• Whole Foods Market® Palm Desert Culminates ‘Summer of Giving’ Campaign   by Raising Funds for the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
  • Coachella Valley Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply for $25,000 Grants
  • SU2C Returns to Primetime on Friday Sept. 5th
  • “Change The World With a Giving Heart” Theme For Eighth Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards
  • Summer Food Drive – Help us make a difference in our community
  • CVRM Needs your Help! – Annual Backpack Bonanza
  • Look Who’s Talking at Desert Town Hall

Whole Foods Market® Palm Desert Culminates ‘Summer of Giving’ Campaign by Raising Funds for the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

As part of its ‘Summer of Giving’ campaign, from Aug. 17 to 30, the new Whole Foods Market Palm Desert is raising funds and awareness for the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, composed of The Galen, a Silver LEED-certified building that hosts changing exhibitions, engaging community events and innovative educational programs, and the [...]

Coachella Valley Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply for $25,000 Grants

H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and CBS Local 2 will select twelve Coachella Valley Spotlight recipients The application period for 2015 Coachella Valley Spotlight grants is now open. The CBS Local 2 Community Advisory Board will select twelve charitable organizations to receive media exposure and a $25,000 from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger [...]

SU2C Returns to Primetime on Friday Sept. 5th

LIVE, ONE-HOUR FUNDRAISING EVENT TO AIR SIMULTANEOUSLY ON ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC AND 26 BROADCAST AND CABLE NETWORKS 8 PM ET & PT / 7PM CT Broadcast Coincides with Live Stand Up To Cancer Canada Event, with Canadian-Inclusive Telecast for Canadian Audience Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking [...]

“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 [...]

Summer Food Drive – Help us make a difference in our community

Join Our Cause We’re just like you. We’re teachers, business owners, parents, retirees, real estate brokers, students…you name it. But the one thing we all have in common is our dedication to making our community a better place. And the more we all pitch in, the bigger impact we can all make. Grau! Vacation Rentals [...]

CVRM Needs your Help! – Annual Backpack Bonanza

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is once again distributing new backpacks and school supplies to our valley’s needy children on August 23. The success of this outreach depends solely on the support and generosity of you, our residents of the valley who recognize the need to assist. This event will serve over 2500 children this [...]

Look Who’s Talking at Desert Town Hall

The H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation presents Desert Town Hall, the desert’s pre-eminent speaker series. Slated to appear in 2015: MITT ROMNEY, Monday, January 19: Mitt Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States of America. DR. NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON, Thursday, February 12: Dr. [...]

 

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Doctors Wanted: Animal Samaritans to Open New Clinic in Indio

Doctors Wanted: Animal Samaritans to Open New Clinic in Indio

On Thursday, August 7, Animal Samaritans received the keys to its future animal clinic in Indio. The new clinic will be located at 42150 Jackson Street, suites 105 & 106, adjacent the Home Depot improvement store, just north of the 10 freeway.  Animal Samaritans anticipates opening the doors to its new Indio veterinary clinic mid-January... read more »

 

Registration Now Opens for 8th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink Benefitting The Desert Cancer Foundation

Registration is now open for the Desert Cancer Foundation’s Eighth Annual Paint El Paseo Pink walk and fundraiser to be held Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at The Gardens on El Paseo. Interested participants are encouraged to register online at www.desertcancerfoundation.org and click on “Paint El Paseo Pink 2014.” Individual entries and... read more »

 

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 »

 

Denny’s Dishes Out Annual Fundraising Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in the U.S.

