist Vinnie Bagwell in Chickasaw Heritage Park that is the image of a Native American woman. Her sculpted cloak bears images from some of the history that followed the Native Americans who built the ceremonial mounds in the park around 1500 A.D.
40. How to Set Your Fundraising Goal
- Friday, August 03, 2012
What is fundraising without a goal? Most campaigns have one. The question is: how do you set it?
Over the years we have observed different methods. We present them for your consideration. Which will work best for you? Which is similar to the way your organization sets its fundraising goal? How might you want to modify the method you use?
41. Build an Advantage By Creating Talking Points
- Friday, July 27, 2012
You just said yes to fundraising for an organization you believe in. It could be your child’s school, your alma mater, a local hospital or an advocacy organization. You felt confident you could help when you took on the task, but now, upon reflection, you wonder what you have gotten yourself into.
42. Memphis Excellence In Fundraising Pitches
- Friday, April 20, 2012
Here are the ABCs of making a fundraising pitch. Keep it short, clear and simple. Tell people what you are raising money for and how their gift will make an impact.
Here’s a local example. Returning to our workout program means, for us, returning to the Fogelman Downtown YMCA. Before we could even get in the door we knew fundraising was in full swing. We saw a more-than-life-sized fundraising “thermometer” and the names of people and families who had donated as we entered the facility.
43. Church Giving Supports HBCU
- Friday, March 02, 2012
Part one of a two-part series The power of your church giving may be stronger than you know. For example, did you know that when you give to the United Methodist Church you are supporting 11 historically black colleges or universities (HBCU) in addition to supporting your congregation? That’s right. You are part of a long tradition now managed by the church’s Black College Fund under the leadership of Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson.
44. Be Brave, Ask Questions
- Friday, December 09, 2011
Editor’s note: Part two in a two-part series. Sometimes the questions we don’t ask are the ones that lead us astray. In part one of this series, we discussed how today’s changing – and challenging – economic times can be a catalyst for nonprofits if we are brave enough to ask questions we might prefer to run from. Here are a few.
45. Foundation Gets Dogs Off Streets, Into Homes
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
On a rainy Memphis afternoon, a small pit bull-mix named Snow White wagged her tail cheerfully as a volunteer led her on a leash through the lobby of a vet’s office, following a procedure that left her with a bandaged foot and a cone around her neck.
46. You Can Help Heal City’s Hunger Pains
- Friday, November 11, 2011
It’s great to know where our next meal is coming from. Food brings people together. Especially during the last two months of the year! But what about the 14.5 percent of households who are hungry without dependable, consistent access to food? Where will their next meal come from and how can we help put food on their tables?
47. Schools Q&A Points to New Merger Issues
- Monday, September 12, 2011
With a schools consolidation planning commission and a new countywide school board set to convene next month, some of the very specific issues of the merger are creating their own political gravity.
48. Family Reunion Giving Suggestions
- Friday, August 12, 2011
Part two of a two-part series. As your family plans its family reunion, you can plan for your family to make a positive impact on the community you call “home” or the community where you celebrate your reunion. You can do this by selecting a nonprofit organization to give to – each family can make a financial contribution and together you will make a powerful impact.
49. It’s a Family Affair – Reunions and Giving
- Friday, August 05, 2011
Part one of a two-part series Summertime is the time for family reunions. If you’ve been to one you know they can be expensive. But they’re also priceless. Reunions bring together families across the generations to celebrate history, to take pride in accomplishments and to pass down family history and traditions.
50. Lesser-Known Miss. Gov Candidates Offer Platforms
- Monday, August 01, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic and Republican primaries this coming Tuesday will narrow the field of candidates for Mississippi governor.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon and commercial building contractor Dave Dennis of Pass Christian are spending the most in the five-person race for the Republican nomination, while Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett are grabbing the most attention on the Democratic side.
51. Nonprofit Sector has Economic Impact
- Friday, July 29, 2011
This column is written for people who work in fundraising for nonprofit organizations or institutions. That means hospitals, colleges, the opera, job training programs, after-school programs, food banks, sports teams, charter schools, museums, senior centers, research institutes and more.
52. Fareveller to Honor City’s Present, Future
- Monday, March 21, 2011
Brandon Herrington appreciates Memphis’ musical legacy – Elvis Presley, Sun Studios, Stax – but he says the city’s musical present is at least as important as its past.
53. Marketing for a Cause
- Friday, January 21, 2011
Part two of a two-part series
Cause marketing is one way that businesses and corporations support and promote nonprofit organizations. A cause marketing program allows a business to engage with nonprofits over and above their community relations program. As the name suggests, the emphasis is on marketing, and that means that a business will draw on its sales and marketing resources to make the program successful.
54. Looking at Local Cause Marketing
- Friday, January 14, 2011
Part One of Two-Part Series
The nonprofit sector survives and thrives with the support of all of us. Individuals, families, foundations, public agencies, and businesses and corporations all play key roles in the work of nonprofit organizations across Memphis, the Mid-South and our country. One way that businesses support nonprofits is through cause-marketing campaigns that highlight selected organizations through the promotion of products and services.
55. Your Gift Makes a Difference
- Friday, December 17, 2010
Sometimes we wonder, “Does my gift make a difference?” Whether it is a gift of $25 or $25,000, we don’t always know if our gift “matters.”
We may feel our gift is too small or we may feel pressured by other financial obligations. There are many places for money to go and not all of them are charitable not-for-profit organizations.
56. Introducing FUNdraising Good Times
- Friday, October 08, 2010
Welcome to FUNdraising Good Times. This is your place for how-to information on the often mysterious topic of fundraising.
