non-profit http://michiganradio.org en Crackdown on Michigan charity poker rooms brings backlash http://michiganradio.org/post/crackdown-michigan-charity-poker-rooms-brings-backlash <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Poker's rise in popularity has helped Michigan's charities and civic groups stay afloat at a time of dwindling donations from elsewhere.<br /><br />And <a href="http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/michigan-charitable-poker-room-supporters-come-out-in-force-to-support-industry-24977/">efforts to rein in a charitable gambling industry </a>that has grown more than 20-fold in a decade are sparking backlash.<br /> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:22:00 +0000 The Associated Press 15097 at http://michiganradio.org Crackdown on Michigan charity poker rooms brings backlash Stateside for Monday, August 26th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-august-26th-2013 <p>If there's one song that captures the feel of Motown, Detroit, and America in the 1960s, it's Martha Reeves singing "Dancing in the Streets." On today's show we talked about the historical importance of this Motown classic.</p><p>And, we explored the concept behind community cafes, how they work and where you can find one near you.</p><p>Also, Ontario Power Generation is proposing to build a nuclear waste dump site on the shore of Lake Huron. How will this affect the drinking water?</p><p>First on the show, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">his promises to be an important week for the State Senate. This could be the week the Senate decides whether or not to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults in Michigan.</span></p><p>You may recall, the Senate broke off for its summer break in June without taking a vote on Medicaid, something that so incensed Governor Snyder that he came home early from a trade trip to Israel in order to publicly scold the Senate.</p><p>So, two months later, it appears a vote is at hand.</p><p>Rick Pluta, the Lansing Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network, joined us today.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:03:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 14140 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, August 26th, 2013 Dearborn has a non-profit Panera Bread http://michiganradio.org/post/dearborn-has-non-profit-panera-bread <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the community cafes in Michigan is called "</span>Panera<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cares." It's a non-profit </span>Panera<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bread location in Dearborn that uses the pay-what-you-can model.</span></p><p>Kate Antonacci is the Director of Societal Impact Initiatives for Panera. She joined us from corporate headquarters in Boston.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:24:08 +0000 Stateside Staff 14136 at http://michiganradio.org Dearborn has a non-profit Panera Bread Non-profit community cafes are catching on across the country http://michiganradio.org/post/non-profit-community-cafes-are-catching-across-country <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The community </span>café<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it’s a concept catching on all across the country. Open a restaurant, serve good food, let the patrons choose their portions, and let them price the portions themselves. The goal? To eliminate hunger, eliminate food waste, and create food security.</span></p><p>Denise Cerreta launched the community café ten years ago with her One World Café in Salt Lake City. From that start she’s gone on to found a non-profit called <a href="http://www.oneworldeverybodyeatsfoundation.org/">One World Everybody Eats</a>, and that non-profit has guided some three dozen community cafes across the country, including some in Michigan, with more in the planning stages.</p><p>Denise Cerreta joined us today from Santa Fe, New Mexico.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:26:33 +0000 Stateside Staff 14139 at http://michiganradio.org Non-profit community cafes are catching on across the country A look into the fundraising conditions for Michigan nonprofits http://michiganradio.org/post/look-fundraising-conditions-michigan-nonprofits <p></p><p>It has been a challenging few years for nonprofit groups in Michigan. Whether they depended on private donations or corporate donations or both, the Great Recession hurt organizations all over the state.</p><p>But as our state gradually recovers, so are the nonprofits, especially in certain areas of Michigan.</p><p>Montgomery Consulting of Huntington Woods is out with a new survey of fundraising conditions in Michigan.</p><p>It gives us a quick look at who's on the rebound and who is still struggling.</p><p>Today Michael Montgomery joins us from Huntington Woods. He gives us a look at Michigan's regions and where nonprofits are doing the best in terms of meeting their fundraising goals.</p><p>He also gives us some tips for those who run nonprofits in Michigan and people who are prospective donors.</p><p><em> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:35:55 +0000 Stateside Staff 11996 at http://michiganradio.org A look into the fundraising conditions for Michigan nonprofits Stateside: Solving the data needs of non-profit groups http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-solving-data-needs-non-profit-groups <p><em>The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above. </em></p><p>When it comes to data and knowing just what to do with it, it seems there are two camps in this world.&nbsp;</p><p>Those who can plunge into mining, parsing, analyzing and figuring out how to really use data, and those who are fairly clueless when it comes to crunching data.<br>&nbsp;<br>Luckily for some non-profit groups in the Ann Arbor/ Detroit area, those types aren’t just smart, they are nice, and willing to help.