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Starr Foundation Awards $25 Million Challenge Grant to Nursing Home

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April 22, 2014

New York Council of NonprofitsWith pressure from states to provide long-term care that is less costly than a nursing home — of which Medicaid does not pay the full cost — nonprofit nursing homes need a greater mix of donations and private-paid residents to help bridge the gap, Doug Sauer, CEO of the New York Council of Nonprofits, told the Journal. In recent years, Hebrew Home has added home-care services, day-and-night care, independent middle- and low-income housing, and assisted living to its portfolio of services.

Kentucky Gives Day raises $440,424 for nonprofits

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April 11, 2014

Kentucky Nonprofit NetworkThe second annual Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving event to benefit participating Kentucky not-for-profit agencies, raised a grand total of $440,424. That was more than $110,000 over last year's inaugural event.

"We are absolutely thrilled with the way Kentuckians responded to the second Kentucky Gives Day," said Danielle Clore, executive director of Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Inc., in a statement from the organization, which coordinated the event. "The generosity of Kentuckians, near and far, was amazing — showing tremendous pride in their Kentucky home."

Arizona gives nonprofits $1.3M in daylong fundraiser

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April 10, 2014

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits"Our state rallied again this year and demonstrated what tremendous power individual donors can have for our state's nonprofit community," Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, said in a statement.

The 24-hour giving period April 9 raised $1,392,292 for just about 1,000 organizations.

Charity campaign next week

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April 4, 2014

Kentucky Nonprofit NetworkSeveral local nonprofits are among hundreds of organizations aiming to raise money Wednesday during Kentucky Gives Day, a statewide day of online giving.

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state’s association of charities, is spearheading the event and hopes to repeat the success of the first Kentucky Gives Day last year, when it raised $330,000 for 300 charities in 24 hours.

“It’s a great way for charities to come together and do something great,” said Whitney Wilgus, communications coordinator for the Kentucky Nonprofit Network.

Online Initiative Gives Boost To Nonprofits

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April 1, 2014

Alliance of Arizona NonprofitsWednesday, April 9, is a day for raising awareness…and a day for raising funds. The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits(Alliance) and Arizona Grantmakers Forumhave announced the return of Arizona’s statewide day of giving – Arizona Gives Day 2014.

“After seeing the success of this event last year, we are excited to have this event return in Arizona, and raise more than before,” says Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance. “We hope to have as many as 10,000 Arizonans support our nonprofit community that day, raising much-needed dollars for these worthwhile organizations.”

Arizona Gives Day aids nonprofits

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March 26, 2014

Alliance of Arizona NonprofitsArizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving initiative, is returning April 9 for a second year after raising nearly $1 million in 2013 for Arizona nonprofits across the state. 

The giving event is coordinated by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmaker’s Forum and is sponsored by FirstBank.

“After seeing the success of this event last year, we are excited to have this event return in Arizona and raise more money than before,” said Patrick McWhorter, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, in a release. “We hope to have as many as 10,000 Arizonans support our nonprofit community that day, raising much-needed dollars for these worthwhile organizations.”

Utahns show appreciation to nonprofits by giving back

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March 20, 2014

Utah Nonprofits AssociationDawn McLain, Utah Nonprofits Association Southern Utah representative, said this year’s day of giving has experienced a few changes, but she hopes Love Utah Give Utah will raise more than $1 million in donations.

“Last year, we had a really big event in Southern Utah in Ancestor Square, and it was so much fun,” McLain said. “This year we’ve scaled it back a little bit and incorporated a stream-a-thon, so that we can have people from across the state participate.”

NJ nonprofits still feel the squeeze from economic downturn, report says

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March 17, 2014

Center for Non-ProfitsFour of every five non-profit organizations in New Jersey say demand for their services increased over the past year, while funding remained level or failed to keep pace — and they expect demand to continue rising this year, a new report says.

But an analysis released by the Center for Non-Profits also found that despite New Jersey's growing reliance on non-profits, organizations are more optimistic about the future than last year.

“Non-profits are still climbing back from a prolonged economic downturn and the survey reflects that,” Linda Czipo, executive director of the center, said in a statement.

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