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News stories tagged with "not-for-profit"

The new study found that non-profits drive nearly half a billion dollars of economic activity in the North Country.
The new study found that non-profits drive nearly half a billion dollars of economic activity in the North Country.

Non-profits grow up into major North Country industry

When a lot of people in the North Country think about non-profit organizations, the image that comes to mind is the local community theater or small social-service groups or environmental activists.

But non-profits have grown into one of the region's biggest economic forces. A new study released last week found that one out of every seven jobs in the private sector in our region is provided by a not-for-profit.

Leaders of non-profits gathered last week in Tupper Lake to talk about their impact and their challenges.  Go to full article
"We seem to be faced with many ghosts from the past."
- Joseph Selenski, ComLinks board president

Wracked by controversy, ComLinks intends to close

A once powerful social services agency in the North Country is now headed towards closing its doors. ComLinks, based in Malone, says attempts to survive years of theft and mismanagement appear to have failed.

As recently as three weeks ago, Comlinks was talking with local lawmakers and making plans to start over as a grassroots not-for-profit. But board president Joe Selenski says it turns out there's just too much to overcome.  Go to full article
Save the River's expansion plans
Save the River's expansion plans

River watchdog close to fundraising goal

The St. Lawrence River watchdog group Save the River has announced the final push in a two-and-a-half-year fundraising campaign.

The organization hopes to raise $700,000 to expand its office space and its programs. Joanna Richards reports.  Go to full article

NNY foundation boosts presence in St. Lawrence County

A Watertown-based foundation is increasing its presence in St. Lawrence County. The Northern New York Community Foundation is launching a new scholarship program in the county. It also gave almost $50,000 in grants to county libraries. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Not-for-Profits Worry About State Funding

Not-for-profit groups are more worried than ever about the late state budget. As in past years, they're waiting for state funding they rely on to provide services. But this time, they've been told the money might not be there at all. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Deal Could be Near to Release Member Item Funds

Not-for-profit groups may be one step closer to getting money promised to them from the New York State legislature's budget following a meeting between Governor Pataki and legislative leaders. Karen DeWitt reports.  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

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