<br>&nbsp;<br>Thanks to some hard-working grad students at the U-M School of Information. The A2 Data Dive is coming up this weekend on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan.<br>&nbsp;<br>Co-founders, Claire Barco and&nbsp; Nikki Roda tell us more about the A2 Data Dive.</p><p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8935/rss.xml" target="_blank"> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:49:09 +0000 Stateside Staff 11137 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Solving the data needs of non-profit groups Stateside: Michigan nonprofit, MI-C.O.P.S. supports families of fallen officers http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-michigan-nonprofit-mi-cops-supports-families-fallen-officers <p>West Bloomfield Township this week lost a police officer in the line of duty—a tragic "first" for the community.</p><p>39-year-old Officer Patrick O'Rourke was responding to a "shots fired" call at a home in West Bloomfield. His partner says they thought they were coming to help a family in distress with a possible suicide. Instead, a blast of bullets through a bedroom door killed Officer O'Rourke.</p><p>He leaves behind his wife Amy and four small children. His funeral will be held tomorrow morning.</p><p>Diane Philpot knows the agony of losing a first responder in the line of duty.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:52:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 9075 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Michigan nonprofit, MI-C.O.P.S. supports families of fallen officers Michigan's charitable tax credit expires Dec. 31 http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-charitable-tax-credit-expires-dec-31 <p>Nonprofits across Michigan are doing their annual end-of-year holiday push for financial donations. This will be the last time donors will be able to take advantage of a charitable tax credit.</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 22:50:57 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5138 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's charitable tax credit expires Dec. 31 Ohio woman granted canoe wish, despite her fear of water http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-woman-granted-canoe-wish-despite-her-fear-water <p>A 78-year-old woman says a 6-mile canoe trip down a river in northeast Ohio was a dream come true. That&rsquo;s despite the fact that she&rsquo;s afraid of water.</p><p>Kay Riffle took her first canoe ride thanks partly to the <a href="http://www.secondwind.org">Second Wind Dreams</a> group. The nonprofit organization works to help grant dreams for seniors.</p> Sat, 06 Aug 2011 17:14:45 +0000 Kyle Norris 3640 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio woman granted canoe wish, despite her fear of water Nonprofits: Tackling illiteracy in Chicago http://michiganradio.org/post/nonprofits-tackling-illiteracy-chicago <p>In Chicago, literacy rates are pretty grim. More than one in three adults cannot read well enough to fill out a job application. Many are working toward improving literacy rates in Chicago, among them, the nonprofit Open Books. In the second story in our series on nonprofits, I took at look at Open Books, mostly because of the organization&rsquo;s funding structure.</p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:11:54 +0000 Niala Boodhoo 2920 at http://michiganradio.org Nonprofits: Tackling illiteracy in Chicago Late government payments strain nonprofits http://michiganradio.org/post/late-government-payments-strain-nonprofits <p>DETROIT &mdash; Nonprofits are a vibrant part of the Midwest economy. They employ a lot of people and the need for their services has grown. But charities that contract with governments to provide social services also depend on those governments for payments. When promised payments are late, the results can be crippling.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s the story of two non-profits &mdash; one old and one new &mdash; and their fight to survive the effects of late payments in hard times. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:33:16 +0000 Kate Davidson 2889 at http://michiganradio.org Late government payments strain nonprofits Helping communities save money and the environment http://michiganradio.org/post/helping-communities-save-money-and-environment <p>We continue our What&rsquo;s Working series today with guest Sarna Salzman. She&rsquo;s the Executive Director of SEEDS, or Seeking Ecology Education and Design Solutions.</p><p>SEEDS is a non-profit based in Traverse City that acts as an energy consultant for local businesses and municipalities. In addition, SEEDS hosts the northwestern Michigan branch of Youth Corps, which gets kids involved in projects such as cleaning up parks, organizing gardens, and spreading awareness about environmental issues. Last but not least, SEEDS works with local school districts to develop after-school programs aimed at ecological awareness. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:51:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom & What's Working 1446 at http://michiganradio.org Helping communities save money and the environment Community leaders in Flint hoping to raise awareness of growing homeless population http://michiganradio.org/post/community-leaders-flint-hoping-raise-awareness-growing-homeless-population <p>In 2008, the <a href="http://www.thecampaigntoendhomelessness.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=PyAi7MFQN7o%3d&amp;tabid=81&amp;mid=429">state estimates</a> there were a little more than 86,000 people without a home. Half of them were families.</p> Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:34:54 +0000 Lindsey Smith 286 at http://michiganradio.org Community leaders in Flint hoping to raise awareness of growing homeless population