Category: Nonprofit

The Delaware Community Foundation has established a Fred Sears Community Engagement Fund in recognition of its retiring CEO Fred C. Sears II. At a ceremony last week, a check for $120,000 was presented to officially open the donor-advised fund that will enable Sears to direct grants to key community initiatives. The initial donations came primarily from…

By Christi Milligan It’s been a banner year for Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay (GSCB) Council. The venerable nonprofit celebrates its centennial this year as a fixture on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Council in December will move from its longtime office space on the grounds of the University of Delaware into a new building on…

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Brandywine Chapter  will hold is 2015 National Philanthropy Day Conference and Award Ceremony November 17 at the Chase Center at the Riverfront in Wilmington. The conference, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will bring together more than 350 regional funders, community members, nonprofits and civic leaders for networking…

The Food Bank of Delaware is asking for the community’s help in collecting money and food items to create 2,500 Thanksgiving-meal boxes for families in need. The food bank encourages businesses, schools, community groups and faith-based organizations to organize food drives. Food for the boxes must be received by November 13. The food bank will…

Biz guru Jim Collins schools nonprofits

How six organizations fine-tuned their economic engines By Kathy Canavan Before the creators of “Mad Men” designed their sets, they dove into the interior design collections at Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington. The staff at Hagley, home to some the country’s best interior design and industrial design archives, wanted to keep the library free…

By Kathy Canavan The governor’s legislative liaison told a group of nonprofit workers nobody’s going to be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and solve the state’s budget dilemma next year. “There have been times before when we pulled rabbits out of hats, but there are no more rabbits. In fact, the…

The Delaware Revenue Solutions Working Group has put together a discussion panel that brings notable government representatives into the same room to begin the conversation about the upcoming Delaware budget challenges. They are interested in hearing from the nonprofit sector to form a comprehensive, representative stance on concerns regarding the current economic budget challenges. The…

Sale of Old New Castle estate would benefit Sunday Breakfast Mission

By Sam Waltz Proceeds from the hoped-for sale of a $650,000 Old New Castle estate home donated to the Sunday Breakfast Mission this year are targeted to help fund a culinary arts program for those helped by Mission, many of them homeless, some in recovery or re-entry from incarceration. The Rev. Thomas Laymon, president of…

Board Notebook  Board Notebook is a new digital management tool designed for nonprofits to ensure better communications between the board and its stakeholders. The digital product is the brainchild of a trio of Delaware business leaders who also have served on nonprofit boards and wanted to create a product to make the communication process easier.…

The board of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) is pleased to announce that Sheila Bravo has been named as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. She comes to DANA after spending five years as executive director of the Rehoboth Art League. “We are thrilled to have Sheila on-board and leading this…