The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will direct $15.5 million to Grand Valley State University in Michigan to partner with Battle Creek Public Schools over a five-year period to help students pursue careers in health care, education, science and technology. "We are hoping we will grow and expand as we make sure the program is solid, and the demand and interest is in our community," says President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron.
Nonprofit newsrooms that work with NewsMatch raised 11% more in 2018 than 2017, whereas the national average for giving to nonprofits rose by 1.5%, writes Josh Stearns of the Democracy Fund, citing the campaign's annual report. NewsMatch is helping organizations improve their fundraising tactics and is changing how the public perceives local and national news, he writes.
Direct mail and online are the best platforms for encouraging repeat or "sustainer" giving, says Kristina Williams of the Human Rights Campaign, where more than 83,000 recurring donors give more than $1.1 million per month. Baby Boomers are the most likely to be sustainers, she says.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's $25 admission fee for out-of-state residents is imperative for the organization's long-term success, including its ability to add new programming and complete a $500 million renovation, says President and CEO David Weiss. Previously the institution relied on a pay-as-you-go system, but rates had fallen by an average of 67% per person over 10 years, he says.
Nonprofits can attract volunteers and keep them engaged by using the Fogg Behavioral Model from behavioral scientist B.J. Fogg, write Edith Asibey and Joy Portella. The authors share five recommendations for succeeding with the model, including keeping calls to action uncomplicated.
The Glass Recycling Foundation has an "aggressive goal" to raise $1 million to improve glass recycling efforts both in municipalities and between cities and regions, said Laura Hennemann, an executive board member with the organization. "If just one bottle is diverted from landfill from our efforts, then we are successful, but our goals are much more audacious than that," she said.
Madelene Kleinhans was motivated to found Heartfelt Hugs, a project that supports the siblings of children with cancer, by her experience as her brother was treated for leukemia. Among other commendations, she has received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
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