• “Change The World With a Giving Heart” Theme For Eighth Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards
  • The Magic of Giving – Saturday, August 23, 2014
  • Regional Access Project Foundation Upcoming Meeting
  • Ophelia Project Selected For Non-Profit Extreme Makeover
  • Variety of The Desert Donates to ‘Kelsey’s Heroes’ Special Needs Baseball League
  • United Way Of The Desert Community Day of Action Children’s Book Drive – Barnes & Noble, Palm Desert
  • The Gardens on El Paseo Announces Live Music Loving Pets

“Change The World With a Giving Heart” Theme For Eighth Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards

Association of Fundraising Professionals Hosts November 12, 2014 Awards Luncheon The Association of Fundraising Professionals, CA, Desert Communities Chapter, is pleased to announce the honorees for their eighth annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon.  This event, taking place on November 12, 2014 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, will recognize outstanding philanthropic [...]

The Magic of Giving – Saturday, August 23, 2014

Coming this August is the Annual SHOP FOR A CAUSE Macy’s event. Enjoy the opportunity to shop the fabulous Macy’s stores while helping Parkinson’s Resource Organization in the process! Thank you for purchasing your SPECIAL PASS COUPON. The minimum shoppng PASS cost is $5.00.  Additional DONATION options are $25.00 and $100.00

Regional Access Project Foundation Upcoming Meeting

Regional Access Project Foundation is partnering with The Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to bring Give Big Riverside County to the Coachella Valley. The fundraising opportunity is critical to many of the valley’s non profit and other tax exempt organizations. Give BIG Riverside County is a 24-hour web-a-thon that raises much needed [...]

Ophelia Project Selected For Non-Profit Extreme Makeover

The Ophelia Project, a non-profit agency  which mentors young women from 8th to 12th grade, is the recipient of the  ”Extreme Makeover” by the  Desert Communities Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. “The Extreme Makeover will assist The Ophelia Project in reaching a new level in fund-raising, visibility and branding to assist an even [...]

Variety of The Desert Donates to ‘Kelsey’s Heroes’ Special Needs Baseball League

Variety the Children’s Charity of the Desert has donated $1000 to Kelsey’s Heroes CHAMPIONS Division, which is part of the Indio Youth Sports Association (IYSA) and Pony baseball.  The children on the team are now wearing “Variety the Children’s Charity” logo patches on their jersey sleeves and have displayed a large Variety banner in the [...]

United Way Of The Desert Community Day of Action Children’s Book Drive – Barnes & Noble, Palm Desert

WHAT:    On June 21, volunteers across the country will participate in the sixth annual United Way Community Day of Action.  Here in Palm Desert, the children’s book drive will support our work in education by providing books to two of our partner agencies who operate terrific summer literacy programs: The Boys & Girls Club of [...]

The Gardens on El Paseo Announces Live Music Loving Pets

On Friday, June 27th The Gardens on El Paseo/El Paseo Village will be brimming with music and furry animals in need of a new home, including tons of love and fun.  Participating stores will host a local non-profit including Loving All Animals, Animal Samaritans, or Palm Springs Animal Shelter.  Shoppers will have the opportunity to [...]

 

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Palm Springs Women In Film and Television Announces New 2014-2015 Executive Board

Palm Springs Women In Film and Television Announces New 2014-2015 Executive Board

2014-2015 PSWIFT Board: From left to right: Top row: Leanna Bonamici, Elaine Church, Mitch Blumberg, Diane Kline, Tere Britton, Sheri Davis, Angela Valente Romero. Bottom row: DeAnn Lubell-Ames, Christiane Joubert, Patti Gribow. Not pictured: Diane Ahlstrom, Pattie Daly Caruso, and Mark Gustafson. The summer of 2014 signaled a new page... read more »

 