A wholesome breakfast can jumpstart any day, as studies have shown that kids who eat school breakfast are more apt to attend class, perform better on standardized tests and, as a result, are 20 percent more likely to graduate high school. In an effort to ensure that every child in the U.S. starts his or her day off right with nutritious,... 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 »

 
 



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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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The Living Desert Seeks Applicants for New Interactive Wildlife Wonders Show

The Living Desert Seeks Applicants for New Interactive Wildlife Wonders Show

The Living Desert is seeking motivated, outgoing and personable individuals to serve as guest experience specialists for a new interactive Wildlife Wonders Show beginning Fall 2014. The guest experience specialists will perform on stage as cast members in a yet-to-be publicized show. Selected individuals will be working as a costumed character... read more »

 

Angel Program Kickoff Party Features Evenings of Smooth Jazz

Angel Program Kickoff Party Features Evenings of Smooth Jazz

Donations to AIDS Assistance Program’s Annual Giving to be Matched by Wells Fargo The annual Jeannette Rockefeller Angel Program Kickoff Party benefiting AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) will take place on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 6-8 pm at a private estate in the Las Palmas area of Palm Springs. There is no fee for the event, but attendance... read more »

 

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 »

 

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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Australian Chef and Designer Georgie Smith Owner of The Delish Life to Bring Her Flair to Jazz in the Pines Patron Dinner Dance

Australian Chef and Designer Georgie Smith Owner of The Delish Life to Bring Her Flair to Jazz in the Pines Patron Dinner Dance

The 2014 Jazz in the Pines Patrons Package will have a little more panache and woodsy flair to it under the helm of Georgie Smith owner of The Delish Life blog and web-series most well known for her celebrity clientele. This year’s Friday, August 15 event titled “A Rustic Chic Summer Evening Under the Stars” will tie-in... read more »

 

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum – 2014 Dinner in the Canyons Announcement

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum – 2014 Dinner in the Canyons Announcement

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum will usher-in its 2014-2015 season with the annual Dinner in the Canyons gala fundraiser on Saturday, October 11. This public event is held outdoors under the stars in Andreas Canyon in Palm Springs, an ancient home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Proceeds from the event help underwrite the cost... read more »

 

The Children’s Discovery Museum of The Desert Announces New Board Officers

The Children’s Discovery Museum of The Desert Announces New Board Officers

The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert recently installed its 2014-2015 officers that will serve on the Board of Trustees. Kate Spates was elected as the Board of Trustees’ new president. Vincent Whittaker and Wes Oliphant will serve as vice presidents, Amir Afsar as secretary and Brian Holcombe as treasurer. All five will serve... read more »

 

Escena Golf Club Donates Portion of Green Fees to The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs

Escena Golf Club Donates Portion of Green Fees to The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs

The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs is pleased to announce that Escena Golf Club will donate a portion of the green fees to the Club through September 28th. For golfers who use promotion code “BGCPS” when booking tee times $5 per round will be donated. “We are so grateful that Escena Golf Club will donate funds to the Club in this... read more »

 

Tuskegee Airman Rusty Burns Makes Special Guest Appearance at the Palm Springs Air Museum

Tuskegee Airman Rusty Burns Makes Special Guest Appearance at the Palm Springs Air Museum

WHO:  Tuskegee Airman Rusty Burns – Guest Speaker WHEN:  Wed, August 13, 2014 – 1:30 PM WHERE: Palm Springs Air Museum – Buddy Rogers Theater WHAT: This workshop is the last in a series of monthly educational workshops for young people this summer.   Each child will receive an activities booklet. Tuskegee Airman Rusty Burns... read more »

 

$25,000 Grant to Support Home Repairs for Valley Seniors and Veterans

$25,000 Grant to Support Home Repairs for Valley Seniors and Veterans

Fuller Center for Housing receives funds from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation More seniors and veterans in the Coachella Valley will see repairs to their homes in the coming months thanks to a grant from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing (DCFCH) was presented the Coachella Valley... read more »

 

$25,000 Grant will Help Dress and Train Low-income Job Seekers

$25,000 Grant will Help Dress and Train Low-income Job Seekers

Desert Best Friend’s Closet receives funds from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Desert Best Friend’s Closet will expand its programs for low-income job seekers thanks to a grant from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. The organization is the latest recipient of the Coachella Valley Spotlight, which includes a $25,000... 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 »