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Philanthropy Friday: The Buckeye Ranch

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: The Buckeye Ranch

Every day children from every race, culture and socioeconomic background experience mental health issues. For nearly 50 years, The Buckeye Ranch has offered treatment and support to countless children and families who struggle with emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. It is the mission of the Ranch to provide hope for children, strengthen families and […]

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‘Lighten Up’ Theme Selected for Earth Day 2011

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release: Green Columbus, the local nonprofit responsible for coordinating and mobilizing the largest volunteer turnout for Earth Day service projects in the country, has selected “Lighten Up” as the theme for Earth Day 2011. “Lighten Up” will be the fifth observance of Earth Day organized by Green Columbus (and the 41st observance globally). Last […]

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Philanthropy Friday: New Directions Career Center

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: New Directions Career Center

NDCC is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization that assists individuals, especially women, in the midst of transition. They serve a diverse population from different social, economic, and educational levels and aid them in attaining and maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

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Philanthropy Friday: Friends of the Shelter

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Friends of the Shelter

“When you leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later.”
 Erma Bombeck The Franklin County Dog Shelter receives annual funding allotted from the county budget and generates funds through the sale of licenses and redemption fees. […]

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GCAC Presents: Marketing and More at North Market

 Mary Martineau GCAC Presents: Marketing and More at North Market

Posted on the bulletin board in my office is a 1″x 3.5″ scrap of yellowing paper cut from the Columbus Dispatch five years ago. It’s the job posting for the Director of Marketing position that I accepted in June 2005. Among the standard job listing verbiage it reads: “Event planning, sponsorship sales, website management, marketing […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Mercy For Animals

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Mercy for Animals (MFA) was founded by Nathan Runkle in October of 1999, after an incident in his hometown in St. Paris, Ohio where a live baby piglet was violently beaten by a high school student during class. The incident caused an uproar in the small town, and Nathan took the initiative to start an […]

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Columbus Ranked 8th Best City for Volunteering

Walker Evans Walker Evans

According to a new national study conducted by VolunteeringInAmerica.gov, Columbus ranks as the 8th best city in the country for volunteering efforts. The report mentions that our volunteer retention rate is almost 75% while the national average is 65% and that based on annual averages, volunteers in Columbus contributed 43 service hours per person. If […]

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