Nonprofit Misconceptions


Reno Area Nonprofit Notes Column

Published in the Reno Gazette Journal

Let's Make Nevada's Big Give even bigger

By Megan Duggan

Join thousands of Nevadans in supporting your favorite nonprofit organization on Thursday, March 23 for the 6th annual Nevada’s Big Give. Read More

Progress and potential in women's sports

By Julie Mathews

The passing of Title IV of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 had a significant impact on the expansion of gender equality in collegiate athletics. Read More

Sick kids and scholarships? The overlooked correlation

By Rachel Gattuso

Just before the New Year, I had a discussion with a gentleman who’d seen a story about the Reno Ronald McDonald House and our scholarship program on KRNV Channel 4. Read More

Immunization superheroes need support

By Heidi Parker

Immunize Nevada promotes health and prevents disease (and may be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!) Read More

Investing in students means investing in the economy

By Auburn Harrison

Local youth may be While our local youth may currently seem like insignificant players in our economic health, they will one day be the most influential decision-makers in our community. Read More

Social connection is vital for physical health

By Sarah Toney

What have you done for your social health recently? Is that a strange question? For the sake of your health and the health of your family, it shouldn’t be. Read More

Beware challenges of holding events

By Francine Burge

How to position your event for maximum success. Read More

Getting to know Northern Nevada HOPES

By Clint Demeritt

Many in the community are unaware HOPES has expanded to become a CHC, and more. Read More

Your experience with science today affects you tomorrow

By Patrick Turner

Do you recall the first time you stepped into a museum? Read More

30 years of giving back at Dermody Properties Foundation

By Carol Martin

The Dermody Properties Foundation has given back in ways that make a difference for almost 30 years Read More

Giving is good for your health

By Karen Senger

Giving Tuesday is good for others and also good for your health. Read More

Sky Tavern joins national movement to inspire philanthropy

By Schuyler Harrison

The nonprofit chose to join the #GivingTuesday movement in order to generate additional scholarships for its junior ski program. Read More

Region has countless ways to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month

By Annie Zucker

This month, find a way to celebrate the impact of the arts. Make your own art, attend the theater, play an instrument, visit a gallery … the opportunities in Reno are bountiful. Read More

Dropout prevention starts with kindergarten

By Auburn Harrison

Nevada is No. 48 in the nation when it comes to high school graduation rates, but CIS is helping to turn our numbers around. Read More

What is Alzheimer’s and why do we walk for it?

By Stephanie Hanna

As someone who’s done a lot of volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association, I’m often asked what the difference is between Alzheimer’s and dementia, or if they mean the same thing. Read More

5 Years of Discovery

By Patrick Turner

The original idea of a children’s museum designed to serve families with kids ages 12 and under has transformed into that of a science center serving that core audience, and so much more. Read More

Volunteers teach generations of kids to ski at Sky Tavern

By Schuyler Harrison

While it is widely believed that the city continues to facilitate the ski programs, the city actually decided in 1991 that it could no longer run Sky Tavern. Read More

What types of donations do charities really need?

By Rachel Gattuso

Will cleaning out your closet and taking unwanted clothes to a charity benefit them or detract from the hours in a day they have to provide services to constituents? Read More

Experiential learning at The Discovery

By Sarah Gobbs-Hill

Are you a reader of instructions, or a "give me the parts and see what I can do" person? Both personality types will find a home at The Discovery. Read More

Reno Phil spearheads music education effort

By Evelyn Klatt

Ask any given musician where they developed their passion for live music, and odds are they’ll recount an impressionable tale from their childhood. Read More

What makes Nevada Humane Society different

By Kimberly Wade

At Nevada Humane Society, we put the animals first and we provide them with the best possible care until they go home. Read More

Komen Nevada addresses both immediate and long-term needs

By Heather Goulding

Susan G. Komen has funded more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit – $889 million – second only to the U.S. government. Read More

RISE invites you to dinner

By Katie Colling

Every Saturday, The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality hosts a community potluck in the parking lot of the Community Assistance Center. Read More

Build more science time in and out of the classroom

By Sean Hill

With the recent arrival of the big tech companies like Switch and Tesla, it is critical to focus on preparing Nevada’s youth now for the tremendous growth in knowledge-based careers. Read More

CASA volunteers improve outcomes for children – but more are needed

By Jenna Dewar

In Washoe County, there are 900 foster children and only 400 homes, and only 95 CASA volunteers serving 145 children. Read More

Reno Phil's repertoire goes beyond the traditional

By Michael Hicks

The Reno Phil brings an eclectic mix of music to Reno-Tahoe in a variety of unexpected venues. Read More

A fresh look at food banking

By Jocelyn Lantrip

A new facility for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada has led to more fresh produce for its clients. Read More

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is truly grassroots

By Nathan Daniel

TMPF is working with the Corporation for National and Community Service to reach underserved neighborhoods. Read More

Music therapy a powerful tool for mental health

By Sarah Toney

Since music impacts every part of our experience, it can also be used as a tool to facilitate change, growth, and health. Read More

Girls on the Run inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms

By Julie Mathews

The true purpose and goal of Girls on the Run is to develop healthy, confident, courageous girls who are ready to face their futures with a "can do" attitude. Read More

Myths about organ and tissue donation, dispelled

By Zach Hausauer

Donation saves and heals lives. If you register as a donor, be sure to let your family know your wishes. Read More

Foster system saves families, not just children

By Jay Kolbet-Clausell

Reno's strong families are our biggest regional asset. Let’s make some more together. Read More

The Discovery — not just for kids anymore

By Patrick Turner

Why would an organization founded as a children’s museum want to morph into a science center? To broaden the impact of its mission. Read More

How do Big Brothers/Big Sisters get their matches?

By Brittani Keefe

No special requirements are needed to volunteer except caring and consistency, says Brittani Keefe. Read More

Why does Ronald McDonald House raise funds locally?

By Marty Ozer

The No. 1 misconception around the Reno House centers around funding, says Marty Ozer. Read More


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