May 14, 2020
Nonprofit Impact Report, Issue 4: Fundraising Through the Pandemic
How do we raise money right now? Is it okay to ask for support? Are people still giving? The Sterling team tackles these and several other commonly asked questions about fundraising through the pandemic.
April 22, 2020
Nonprofit Impact Report, Issue 3: Survey Results, Effects of COVID-19 on Nonprofits
Representatives from 160 Houston-area nonprofits responded to a recent Sterling survey about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis on their organizations. Nonprofits have been hit hard on several fronts, and not surprisingly, concerns about funding top the list of challenges organizations are facing. Read about the results here.
April 16, 2020The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University
COVID Finance and HR Policies, and Management Implications
The Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy at Texas A&M’s Bush School offers these nonprofit management insights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 30, 2020
Nonprofit Impact Report, Issue 2: Insights for Nonprofits to Weather the COVID Storm
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we know it, and like almost every other business sector, nonprofits are feeling the pinch. The Sterling team is in touch with dozens of nonprofits, linking arms with amazing professionals who continue to do extraordinary work. Our latest Nonprofit Impact Report outlines what we are hearing from nonprofits and funders, and includes our own recommendations for weathering this storm. Take a look.
March 30, 2020
What does CARES Act mean for nonprofits?
Click here to review an excellent summary from the National Council of Nonprofits, which clearly outlines what this new legislation could offer to your nonprofit. Check with your organization’s attorney or accountant to learn more about how to access benefits for your organization.
March 30, 2020
CARES Act Loan Application
The CARES Act includes benefits for nonprofits, and many organizations will qualify for forgivable loans. Are you one of them? Click here to access the application and learn more.
March 29, 2020Memorial Hermann
Memorial Hermann’s COVID-19 Resource Center
Memorial Hermann is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Learn more about keeping yourself and your family safe here.
March 28, 2020Houston Business Journal
Houston nonprofits launch local coronavirus recovery fund, starting with $1M gift
The United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation have established the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The funds will be used to help those in critical need.
March 27, 2020YES Prep Public Schools
YES Prep continues critical services through school closures
Check out how YES Prep Public Schools is supporting their students with online learning and meals while schools are closed.
March 25, 2020Houston Chroncile
Isolation compounds violence: Abuse victims more at risk during coronavirus quarantines
This is an anxious time for everyone, and living in close quarters under this level of stress causes the incidence domestic abuse to increase. Read here to find out what the Houston Area Women’s Center is doing to help.
March 24, 2020ABC 13
Take a virtual trip to the Houston Zoo
The animals at the Houston Zoo are oblivious to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are as active as ever. Watch them here.
March 23, 2020Houston Symphony
Houston Symphony offers Listen at Home program
The Houston Symphony is offering the community an opportunity to keep the music alive through their Listen at Home program.
March 22, 2020YMCA of Greater Houston
Stay fit remotely with YMCA of Greater Houston
The YMCA of Greater Houston offers virtual fitness programs to keep you moving in the comfort of your own home.
March 21, 2020Sightlines
Chinati Foundation releases previously unseen footage of construction of Donald Judd’s monumental concrete boxes
Amazing new footage of the construction of Donald Judd’s 15 untitled works in concrete is now available for the world to see.
March 10, 2020
Nonprofit Impact Report, Issue 1: Coronavirus, Oil Prices, & Stock Market Volatility
The coronavirus, the drop in oil prices, and recent stock market volatility are causing uncertainty everywhere, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. In this timely paper, the Sterling team analyzes the current situation and offers helpful recommendations for keeping your mission moving.
March 7, 2020Victoria Advocate
Jennifer Yancey was steadfast advocate for college
New adventure for HAWC’s new chief development officer - After more than 20 years at Victoria College, first as a student and then as an employee, Jennifer Yancey is bringing her nonprofit, community relations, and fundraising expertise to the Houston Area Women’s Center.
February 21, 2020Houston Public Media
The Hidden Economy of the Performing Arts Scene
The arts don’t just entertain; they are also a powerful economic force - In this short video from Houston Public Media, TUTS executive director Hillary Hart and Mayor Sylvester Turner shed light on the arts’ role in creating local jobs and generating revenue.
December 9, 2019Nonprofit Quarterly
Speculations on the Roots of the Loss of Small U.S. Donors: What Nonprofits Can Do
Thoughts on the “dollars up, donors down” trend - While the total number of dollars given has been fairly stable over time, the number of donors has been dropping since 2010. A team from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy wanted to know why. According to their research, households that stopped giving were mostly at the lower end of the income spectrum, raising questions about the lingering impact of the Great Recession.