non-profit http://nhpr.org en What's Next For N.H. Non-Profits? http://nhpr.org/post/whats-next-nh-non-profits <p>What’s next for non-profits?&nbsp; There’s a lot of soul searching in this field&nbsp; nowadays, with some calling for a major rethinking of what it means to be “non-profit” – including adopting ideas from the for-profit world.&nbsp; There’s also debate over whether we have too many non-profits and if some should merge; but others say those numbers reflect rising need, growing social problems and limited funding.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Guests:</u></strong></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 33975 at http://nhpr.org What's Next For N.H. Non-Profits? Conference Takes On Issues Facing Nonprofits http://nhpr.org/post/conference-takes-issues-facing-nonprofits-0 <p>With more than 8,400 nonprofits operating in New Hampshire, a lot of residents volunteer to serve on boards, sometimes without knowing what’s involved.&nbsp; A number of state agencies held the "<a href="http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/2013culture_onestop.htm" target="_blank">Culture OneStop</a>" conference in Concord today.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:22:36 +0000 Amanda Loder 28609 at http://nhpr.org Conference Takes On Issues Facing Nonprofits Philanthropy Class Attains Real Donation Fund http://nhpr.org/post/philanthropy-class-attains-real-donation-fund <P>Last semester, students attending a course on philanthropy at University of Pennsylvania’s Urban Studies Department were given one-hundred thousand dollars to dispense to area non-profits.&nbsp; Yesterday, Virginia Prescott caught up with <STRONG><A href="https://www.sas.upenn.edu/urban/faculty/doug-bauer">Doug Bauer</A>,</STRONG> Executive Director at the Clark Foundation – who co-teaches the course alongside Greg Goldman, Vice President of Development at the non-profit Philadelphia Zoo.</P> <P></P> <P> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:28:10 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19833 at http://nhpr.org Farmer's Markets Work to Entice Low Income Customers http://nhpr.org/post/farmers-markets-work-entice-low-income-customers <p>The idea for doubling the value of food stamps at farmer&rsquo;s markets came to Gus Schumacher in 1980. He was in Boston helping his brother, a farmer, clean up at the end of the day.</p><p><em>&quot;I was packing up a box of pears at the Dorchester Fields Corner Farmer&rsquo;s Market. And the box fell apart, and all the pears went into the gutter.&quot;</em></p><p>Schumacher figured he&rsquo;d have to throw away the pears.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:57:48 +0000 Todd Bookman 9435 at http://nhpr.org Farmer's Markets Work to Entice Low Income Customers How--And Why--NH Resurrected A Help Center For Women Entrepreneurs http://nhpr.org/post/how-and-why-nh-resurrected-help-center-women-entrepreneurs Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, the new <a title="Center For Women's Business Advancement" href="http://www.cwbanh.com/" target="_blank">Center for Women’s Business Advancement</a> seeks to build upon the foundation of its predecessor of supporting women entrepreneurs in New Hampshire and to go much further.<p>The CWBA, located at <a title="Southern New Hampshire University" href="http://snhu.edu" target="_blank">Southern New Hampshire University</a> in Manchester, celebrated its grand opening in February upon being awarded a five-year, $719,000 matching grant by the U.S. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:27:58 +0000 Cindy Kibbe 3078 at http://nhpr.org Monadnock Chorus http://nhpr.org/post/monadnock-chorus <div class="transcript"><p>The Monadnock Chorus has been sharing song and creating community for more than 50 years. Phyllis Scott joined the chorus in 1972.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p><strong>PHYLLIS:</strong>&nbsp;Wherever I have lived I&rsquo;ve felt the need to be singing. It&rsquo;s just very fulfilling to me, it&rsquo;s a wonderful way to make friends and it&rsquo;s just part of me that&rsquo;s all.</p> Sat, 17 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1225 at http://nhpr.org Monadnock Chorus New Hampshire Preservation Alliance http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-preservation-alliance <div class="transcript"><p>The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance helps to save the places that are central to New Hampshire&rsquo;s history and identity. The Alliance helped a group of townspeople in Acworth save that town&rsquo;s historic meetinghouse, which had been a center of community for almost two centuries. The building was named one of New Hampshire&rsquo;s &ldquo;Seven to Save&rdquo; by the Alliance, but was going to cost about $1 million to preserve.</p><p>Kathi Bradt was part of the committee that worked to preserve the meetinghouse.</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1218 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Cross Roads House http://nhpr.org/post/cross-roads-house <div class="transcript"><p>Joe and Carrie were out of work and had run out of money. They had been living in a motel room with their two young daughters. The Crossroads House homeless shelter has helped them get back on track.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p><strong>JOE: </strong>I was teaching in Maine part-time and suddenly there was no more work. So I said to my wife &ldquo;let&rsquo;s see what New Hampshire has - substitute teaching and stuff like that.&quot; We lost our place where we were living and we were living in a motel.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1217 at http://nhpr.org Cross Roads House Boys & Girls Club of Manchester http://nhpr.org/post/boys-girls-club-manchester <div class="transcript"><p>Yawa Agbenowossi came to the United States from Togo, in West Africa, as a young child. She discovered the Boys &amp; Girls Club of Manchester when she was in middle school.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1215 at http://nhpr.org Boys & Girls Club of Manchester Community School http://nhpr.org/post/community-school <div class="transcript"><p>The &ldquo;local foods&rdquo; movement is a growing trend. In South Tamworth, The Community School has embraced it &ndash;&nbsp;serving an open&nbsp;lunch for the community every week at no set charge, made of locally-produced foods. They call the program &ldquo;Farmers&rsquo;s Table.&rdquo;</p> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1214 at http://nhpr.org Community School New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-sustainable-energy-association <div class="transcript"><p>When Bob and Celine Richer decided to retire to New Hampshire, they knew they would need an energy-efficient home to be able to afford the long heating season. Bob contacted the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association for help. The Richers&rsquo;s home is constructed of insulated concrete form with a geothermal and solar heating system.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p><strong>Bob:&nbsp;</strong>The Sustainable Energy Association provided us guidance and encouragement along the way because there were so many things to choose from.</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1211 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association New Hampshire Bar Association DOVE Program http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-bar-association-dove-program <div class="transcript"><p>Since 1992, the New Hampshire Bar Association&rsquo;s Domestic Violence Emergency Project has provided free legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence. Scott O&rsquo;Connell is an attorney from Manchester who drives to a crisis center in Berlin once a month to volunteer his services, working there with local advocates. Donna Cummings is the director of the crisis center where O&rsquo;Connell volunteers.</p> Sat, 04 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1207 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Bar Association DOVE Program Random Hacks of Kindness http://nhpr.org/post/random-hacks-kindness <p>There&#39;s a gathering of&nbsp;developers&nbsp;and code writers taking place globally...and they&#39;re invading Manchester to create apps for&nbsp;doing good.&nbsp;</p><p><em>LINKS:</em></p><p><em><a href="http://www.rhok.org/">Random Hacks of Kindness</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://nh.craigslist.org/eve/2711157366.html">Manchester gathering info</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://www.smalldog.com/">Small&nbsp;Dog Electronics</a></em></p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:31:49 +0000 Virginia Prescott 704 at http://nhpr.org Random Hacks of Kindness