Policy: The Guideposts on the Road to Nonprofit Organization Management

Policy:  The Guideposts on the Road to Nonprofit Organization Management

By Eve Fromberg-Edelstein Board of Directors of nonprofit organizations (“NPO”) have three primary jobs: 1) oversight of financial matters 2) fundraising and support; and 3) creating policy. Policies contain the rules, processes and boundaries of the organization.  A board of directors can create policy for just about any situation or... read more »

 

Accomplished Members of Women Leaders Forum Nominated for “Top Women In Business”

Accomplished Members of Women Leaders Forum Nominated for “Top Women In Business”

Palm Springs Life Announces Nominees for Business Women of the Year 2014 Indian Wells, CA – April 24, 2014: Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley, (WLF), is proud to announce several accomplished members have been nominated for the Top Women in Business Awards, presented by Palm Springs Life Magazine. The Women in Business... read more »

 

BIGHORN Golf Club Charities Lends a Hand to Valley Non-Profits with New Gifts Up to $500,000 Annually

BIGHORN Golf Club Charities Lends a Hand to Valley Non-Profits with New Gifts Up to $500,000 Annually

BIGHORN Golf Club Charities has expanded its community giving program to include a new, grassroots component: giving up to $500,000 annually to qualified non-profits in the Coachella Valley. BIGHORN Golf Club Charities developed this program to fund specific projects of local non-profit organizations that demonstrate a need and are making... read more »

 

Animal Samaritans Approaches 5,000 Rescues

Before the Easter bunny hits the bunny trails and the kids come home for Spring Break, Animal Samaritans’ Adoption Alliance Program will reach an animal rescue milestone: 5,000 animals saved in less than 3 years.  Animal Samaritans, in partnership with Riverside County Animal Services (RCAS), rescues more than 150 dogs and cats every month. Animal... read more »

 

H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Contributes More than Financial Support

H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Contributes More than Financial Support

By Cara Van Dijk The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation is well known in the Coachella Valley – and beyond – for giving millions of dollars annually to established nonprofit organizations. Since 1988, when Ronald Auen became president of the private, family foundation, it has provided more than $450 million to charities throughout... read more »

 

Alzheimer’s Association® Honors Marshall Gelfand & Family for Unwavering Dedication To The Cause

Alzheimer’s Association® Honors Marshall Gelfand & Family for Unwavering Dedication To The Cause

From L - R: Marshall Gelfand, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) Marshall Gelfand and The Judy Fund Reach 5 Million Dollar Fundraising Milestone Palm Springs resident Marshall Gelfand , founding partner of Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman LLP, and his family was honored by the Alzheimer’s Association® with its Sargent... read more »

 

“Affair of the Heart” event to feature internationally recognized heart disease survivor and author

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, will keynote Desert Regional Medical Center’s free seminar and health fair. Desert Regional Medical Center’s annual Affair of the Heart event will feature a keynote presentation by Mellanie True Hills, a heart disease survivor and author of the multiple award-winning book, “A Woman’s Guide... read more »

 

Coachella Valley Housing Coalition Participates in Day of Action with Chelsea Clinton

Staff members of Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) and other volunteers participated in the “Day of Action” for the City of Coachella, led by Chelsea Clinton on behalf of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.  The “Day of Action” was founded by Chelsea Clinton in 2012 following Hurricane Sandy. The goal of the... read more »

 

Newman’s Own Foundation Awards Grants To Seven NonProfits To Help Female Veterans with Career Development

Grants are part of campaign Honoring Those Who Serve Newman’s Own Foundation today announced a total of $300,000 in grants awarded to seven nonprofit organizations that help female veterans with career development. The Foundation made its selection following an open application period. Women veterans are receiving particular focus because... read more »

 
 



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Three Reasons To Go Mobile Now That You May Have Missed

Three Reasons To Go Mobile Now That You May Have Missed

By Dale Knoop As CEO at RAZ Mobile, nonprofits often ask me why mobile engagement and fundraising are important to nonprofits. Beyond data points like smartphone penetration in the US approaching 70% and that 91% of the time a person’s phone is within arms length, there are three data points that you may have missed and they’re extremely... read more »

 

