Foundations say Communications Teams and Consultants are Keys to Grant-making Success

In this article by The Chronicles of Philanthropy the results of a study intended to help leaders who are new to the world of big-time grant making are described.  The short summary of suggestions is: Be Humble; Limit Your Scope Don't Skip Communications Practice Being a Good Grant Maker Read the entire article at the …

Winning the War on Poverty – The Canadians are doing it, we’re not.

In this David Brooks article he says: "According to recently released data, between 2015 and 2017, Canada reduced its official poverty rate by at least 20 percent. Roughly 825,000 Canadians were lifted out of poverty in those years, giving the country today its lowest poverty rate in history. How did it do it? The overall …

Nantahala Health Foundation Announces Board of Directors

See a Blue Ridge Public Radio article about the announcement of the Board of Directors for the Nantahala Health Foundation below.  Nantahala Health Foundation serves the six westernmost counties of North Carolina, and is one of the legacy foundations that was formed from the sale of Mission Health System to HCA. 2019.04.05 Nantahala Health Foundation …

WNC Conversion Health Foundation Forum

On August 3, 2018, the WNC Conversion Health Foundation Forum was held in Asheville on the campus of UNC-A.  It was co-hosted by the non-profit organization Communities for Older Adult Health (COAH) and SEARCH.  Elected officials (County Commissioners and Managers, Mayors, Economic Development Commission Directors, etc.) and community leaders from the 18 counties currently served …