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Each year, the United Way throughout the world runs a fundraising campaign to highlight problems and inequities in communities and proposes programs and plans to address the challenges that we face. This year is much different. The circumstances that have brought us to this point in time have been monumentally unlike anything in our recent […]

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The 73nd annual Old Newsboys Day to benefit the Salvation Army is Friday and volunteers include, from left to right; top row: David Fluno, Rob…

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“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” — John Wooden It is generally understood that nonprofit board members are responsible for an organization’s success. Our region is blessed with passionate and sincerely well-intentioned volunteers who answer the call to serve as leaders for the many charities that change our world. […]

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb  More than ever, nonprofit organizations providing valuable services that enrich and enhance our lives are finding the wisdom and necessity of diversifying their revenue. Just as in the private sector, survival is enhanced when there are reliable […]

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“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves, and to others, the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.” — Lyndon B. Johnson   I am not alone in the way the arts have […]

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Over the last several years, the Northern New York Community Foundation has continually looked for ways to extend its reach and scope to fulfill the true spirit and mission by which it was established in 1929. Moving beyond being a transactional grantmaker is a path we believe we should pursue, as making investments through grants […]

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LARRY ROBINSON / JOHNSON NEWSPAPERSAlyssa J. Douglas shares a smile at the Ogdensburg Salvation Army soup kitchen at 401 Franklin St. She said…