Nonprofits Archive

Cromwell Architects Adds On Erik Swindle from Heifer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Erik Swindle has been hired as facilities services director at Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. in Little Rock. Swindle was previously director of facilities management and global properties at Heifer International in Little Rock for more than 13 years. While at Heifer, he helped the campus receive more than 16 awards for green practices.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

Waiting Room: Medicare Appeals Tie Up Hospitals' Millions

by Mark Friedman 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Adding to hospital frustration is the way that the RACs, which are private companies, are paid: They have a financial incentive to deny as many claims as possible because they receive up to 12.5 percent of the money recovered.

Trail Boosts Springdale's Downtown Effort

by Marty Cook 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The city of Springdale's master plan calling for rejuvenating its downtown is estimated to be about $20.5 million in improvements, coinciding with the opening of the Razorback Greenway trail later this year.

NLR Acreage Acquisition Approaches $2.7 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/30/2014 12:00 am

More than 420 acres on the eastern edge of North Little Rock changed hands in a transaction valued at $2.69 million. The sale of two Citgo convenience stores added up to a $1.4 million combo deal. And a 7,460-SF industrial project in North Little Rock changed hands in a $450,000 sale.

Wal-Mart Gives $450,000 Grant to NWA Council

by Marty Cook 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced a $450,000 grant to the Northwest Arkansas Council on Tuesday at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

Ending Hunger Will Require Compromise (Jo Luck Commentary)

by Jo Luck 6/30/2014 12:00 am

After more than two decades working alongside sustainable development experts at Heifer International, I am confident that world hunger can be eliminated with the appropriate approach and collaboration.

Elaine Eubank Set To Start at Easter Seals as CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Elaine Eubank has been hired as president and CEO of Easter Seals Arkansas in Little Rock, a position she will start Tuesday. She said the new job will allow her to build on the Easter Seals mission, offering training and rehabilitation services to children and adults.

Jim Bolt: 100 Months 'Essentially a Life Sentence'

by Gwen Moritz 6/24/2014 11:14 am

U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks of Fayetteville threw the book at the career criminal because "there's a high likelihood that Mr. Bolt will recidivate."

Testimony: Arvest Bank Was Jim Bolt's Biggest Victim

by Gwen Moritz 6/24/2014 11:04 am

The Fayetteville bank had to make good on a guarantee it issued when Bolt fraudulently claimed $1.9 million in assets held as unclaimed by the state of California, an FBI agent testified Monday.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Noble Institute Brings Youth Entrepreneurship Program to Fort Smith

by Mark Carter 6/23/2014 03:20 pm

The second-annual Noble Institute from Noble Impact kicked off this week in Fort Smith, and event leaders hope to spur the kind of interest in youth entrepreneurship that has enveloped the central Arkansas startup scene over the past year.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $1.9M Grant for Public School Leadership Program

by Lee Hogan 6/23/2014 10:55 am

The University of Arkansas Foundation and the College of Education and Health Professions are the recipients of a $1.9 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari Stresses Performance

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

Five years after Heifer International laid off about 20 percent of its workforce because of a falloff in revenue and almost four years after it announced a new CEO, Heifer is placing new emphasis on measuring its impact on the mostly rural families it seeks to help.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

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.