Red Nose Day has raised $100 million in three years, thanks to partnerships with organizations such as NBC, Walgreen's, M&Ms and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This year, NBC will host a Red Nose Day broadcast May 24, which will feature special appearances by celebrities.
92nd Street Y in New York City has raised $145 million of its $180 million fundraising campaign and will use the money to completely overhaul its facility. The plan includes the creation of new spaces for its early childhood, senior and Jewish life programming.
An Ohio nonprofit program providing housing security deposits for homeless military veterans is expanding, thanks to proceeds from a University of Toledo fundraiser. The Veterans Matter program, which operates in Toledo, Cincinnati and Dayton, will add Cleveland and Columbus.
College Advising Corps in North Carolina aims to enroll 1 million disadvantaged students in college by 2025, and it has now received a $20 million gift from Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie. "A bold gift attracts bold goals, and a bold goal attracted a bold gift, so it was a really nice coming together of our vision and their vision," said founder and CEO Nicole Hurd.
Leaders and staff who are morally responsible hold each other accountable, writes Jon Mertz. "In too many situations, it seems that individuals get themselves into trouble by being too in the moment, unable to step back and view a situation from different angles," he writes.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, in honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, has introduced 22 animated short videos that feature characters explaining many of the medical and emotional issues experienced by children with cancer. The campaign includes the formation of an augmented reality app allows kids and doctors to bring the Imaginary Friend Society to life to help them cope with their illness.
Bilyana Simonoski battled with post-traumatic stress disorder after surviving an attack from her father in 2011. She went on to found Tough As Milk, a nonprofit that uses trauma-informed yoga to help other survivors channel their feelings and heal.
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The basis of insincerity is the idealized image we hold of ourselves and wish to impose on others.
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