Archive of: Non-Profits

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Nonprofit jobs to get tighter

In a survey of not-for-profit CFOs and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, only 11 percent report their organization will increase hiring in the next six months and half (51 percent) plan to reduce bonuses.

At the same time, while more than half of those surveyed believe the U.S. economy will improve; only a quarter (28 percent) expect their own organization's financial prospects to improve during the same time period.

November 2009

Around the Sound

Tomorrow's 9th annual Leadership in Philanthropy Awards at St. Martin's University will recognize caring individuals and organizations that generously support philanthropy in the South Sound. The luncheon is presented by the South Sound Partners for Philanthropy.

Conservative radio talk-show host Michael Medved visits City Club of Tacoma for a Wednesday evening meeting at Theater on the Square in downtown Tacoma. Get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or by contacting City Club at (253) 272-9561.

November 2009

Wedding gown sales benefit cancer foundation

Nearly $30,000 was raised for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation at the South Sound Wedding Show - Tacoma, presented by South Sound Wedding & Event magazine.

"This is a record sales event for the Seattle area," says Brenda Chovanak, director, National Tour of Gowns, Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

October 2009

People on the move

Nori Roman has been promoted from a commercial loan officer in Auburn to an assistant vice president and private banking relationship manager in Tacoma for Columbia Bank. She has resided in Tacoma for 10 years and serves on the board of Hope Sparks.

Gig Harbor BizBuilders Networking Groups chapter recently installed James Kruger as permanent chair to replace Alvin Mullins of Remax Town and Country.

James Holt is a new eMedia designer with Tacoma's Vision Service Group. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Seattle.

October 2009

Supported jobs $$ to local efforts

The state Employment Security Department announced nearly $2 million in statewide grants today, including grants to a number of nonprofit and service organizations in the South Sound.

The money comes from the federal AmeriCorps and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) programs and is headed to school districts, counties, learning centers, housing authorities and non-profit groups to support 26 team projects during the coming year.

October 2009

People on the move

Connie Covert, R.N., B.S.N., has been selected by her peers to be the "Mason General Hospital Employee of the Month" for October. An employee of the facility for nearly 35 years throughout the past 41 years, she started in the Birth Center (labor and delivery), moved to oncology, and then to the emergency department, where she still works part-time when she is not house supervisor.

The Society of Women Engineers has named Saint Martin's University professor Amanie Abdelmessih, Ph.D. as the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. She is a professor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where she received tenure in 2001.

October 2009

Around the Sound

A Day of Empowerment on Friday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. will offer interesting speakers, hands-on workshops, networking, food and fun. Keynote speaker, Mikelann Valterra, MA, is founding director of the Women's Earning Institute and author of "Why Women Earn Less: How to Make What You're Really Worth." To learn more and buy  tickets, visit the Community Guide Online Web site.

Business EXPO 2009 opens tomorrow at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, with more than a hundred exhibitors in this trade show. It begins at 10 a.m. and attendance is free. Come visit with the Business Examiner at booth #33-34.

October 2009

New way to connect volunteers, needs

A grassroots effort has sprung up in Pierce County to marshal volunteers in their own neighborhoods. The idea is to give nonprofits a virtual bulletin board to post what they need -- and to get responses from local volunteers who are ready to help.

A local version of the Seattle web site is expected to launch Wednesday, Oct. 21 -- part social networking, part events calendar, part public service -- empowers residents to build better neighborhoods. Its interface allows short-staffed nonprofits to jumpstart new projects and get the assistance they need -- even on short notice.

October 2009

People on the move

Pat Flynn is receiving the St. George Award from the American Cancer Society. Her work on the local and national levels to support the growth and expansion of Relay For Life.

Erin Dafoe has joined Apex Karting in Tumwater as an Event Planner specializing in "Non-Traditional" events.

October 2009

Plaudits for being generous

The 9th Annual Leadership in Philanthropy Award recipients have been announced by South Sound Partners for Philanthropy. They will be honored at a Nov. 3 luncheon at Saint Martin's University and keynoted by Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S. J., president of Seattle University.

Berschauer Phillips Construction Co. is the 2009 Large Business of the Year and McKinney's Appliance Inc. earns recognition as Small Business of the Year.

October 2009
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