Nonprofits Archive

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Doctors Encourage End-of-Life Talks

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

By the time most doctors talk to terminally ill patients about end-of-life care, it's already too late. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hopes to change that. On July 8, CMS proposed paying doctors for their time spent talking with Medicare patients about end-of-life planning.

Marie Gieringer Proudly Wears CFO Badge for Regional Girl Scouts

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

As chief financial officer of Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas, the position Marie Gieringer assumed in February, she manages the accounting, business systems, retail and troop financial accountability divisions of the organization, which is headquartered in Little Rock. With the help of about 10 staff members, Gieringer also prepares monthly financial statements and budget reports.

Sean Rochelle to Leave Executive Director Post at Razorback Foundation

by Lance Turner 7/30/2015 11:53 am

Sean Rochelle is stepping down from his post as executive director of the Razorback Foundation Inc., effective Sept. 1, according to a statement from the foundation on Thursday.

ALB Plans to Expand Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2015 10:54 am

Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind plans to expand its workforce by 40 percent and is looking to add "dozens" of full-time jobs in its sewing operations department for people who are blind or visually impaired, it said.

A Depressing Motivator (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Chances are students aren't being taught good economics principles at home. Their parents very likely don't understand money — and this is true even of parents who have adequate income. If parents don't budget, don't plan, don't prioritize, then children don't even know that they should — much less how to do it. Many families never discuss money with their children, even though money is a factor in virtually every facet of family life and the root of much household stress.

Noble Impact, Minnijean Brown Trickey to Talk Education Opportunity Gap

by Mark Carter 7/23/2015 01:45 pm

Noble Impact, the Little Rock nonprofit that introduces social entrepreneurship to primary- and secondary-school students, will join Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey on Saturday for a discussion of education opportunity gaps facing minority and under-represented students.

Walton Family Foundation to Support Independent School in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2015 01:35 pm

The Walton Family Foundation plans to support a new independent school in Bentonville, and it said Clayton Marsh, deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, will be the school's founding head of school.

Thea Foundation Hits $2M Endowment Goal

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2015 11:45 am

After the Thea Foundation reached a $2 million endowment goal for its scholarship programs, Windgate Charitable Foundation topped it off with a $500,000 challenge grant.

Report: Alice Walton Is Selling Out of the Cutting Horse Business

by Lance Turner 7/22/2015 11:03 am

Wal-Mart heiress and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art founder Alice Walton is selling out of the horse business at her ranch in Texas

Ronald McDonald Breaks Ground on $8.5M House

by Alexis Hosticka 7/21/2015 10:36 am

With $7.5 million raised and $1 million to go, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas broke ground on a new, 35,000 SF house on Tuesday morning at the entrance of Arkansas Children's Hospital.

NWA Council Celebrates 25 Years

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 03:51 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Council celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual meeting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Monday.

Delta Bioenergy Goes Local in DeWitt

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

A micro-refinery in DeWitt is the test site for a much larger initiative by Delta Bioenergy, a project powered by Communities Unlimited of Fayetteville, a nonprofit. The organization's goal is to provide infrastructure services to underprivileged areas and allow for lasting economic and entrepreneurial growth.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Tyson Foods Gives $500K for Conservation Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2015 10:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. gives $500,000 to kickstart an initiative with The Nature Conservancy to develop conservation projects for rivers and streams in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

WRI Event to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 7/14/2015 10:14 am

The rise of social entrepreneurship — providing goods and services that provide a positive impact on society — will be the subject of the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces Second Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 02:06 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship, a nonprofit program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies, has announced its second class.

CATA Hires Becca Green as Director of Public Engagement

by Alexis Hosticka 7/13/2015 01:56 pm

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority has named Becca Green the new director of public engagement.

Rockfish Nets Chad Bingle To Lead Digital Strategy (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Chad Bingle has joined the Rogers office of Rockfish, a marketing and advertising firm, as director of digital strategy. Susan Roper has also joined as the office's manager of finance and accounting.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.