Nonprofits Archive

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

Federal Tax Credits Help Our House Build Center

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Our House Inc.'s $5 million Children's Center that opened June 7 was paid for with help from New Markets Tax Credits.

No Decline in Donations to Heifer Since Downgrade

by Jan Cottingham 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Only extremely conscientious donors and people inside the nonprofit world likely noticed that Charity Navigator, a charities rating organization, downgraded Heifer International's three-star (out of four) rating to two as of July 1, 2013.

2013 Donations Rise 4.9 Percent in U.S.

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Charitable giving in the United States increased 4.9 percent in 2013 compared with 2012, and online giving rose even more, 13.5 percent compared with the previous year. That's according to Blackbaud, a software provider for the nonprofit sector.

Context Is Everything (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/16/2014 12:00 am

This week's list of the highest-paid employees of nonprofit organizations in Arkansas is sure to delight Arkansas Business readers, who never tire of what your humble scribes like to call O.P.M. — Other People's Money.

Arkansas Community Foundation's Heather Larkin on Your Neighbors' Aspirations

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

A native of Charleston (Franklin County), Heather Larkin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the Arkansas Community Foundation in 1998 and became its president and chief executive officer in January 2008.

Emma Avenue Properties in Springdale Switch Hands

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Recent sales activity indicates that interest in revitalizing downtown Springdale is growing.

World Services for the Blind Taps Tony Woodell as President, CEO

by Lee Hogan 6/11/2014 02:35 pm

Tony O. Woodell has a new title, effective immediately at World Services for the Blind. Woodell was unanimously selected as the nonprofit's president and chief executive officer and will succeed Larry Dickerson, who announced his retirement in March.

Tamika Edwards Joins Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Tamika Edwards, director of public policy at Southern Bancorp Community Partners, has been hired as director of governmental affairs at Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, based in Little Rock. Edwards was selected as an Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree in 2010.

Is Our Judicial System Broken? (Brian Ratcliff Commentary)

by Brian H. Ratcliff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas must work to preserve its judicial independence or glove up for the constant battle of the branches that will divide our state as we have never seen before.

SAU Gets $60,000 Engineering Program Donation

by Lee Hogan 6/5/2014 03:37 pm

The Southern Arkansas University engineering program recently received a $60,000 donation from Albemarle and the Albemarle Foundation. In all, that's $200,000 from the specialty chemical company for the SAU Albemarle Endowed Professor of Engineering.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces First Class, Host Companies

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 12:21 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship is a program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies.

Inaugural Class of Arkansas Fellows Revealed This Week

by Mark Carter 6/2/2014 12:00 am

The inaugural class of Arkansas Fellows will be revealed Wednesday at a Governor's Mansion reception. The new Arkansas Fellowship program pairs graduating college seniors from state schools with Arkansas-based host companies for two-year internships that will pay an annual salary of $40,000.

Got Cash? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Are some entities suffering by not adding to their payment options? The answer, of course, is yes.

UAMS Anesthesiology Department Gains New Chair (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Williams Brooks Gentry has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, effective July 1.

Chuck Dicus Named Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation President

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2014 11:45 am

Former Razorback Foundation president Chuck Dicus has been named president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

St. Bernards' Revenue Climbs 8 Percent to $355 Million in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

St. Bernards, which operates the 438-bed St. Bernards Medical Center and clinics in northeast Arkansas, saw its net revenue climb 8 percent to $354.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. It was good enough for No. 26 on Arkansas Business' list of largest private companies ranked by revenue.

Health Care Revenue Rises Slightly in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

While nine of the 11 health care organizations on Arkansas Business' list of the largest private companies reported an increase in revenue in 2013, none of them had an increase of more than 9 percent. And five of the companies had increases of less than 2 percent.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.