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Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

Karla Grazier grew up in Indianapolis with three sisters and parents who instilled in them a love of education. Grazier says their belief that “we are responsible for everything that happens to us” has carried through all aspects of her life. After earning a bachelor’s from Notre Dame and an MBA from Indiana University, she… Continue Reading Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

FBI lauds Springs nonprofit, Restore Innocence

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will present the 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award to  Restore Innocence, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit. Restore Innocence aids victims of human sex trafficking in the rescue, restoration and reintegration process by providing for victims’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Colorado Springs residents Jason and Michelle Korth founded Restore Innocence in… Continue Reading FBI lauds Springs nonprofit, Restore Innocence

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

When Dan Dummermuth started at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region a decade ago, he brought a wealth of experience with him. Dummermuth has worked at YMCAs for 27 years, starting at the Valley of the Sun YMCA in Phoenix, then moving to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. When he found the position as… Continue Reading Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

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Five finalists were named in the Ingenuity Challenge grant program through Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The $10,000 grant is earmarked for a project that will positively impact the Pikes Peak region, said Kate Singh, communication & event manager for the foundation. Voting will close on Oct. 22, and the winner will be announced Oct. 24. The… Continue Reading Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

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Manitou Springs starts business recovery fund

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Manitou Springs is seeking to recover after recent floods from the Waldo Canyon burn scar left businesses and residents digging out from mud and dealing with water damage. The community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to support emergency relief, as well as short-term and long-term recovery… Continue Reading Manitou Springs starts business recovery fund

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Anschutz speaks through corporate, nonprofit, global messages

You probably never have spoken to Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz — but chances are, he’s spoken to you. His Foundation for a Better Life sends inspirational messages that reach more than a billion people every year — billboards, television commercials and digital messages at stadiums, arenas and convention centers. His movies send a similar message.… Continue Reading Anschutz speaks through corporate, nonprofit, global messages

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What makes nonprofit leadership so hard?

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Yesterday a conversation with the executive director of a nonprofit organization reminded me of many similar conversations over the years. “Nonprofit leadership is really, really hard. Why is that?” she pleaded. “I’m not sure if my board or staff really understand how much I struggle trying to run this organization. Was it meant to be… Continue Reading What makes nonprofit leadership so hard?

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Discover Goodwill has raised $10 million in 18 months, the nonprofit’s largest capital campaign in its 50-year history. The Paths to Independence campaign raised cash and in-kind donations to support programs, services and operations for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Contributions have been designated for Goodwill’s life-skills program, called Possibilities, the consolidation of staff and… Continue Reading Goodwill raises $10 million in record capital campaign

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GOCO gives $85,000 to fund youth jobs

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Great Outdoors Colorado will spend $85,411 to help young people ages 18 to 24 get jobs next spring and summer. About $24,954 will be used to improve several outdoor areas in El Paso County, Colorado Springs will use $44,464 and Manitou Springs will receive $15,993. The governments will hire Mile High Youth Corps-Colorado Springs workers… Continue Reading GOCO gives $85,000 to fund youth jobs

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Thousands of brave souls paid cash to be frightened this past Halloween season at the Haunted Mines and now local organizations are benefiting. The Haunted Mines organizers are giving away more than $100,000 to local organizations. The Wescott Fire Protection District, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and the Tri-Lakes Cares food bank will each… Continue Reading Haunted Mines scares up $100K for local charities

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