“Mobilize” Like You Mean It –The Ultimate Non-Profit Tech Tool

“Mobilize” Like You Mean It –The Ultimate Non-Profit Tech Tool

by Alison Elsner Good businesspeople make money. Great businesspeople integrate charitable giving into their strategy, with the ultimate goal being to leave this world a little better than we entered it. Michael Daniel Birnberg has walked the walk by creating “Mobilize”, (www.themobilizeapp.com), a free smart phone app that serves as a... read more »

 

The Power of Philanthropy

By Greg Mattox Charitable and Community Benefit Philanthropy is one of the greatest forces for good in our communities and it enriches the lives of donors and their families. Philanthropy is connected with our most noble aspirations and dreams for a better world. It also brings us together, as we see how it changes lives around us. Broadly,... read more »

 

Eisenhower Volunteers Reach FIVE MILLION Hours of Giving

Volunteers at Eisenhower Medical Center have provided comfort and care to patients and visitors for nearly 45 years. In that time, they have given an astounding five million hours of community service — an incredible accomplishment by thousands of Volunteers who have contributed their valuable support over the past four decades. What began... read more »

 
 

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Jones Agency Announces New C.E.O.

Jones Agency Announces New C.E.O.

Kyle Radke has assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Jones Agency, a 56-year old firm, leading the Inland Empire in marketing, advertising and public relations. “This is a shift we had been planning and believe Radke will continue to effectively lead the agency going forward,” said Frank Jones, principal Desert Publications... read more »

 

McCallum Begins Second Quarter-Century With Memorable Gala

McCallum Begins Second Quarter-Century With Memorable Gala

The McCallum Theatre hosted its Annual Gala in December, celebrating the joyful sound of the human voice.  The evening, which raised $1.1 million for the Theatre’s operations and the education programs of the McCallum Theatre Institute, featured two of today’s finest young singers, Katherine Jenkins (Dancing with the Stars) and Chris... read more »

 

Sponsors and Vendors Announced For The Living Desert’s Brew At The Zoo–”Saving Wildlife, One Beer at a Time” on May 3rd

Sponsors and Vendors Announced For The Living Desert’s Brew At The Zoo–”Saving Wildlife, One Beer at a Time” on May 3rd

Over 50 restaurants and premium beverages are sponsoring  and participating in The Living Desert’s 5th Annual “Brew at the Zoo” on Saturday, May 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  By supporting this event, those involved make it possible for The Living Desert to provide care for over 400 animals, 1,200 protected acres, and impact scholarship... read more »

 

“Children and Families in Crisis” An Educational Conference on March 21 in Palm Desert

An educational summit entitled “Children and Families in Crisis” will convene on Friday, March 21 in the Indian Wells Theater at California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus located at 37500 Cook Street.  Organized by The Unforgettables Foundation, the conference aims to educate parents, caregivers, and communities at... read more »

 

Party Lab to Add New Event Space

Party Lab to Add New Event Space

‘383 North’ Will be a Much-Needed Addition to Creative Event Venues in Town By: Tim O’Bayley Party Lab Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley’s destination for inspired party creations, will be offering an exciting new option for the ultimate desert party experience. Retail innovators Larry Abel and Raymond McCallister are transforming... read more »

 

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Honoree Named – Tickets Now On Sale

The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Committee announces that the Third Annual Coachella Valley Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will be held on Harvey Milk Day, Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 9:30-11:00 AM, the birthday of the slain gay civil rights leader. The breakfast will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, to... read more »

 

Desert Cancer Foundation’s “A Round For Life” Expands on Past Success With New Additions Including Golf Ball Drop From Hot Air Balloon

The Desert Cancer Foundation’s most important fundraiser of the year, A Round For Life, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on March 30 and 31.  Expanding on past success, this year introduces a Ladies 9-hole Golf Tournament, while the Foundations Tournament will include not only amateurs, but local PGA professionals, with an exciting golf... read more »

 

