Years ago, when I was relatively new in the North Country, I joined former ComLinks director Nancy Reich on a visit to North Creek, where she met with then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to talk about a new affordable housing program.
My friend Cali Brooks, who leads the Adirondack Community Trust, sent me an interesting article from the blog Philanthropy 2173: The Future of Good. In light of the Citizens United court decision– “corporations are people”–...
Feb 05, 2014 — 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
Jan 14, 2014 — 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: Adam Elmquist, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Dec 17, 2013 — 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
Nov 26, 2013 — 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
Dec 17, 2008 — 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