Nonprofit Spotlight

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle is Now Online

Is it possible to take a simple 19th century concept and bring it into the 21st century, while retaining it’s original charm? The Salvation Army is having quite a bit of success in doing just that with their online Red Kettle Campaign and other digital efforts. While we normally associate the Red Kettle with street …

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A Dog is a Child’s Best Friend: Comforting Newtown, CT

After living through such horror, there is beauty to be found in Newtown, CT. The community’s children and families are receiving consolation and love to help them heal with a visit from a five pups called the K-9 Comfort Dogs. Tim Hetzner is the president of the Lutheran Church Charities, an organization based out of …

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The Kindness of Strangers is the Real Game Changer

About five years ago, Jim Carol’s son, Taylor, was diagnosed with two types of rare pediatric cancers at the tender age of 11. “He was diagnosed as terminal, and there are no known survivors of what he had,” Jim says. “He was in isolation for a year, and received a bone marrow transplant. Now he’s …

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Fighting Breast Cancer One Tutu At A Time

Editor’s Note: Today’s the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with this blog post by Margie Clayman, we wrap up our series about people making waves and changing the way we think about breast cancer. PinkGiving has proven to be a great campaign, where–with the help of thousands of fans–we achieved our 50,000 …

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World Food Programme: Using Social Media To End Hunger

Hunger is the world’s greatest solvable problem, affecting almost one billion men, women, and children around the world. I recently had the awesome privilege of chatting with Bettina Luescher of the World Food Programme, an international organization that feeds over 100 million people worldwide. We spoke about their innovative use of video to build a …

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How Randi Lives Beyond Breast Cancer

Some of the most mundane moments we live become life-altering ones we’ll never forget. When Randi Rentz’s father passed away, she was in his attic cleaning up, and this is an unforgettable moment that happened four years ago. “I was in my father’s attic, pushing, pulling, and throwing things because he had junk accumulating for …

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Orchestra Marches to Its Own Beat with Running Fundraiser

I know a lot of runners that listen to music when they run. But a group that runs for music? That’s a first in my book. And that’s just what BOLT for the BSO is all about. It’s a group of supporters, volunteers, staff and musicians dedicated to raising awareness and funding for the the …

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