Archive for December, 2014

Look beyond ‘overhead’ in making decisions on donations

OverheadMyth_2_LogoUpdate: The Overhead Myth campaign shares Donoghue column online at No. 20 here.
Original post: Three major nonprofit information providers – Guidestar USA, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance – have come out in support of the “Pledge to End the Overhead Myth.” And 2-1-1 Brevard executive director Libby Donoghue has signed on, too.
Read why in her column in Florida Today.
Learn more about the “Overhead Myth” and sign pledge.
Check out 2-1-1 Brevard’s financial statements.

Orlando Sentinel: ‘Mental-illness epidemic in Central Florida’

Orlando Sentinel: In CrisisA seven-day series by the Orlando Sentinel is called “In Crisis: A special report on the mental-illness epidemic in Central Florida.” Read more here.

Tune in on Dec. 31 for info on 2-1-1 on ‘Speak Out Listen In’

Speak Out Listen In logo2-1-1 Brevard communications manager Belinda Stewart will be a guest on “Speak Out Listen In” at noon Wednesday, Dec. 31, on WMEL AM 1300. Tune in on the radio or listen live online.
The show is hosted by business consultant J. Brewer and Jean Newell, a “Boomer-preneur” who is known for her high-volume sales on QVC. Learn more about “Speak Out Listen In” here or on Facebook.

November Snaphot

Add iGive to Amazon Smile: Increase giving power of shopping

iGive-logo--tagline1amazon_accountYou may have heard of Amazon Smile, which donates 0.5 percent of what you spend at Amazon year-round.
But you can also “double dip” and shop at Amazon Smile via iGive, which donates 0.8 percent of purchases for a total of 1.3 percent to your favorite charity. (2-1-1 Brevard?)

  • Sign up for iGive. (2-1-1 Brevard gets a $5 bonus for every supporter who joins through Dec. 15 and tries the iGive Button – even if you don’t shop.)
  • Sign up for Amazon Smile.
  • Learn more about how iGive and Amazon Smile work.