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The Big Table is back on October 16!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The Big Table is back on October 16!

  Now, more than ever, we need to keep the “unity” in “community.”   Join The Columbus Foundation Friday, October 16 for a day of connection and kindness in the community. While we can’t gather in person this year, we are still coming together to show the strength and resiliency of the Columbus region. There […]

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Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Angela Meleca has announced the closure of Angela Meleca Gallery, stemming from a new role with community-service driven nonprofit Besa. Meleca will be joining the team at Besa as Director of Advancement, focusing on relationship building and fundraising. Besa is an award-winning organization that connects individuals and businesses with community service projects, previously partnering with […]

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Besa Annual Fundraiser: What’s Your Next Chapter?

Anne Evans Anne Evans Besa Annual Fundraiser: What’s Your Next Chapter?

Join hosts Nina West and Monica Day for a night of community connection, food, drinks a​nd fun — all in the spirit of doing good. Besa is a Columbus-based nonprofit that makes it easy for people and businesses to strengthen our community through volunteer service. Join our signature fundraiser to be a catalyst for transformative […]

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The Confluence Cast: Matthew Goldstein of Besa

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Matthew Goldstein of Besa

How do we make the best use of our time and resources to make the biggest impact in our neighborhoods and in our city? I sat down with Matthew Goldstein, Executive Director of Besa, to talk about helping people and businesses give back to their community, innovative, technology-driven approaches to service, the important work being […]

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Nonprofit Hub Celebrates 5 Years and $2 Million in Impact

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Nonprofit Hub Celebrates 5 Years and $2 Million in Impact

Besa, the Columbus nonprofit connecting people and businesses with local charities, turns five this year. On its anniversary, it’s celebrating a $2 million milestone in community impact by holding a fundraiser and launching a new campaign to create another $3 million in impact over the next three years. Established on September 11, 2012, Besa offers […]

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The Confluence Cast: Create Columbus Commission

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Create Columbus Commission

This week, we’re talking about young professionals in Columbus. Specifically, the Create Columbus Commission. The group was originally chartered by Mayor Michael B. Coleman ten year ago to provide guidance on how to attract and retain young professionals to Columbus. Their grant program is in full swing for the year, with opportunities for social enterprise organizations, ideas, […]

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Create Columbus Grants $60,000 to YP-Centric Programs and Events

Walker Evans Walker Evans Create Columbus Grants $60,000 to YP-Centric Programs and Events

The Create Columbus Commission launched a new grant program in July that planned to fund local initiatives with a goal of better engaging young professionals in the city to assist with attraction and retention efforts. The group announced on Friday the eight recipient organizations of the 2013 grant funding and how each program would best […]

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