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This image was part of the St. Lawrence Arts Council's Adirondack Gives campaign to raise money for a new pottery wheel.  Photo:  SLC Arts/Renee Stauffer
This image was part of the St. Lawrence Arts Council's Adirondack Gives campaign to raise money for a new pottery wheel. Photo: SLC Arts/Renee Stauffer

How one Adirondack organization is crowdfunding local nonprofits

Nonprofit groups are a big part of the North Country's economy, helping with everything from social service and health needs to job training, arts and education. But fundraising is often a huge bottleneck, as organizations scramble to find new donors.

Now, Adirondack Foundation, a community organization that serves the Adirondack region, has started a new crowdfunding website. Adirondack Gives is designed to help nonprofits in our region connect with people who can give even small amounts.  Go to full article
David Gibson with Adirondack Wild:  Friends of the Forest Preserve
David Gibson with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve

After turmoil, new Adirondack green group forms

Last month, a group of veteran environmental activists announced that they are forming a new advocacy group called Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.

Leaders of the organization were all let go recently by another newly-formed green group called Protect the Adirondacks.

All this change and turmoil comes at a time when the Adirondack's environmental community has struggled with a steep drop-off in fundraising.

Brian Mann spoke about the future of the Park's green movement with Dave Gibson, one of the founders of Adirondack Wild.  Go to full article

Pea soup and johnnycake cancellation draws attention to homecooking in public

The cancellation of a popular event in Canton earlier this month is raising questions about serving food at community gatherings. Not-for-profits across the North Country rely on volunteers to cook food, often at home, for their small events. People may not know it, but they're often in violation of public health codes. David Sommerstein reports on the balance between food safety and the social value of breaking bread.  Go to full article
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center groundbreaking. Source: Ft. Ticonderoga
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center groundbreaking. Source: Ft. Ticonderoga

Latest battle at Ft. Ticonderoga is with $2.5 million debt

Fort Ticonderoga is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the North Country. The sprawling 5,000-acre outdoor museum on the shore of Lake Champlain is also one of the most important landmarks in American history. But a feud with a major donor has left the privately owned museum deep in debt and scrambling to raise funds to pay for a new education center. Fort Ticonderoga's chairman has raised the possibility of closing the facility, or auctioning part of its collection. As Brian Mann reports, historians and tourism officials say Ticonderoga is too important to lose.  Go to full article
ComLinks CEO Nancy Reich (second from right) with Sen. Clinton (Source:  Nancie Battaglia)
ComLinks CEO Nancy Reich (second from right) with Sen. Clinton (Source: Nancie Battaglia)

ComLinks employees call for resignation of CEO

Employees at Com Links, one of the region's leading social service agencies, say the not-for-profit organization is in crisis. Staff-members signed a petition earlier this month calling for removal of the group's long-time CEO, Nancy Reich. They point to deepening financial problems and to a series of personnel disputes, including a controversy surrounding a sexual harassment case. But as independent producer Jacob Resneck reports, the president of ComLinks' board of directors says he still has confidence in Reich's leadership.  Go to full article

Giving Not-For-Profits a Leg Up

The Adirondack Community Trust is challenging non-profit organizations in six North Country counties to go a step further in securing their financial futures. ACT is offering training and matching funds to small- and medium-sized non-profits to begin building their own endowments. Martha Foley talks with ACT's executive director, Cali Brooks.  Go to full article

Not-For-Profits: Pataki Should Release Member Item Funds

Not for profit groups are calling on Governor Pataki to release $200 million in legislative member items, which have been tied up in the ongoing budget fight. The groups say some of the money is meant for them, and they will have to cut services and even close altogether if they don't get the funding soon. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Charitable Groups Will Feel Ames' Absence

While lost jobs, empty buildings and fewer places to shop are the biggest affects from the closing of Ames Department stores, some local, non-profit groups are worried about charitable program the retail chain has long participated in.  Go to full article

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