5th Annual Haute4Help Fashion Show on Friday, March 7

Presented by NestEggg Group, LLC If you are a fan of stores in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District like Trina Turk, Mr. Turk, and Wil Stiles, you’re not going to want to miss this incredible night of fashion at Mission Hills Country Club on Friday, March 7, beginning at 7:00 PM. Those fashion designers – and more – have been secured... read more »

 
 

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Palm Springs Air Museum Announces New Development Manager

Palm Springs Air Museum Announces New Development Manager

After eight months of lengthy interviews, the Executive Board of the Palm Springs Air Museum is pleased to announce Victoria Cracknell as the museum’s new Development Manager. Board Chairman Dan Gilbertson said “As a non-profit organization, our dedicated staff must wear many hats and Victoria’s multi-skill-sets definitely fit our requirements;... read more »

 

Jewish Family Service of the Desert Provides Critical Emergency Services to Valley Seniors During Summer, Including Utility Bill Payment, Food Assistance and Transportation

Jewish Family Service of the Desert (JFS of the Desert), serving the valley since 1982 as a non-sectarian and non-profit organization, continues to help the community by providing and delivering important emergency services during the summer, including helping pay utility bills, food assistance and transportation. “Senior poverty is much... read more »

 

Patti Park – New COO of Angel View

Patti Park – New COO of Angel View

Patti Park, formerly Angel View’s director of administration, was promoted to chief operating officer. As COO, she is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the organization. Her responsibilities include providing 24-hour residential nursing care to children and adults with developmental disabilities in 19 group homes; oversight... read more »

 

Martha’s Village Elects Former Resident To Board of Directors

Martha’s Village Elects Former Resident To Board of Directors

Erica Hernandez, a former Martha’s Village resident, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Martha’s Village & Kitchen. She joins the 14-member board to chart the future of Riverside County’s largest provider of services to the homeless and indigent. In a life full of surprises for this mother of four. In 2003, the doctors... read more »

 

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus Presents: Gala 15 and the Palm Springs Premiere of Emmy® Award Winning Actor/Comedian Leslie Jordan’s “Show Pony”

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus Presents: Gala 15 and the Palm Springs Premiere of Emmy® Award Winning Actor/Comedian Leslie Jordan’s “Show Pony”

The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus (PSGMC) will present Gala 15 and the Palm Springs premiere of Emmy® Award winning actor/comedian/stage performer Leslie Jordan’s new show titled “Show Pony.” The Hard Rock Hotel will be the spectacular location for this GALA evening Saturday, May 17 at 6:30p.m. filled with special guests, live entertainment... read more »

 

John van Dalen, Uses Multiple Talents For Non-Profit Work

John van Dalen, Uses Multiple Talents For Non-Profit Work

John van Dalen has led an interesting life. Born in Amsterdam, Holland, van Dalen came to Southern California via Toronto, Canada, with his family when he was eight. The multi-talented actor, auctioneer and marketing guru has family in Coachella Valley. He currently splits his time between Palm Beach, Florida and Rancho Mirage where he plans... read more »

 

The Coachella Valley Symphony – Music On The Move

The Coachella Valley Symphony – Music On The Move

The Coachella Valley Symphony, after more than 20 years, continues its mission to keep the public informed of the healthy importance of being engaged in classical and popular music whether as listeners or as active performers.  In its new awareness campaign – reaching across communities – this local non-profit is fulfilling its mission... read more »

 

Loving All Animals & The Humane Society of the Desert Raise over $30,000 at Pre-Le Chien Cocktail Celebration at BG Bird Gardens in Palm Desert

Loving All Animals & The Humane Society of the Desert Raise over $30,000 at Pre-Le Chien Cocktail Celebration at BG Bird Gardens in Palm Desert

Photograph from left to right – Susan Stein, Linda Biggi and Malinda Bustos Photography taken by Corlyce Olivieri Loving All Animals and The Humane Society of the Desert recently hosted a fashionably fun fundraiser raising over $30,000 for homeless pets.  Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and entrainment by Joe Baldino Smooth... read more »