FUNdraising Good Times is written for those who manage, work for or provide volunteer leadership for nonprofit organizations and institutions. The column is designed to help you and the organizations and institutions you believe in attract and retain resources and leadership needed for success.
57. Ramsey Hits Haslam, Wamp for Celebrities on Trail
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Bill Haslam and Zach Wamp are drawing on the help of some prominent friends as they hit the trail for the last days of the Republican gubernatorial campaign in Tennessee.
58. Memphis on the Rocks Latest Vision for Trailblazer
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Whether your drink of choice is cotton candy vodka, a more traditional gin and tonic or a no-nonsense straight-up bourbon, you can quench your thirst Thursday night on South Main Street at Memphis on the Rocks.
The celebration of fine distilled spirits will feature more than 50 premium brands of bourbon, gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey from several distributors, including Memphis’ Southwestern Beverage Distributing.
59. Fundraising Consultants Set Up Memphis Office
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
The fundraising firm of Saad & Shaw has established an office in Memphis because of the city’s central location and vibrant nonprofit community.
The two principals of the firm, Melvin Shaw and Pearl Saad Shaw, are now based in Memphis. They will also keep an office in Oakland, Calif., where they started the business.
For Melvin Shaw, the move means he has come back home. He grew up in Dixie Homes, taught at E.A. Harrold Elementary School and owned a small business in the city before he began working for the United Negro College Fund followed by founding his own consulting firm.
His wife and business partner, Pearl Shaw, said the move will allow them to grow an already impressive list of clients.
The clients they have served include Kaiser Permanente Department of Research, the Coalition for a Safe Environment, the Women’s Funding Network, San Francisco Library Foundation, North Carolina A&T University and several other colleges.
“We’re not seeking to just serve Memphis,” said Pearl Shaw. “It’s a jumping-off spot. We can get anywhere in the Southeast. We can get up to New York. Memphis is just centrally located. We can be of service here and we can continue to grow.”
The couple is looking to expand their Memphis network beyond clients they have worked for in the Mid-South, including LeMoyne-Owen College and Lane College in Jackson, Tenn. They set up an office in the city about six weeks ago.
Melvin Shaw started his consulting firm in 1993, then merged it with one founded by Pearl Saad Shaw when the two became business and life partners. The couple met while working on a fundraising campaign.
During his time as vice president of marketing for the United Negro College Fund, he established the Lou Rawls Telethon.
“I came out of the private sector,” said Pearl Shaw. “I had worked for a biotechnology company. I had also worked for a software development company doing business development. From there, I transferred into the nonprofit sector. I worked with a major women’s college, Mills College.”
Although they have specialized in helping colleges raise money, about 30 percent of their firm’s business is with smaller, traditional nonprofit organizations. They also work with companies and corporations on cause marketing campaigns.
The Shaws have a national network of connections, but they said their clients should grow their own base of supporters.
“We don’t come with a rolodex,” Melvin Shaw said. “I know a lot of firms will say we know the Rockefellers, we know Bill Cosby, We know Oprah Winfrey, blah, blah, blah. No, we know nobody. But what we do is
provide you with the training and the development and the capacity so that on your own and with your own connections you can reach out to those people who can make a difference.”
The firm stresses fundamental goals to nonprofit agencies. The firm's website is www.saadandshaw.com and has a blog that offers free advice to the nonprofit community. ...
60. Bornblum Honored with New Southwest Library
- Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Bert Bornblum Library, a new 69,300-square-foot building at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove campus, was named in a ceremony earlier this month.
Among the speakers was John Farris of the Tennessee Board of Regents, who explained that the naming of Board of Regents-governed facilities is a serious matter.
- Friday, July 17, 2009
MPACT Memphis will have a lunch with Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. today at noon at Pearl’s Oyster House, 299 S. Main St. The lunch is for members only. To R.S.V.P., contact Joy Turner at email@example.com or 528-8340.
- Thursday, July 16, 2009
Christian Brothers University will present the fourth session of its Family Business Enrichment Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Spain Auditorium in Buckman Hall. The topic of the lecture is “Integrating Closely Held Businesses Into Personal Financial and Investment Strategies.” For reservations, call 321-3999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, August 09, 2007
Friends of Poplar-White Station Branch Library will present The Second Thursday Community Lecture Series today at 11:30 a.m. at 5094 Poplar Ave. Steve Mulroy, associate professor at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, will speak on "Workplace Harassment Liability and Free Speech." The event is free.
- Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The Memphis Rotary Club will hold a meeting today at noon in Ballroom A of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Terry Boston, executive vice president of system operations at the Tennessee Valley Authority, will speak. Cost is $18 and reservations can be made by calling 526-1318 or e-mailing email@example.com.
65. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, June 06, 2002
Guns, gangs and drugs killing children Many seek solution to jump in Memphis child killings By MARY DANDO The Daily News Last week, 10-year-old Ashley Smith was sitting in her mothers car when she was caught in the crossfire between rival gangs. She...
66. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, July 06, 2001
Navy veteran reaches out to former shipmates online Navy veteran reaches out to former shipmates online By MARY DANDO The Daily News Nowadays, an old sea dog doesnt just sail away. Instead, he becomes the Webmaster of a site dedicated to keeping in ...
67. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, April 28, 1999
Cyber grief Mourning in real time In the wake of several national tragedies, some turn to the Internet to adapt to a loss By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News There are places indelibly printed on the American mind as places of mind-numbing tragedies Jon...
68. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, February 18, 1998
Surfing at work Surfing at work Survey reveals Internet access for employees is increasing; regulation issues surface By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Nearly 30 percent of employees now have access to the Internet at work, according to a recent n...