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Photo: United Way of Northern New York
Photo: United Way of Northern New York

Why United Way donations are down, and what the fix might be

The United Way is one of America's largest charitable organizations, helping to sustain thousands of small nonprofits that in turn help millions of people.

But the Northern New York chapter of the United Way is needing some help itself. Its mid-year fundraising totals show significant declines in giving from last year in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.  Go to full article
The North Country Family Health Center - formerly the North Country Children's Clinic - is restructuring to ensure long-term financial stability. Photo: Joanna Richards
The North Country Family Health Center - formerly the North Country Children's Clinic - is restructuring to ensure long-term financial stability. Photo: Joanna Richards

Children's clinic taking steps toward financial health

A clinic in Watertown that serves many needy children is taking steps toward better financial health after nearly closing abruptly in October.

The North Country Family Health Center - formerly the North Country Children's Clinic - unveiled a plan Monday to help it stay in business long-term. The plan includes common-sense measures like consolidating management jobs, leaving vacant positions unfilled, and taking advantage of quality improvement incentive programs to gain higher reimbursement rates from Medicaid. Five workers are also being laid off.  Go to full article
US District Court in Brokklyn. Photo: <a href="http://www.panoramio.com/photo/72769135">Adam Elmquist</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
US District Court in Brokklyn. Photo: Adam Elmquist, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Catholic groups win NY contraceptive ruling

NEW YORK (AP) A Brooklyn judge has granted a permanent federal injunction that exempts four organizations with ties to the Catholic Church from being required to provide contraceptive care to its employees through a third party.

The Daily News says the ruling released Monday by Judge Brian Cogan in Federal District Court in Brooklyn affects more than 25,000 employees at two high schools, six hospitals, three nursing homes and several nonprofits.  Go to full article
Non-profit leaders and government officials met last week at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake to talk about growing the region's non-profit sector. Photo: Brian Mann
Non-profit leaders and government officials met last week at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake to talk about growing the region's non-profit sector. Photo: Brian Mann

North Country non-profits struggle to grow jobs and attract dollars

This week NCPR is looking at the role that non-profit organizations are playing in the North Country's economy.

Hospitals, research labs, and universities provide some of the best jobs, bringing new investment and grant money to our small towns. But even as non-profits work to grow and attract even more economic development to the region, they face big hurdles, including the loss of government dollars.  Go to full article

Tough times for nonprofits

During hard economic times, many nonprofit organizations face a double challenge. A weak economy often means decreasing revenue, but increasing demand for services. Cali Brooks directs the community foundation serving the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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