The Secret To Sustainability For Non-profit Organizations

Via Forbes: (Nonprofit) organizations are almost always doing amazing things, but too often I find them feeling totally strapped and constrained by resources. The staff is overworked and underpaid. Most non-profits walk a fine line between hope and despair. Financial limitations, and the insecurity that creates, lead to way too much focus on money and the wrong metrics. When…

The Importance of Being Generous

A little philanthropic inspiration via Entrepreneur: “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes Have you ever noticed that the happiest people you know are also the ones who bring the most happiness to others? Just as St. Francis of Assisi said, “It is in…

How Parents Can Support College Students

From OnlineColleges.net comes an excellent set of resources for parents/caregivers helping young adults navigate the complicated world of college admissions and paying for school. Transitioning from high school to college is an exciting and empowering experience. While some high school graduates delay attending college, about two thirds of attendees are still considered “traditional” college students,…

A former convent in Schenectady was lit in March 2016 as part of the beta test for the Breathing Lights art installation. (Photo credit: Hyers + Mebane)

3 Mayors Unveil Breathing Lights Events & Announce Surrounding Programming

  Public Art Project will Transform Neighborhoods, Highlighting City Revitalization Efforts Mayors Kathy Sheehan (Albany), Gary McCarthy (Schenectady), and Patrick Madden (Troy) gathered today at the rehabilitated former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Eastern Avenue in Schenectady to announce a full list of events and surrounding programming for the Breathing Lights temporary public art…

Capital City Fund grants: now available!

The Capital City Fund was created to help nonprofit organizations better serve the people of Albany with effective, innovative programs and services. The Fund is administered in 2016 by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The application will be reviewed by a committee, and grants will be based on a review of the…