The Conversation: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Aug 23, 2017
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Surviving Funding Cuts; Alt-Right in Hawaii; Co-Working Space Opens in Honolulu

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Fund-raising is a continuing challenge for all non-profit organizations. And a recent gathering in Honolulu highlighted several trends that have developed in the pursuit of donations.  

Town Square: Charitable Giving in 2014

Jul 16, 2015
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contemplativechristian / Flickr

  Last month, the Giving USA report touted American charitable giving at an estimated $358.38 billion in 2014 - the highest total annual amount in the report's 60-year history.Tonight, a comparison of national and Hawaii giving, pre-recession to now. In studio: Kelvin Taketa, President and CEO of Hawaii Community Foundation and Lisa Maruyama,President and CEO of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations.

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Malone & Company Photography / Flickr

Non-profits need solid market research as much as any business. New data on giving patterns are providing just that. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

The Hawaii Community Foundation has just released the 2015 edition of its “Hawaii Giving Study” and the results should be eye-opening for non-profit executives and the business leaders who sit on boards of directors.

Hawaii is a generous place. Nearly 66% of households statewide donate money to non-profits, while 93% give something, whether its money, donated goods or their time as volunteers.

Town Square: ALS fundraising campaign gone viral

Sep 4, 2014

  Your news feeds in twitter, Facebook and whatever else you use are probably filled with pictures of people taking the ice bucket challenge. Now the ALS awareness campaign started by one family to challenge some friends has gone beyond viral raising millions of unprecedented dollars. We'll talk with the head of the Golden West region, one of its trustees and the executive  director of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations about this unlikely campaign and the creativity that's translating into cash.