Nonprofits Archive

Policies, Practices and Progress (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/7/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Policy Foundation is being recognized this month for its 20th anniversary. Formed in 1995, the foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that analyzes the impact of public policy in Arkansas and its impact on Arkansans and makes action-oriented recommendations.

Missy Darwin Kincaid Recognized for Walton Arts Work (Movers & Shakers)

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

Missy Darwin Kincaid, director of donor engagement at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, was recognized last month as Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the northwest Arkansas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Walton Arts Center Names New VP of Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2015 09:38 am

The Walton Arts Center announced Tuesday that Erin Turner Hogue has been named vice president of development. Hogue brings more than 10 years of fundraising and strategic planning experience.

Red Roof Inn Sale Tops $2.8 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A 137-room motel in North Little Rock weighed in at $2.85 million. A North Little Rock church changed hands in a $1.25 million deal. And a nonprofit development in North Little Rock is under new ownership after a $240,000 sale.

UALR Receives $100,000 for Nursing Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 11:13 am

The Blue & You Foundation recently awarded grant of nearly $100,000 to improve nursing education opportunities at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

United Way Names Kimberly Aaron as President

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 08:57 am

After a four month nationwide search, United Way of Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors has named Kimberly Aaron the organization's new president.

TheatreSquared Selects Team for NWA Design Excellence Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 08:54 am

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller announced Monday the design team that will design the theater's future home.

Shelley Short Promoted at State Chamber of Commerce (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Shelley Short has been named director of programs and marketing by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas.

Chenal Creek Transaction Closes at Nearly $9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Chenal Creek Little Rock AR LLC of Los Angeles acquired its namesake project at 12800 Chenal Parkway, backed with a $6.8 million loan from Morgan Stanley.

Johnelle Hunt Gives $5M To Game & Fish for Nature Center

by Marty Cook 11/20/2015 02:05 pm

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, pledged $5 million toward the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission's effort to build a nature center in Springdale. Foundation President Chuck Dicus calls the donation "a great way to start" the campaign.

Arkansas Capital Corp. Changing Funding Model

by Mark Carter 11/20/2015 11:11 am

Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock will no longer work with state government to provide small-business loans. For the first time in the organization's almost 60-year history, its funding model is changing.

Conway Corp. Honored for Philanthropy

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2015 11:06 am

Arkansas' chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals named Conway Corp as its Outstanding Corporation at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon in Little Rock Thursday.

UA Names Matt McCoy Associate General Counsel

by Marty Cook 11/16/2015 11:28 am

Matt McCoy, the associate general counsel at the University of Arkansas System, will replace Scott Varady in the general counsel office at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville beginning Jan. 4, 2016.

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I'm fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I'm paid to think, say and do don't always pass those tests.

Robinson Center Construction Progresses, Will Be Done Nov. 2016

by Alexis Hosticka 11/13/2015 01:20 pm

Officials showed off new progress on the $70 million renovation of the Robinson Center Music Hall, a 25 month project set to be complete in November 2016.

Bailey Foundation Gives $2M to UALR Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 09:03 am

A $2 million donation from the Bailey Foundation will give more students access to a University of Arkansas at Little Rock education, UALR announced Wednesday.

Underwood Family Contributes to Walton Art Center's $23M Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2015 03:50 pm

Walton Arts Center announced Tuesday a gift from long-time supporters, Bill and LeAnn Underwood and their family designated for the Walton Arts Center's $23 million campaign to add 30,000 SF of space.

Amy Dunn Johnson on How Pro Bono Work Helps More Than Just Arkansas' Poor

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Amy Dunn Johnson and Vince Morris, director of the Arkansas Legal Services Partnerships and the Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership, in October received the 2015 Marie Award recognizing outstanding Arkansans who have advanced the public interest by word, action and example through interfaith engagement and civic service.

Nearly $4.3M Transaction Visits Midtown Church (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a church in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $4.27 million. A 23,970-SF retail center in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.52 million. And a North Little Rock clinic sold for $2.4 million.

Downtown Springdale Alliance Hires First Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 04:10 pm

The Downtown Springdale Alliance hired Misty Murphy to be the organization's first executive director.