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Your Questions Answered: A Look at Overhead

Your Questions Answered: A Look at Overhead

In the evolving world of nonprofit management, there are all kinds of financial metrics that measure performance and accountability. As we engage with corporate partners, recurring and potential donors, people often ask, “What is your overhead?” In other words:...
The Powerful Benefits of Volunteering

The Powerful Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering offers more than just lending a helping hand. It’s a path to personal growth and community impact. Looking for a reason to volunteer? Here are some “whys”. 1. Volunteering is good for both your physical and mental health. Studies have shown that...
More Than 100 Served During Tornado Relief Community Event

More Than 100 Served During Tornado Relief Community Event

Hands On Nashville and the Nashville VOAD teamed up to make a powerful impact in our community by hosting a relief event for the survivors of the December 9 tornadoes. As families arrived, they were greeted with open arms and a warm meal thanks to the incredible...
Supporting Our Neighbors’ Recovery

Supporting Our Neighbors’ Recovery

Helping communities respond, recover and rebuild. Donate We’ve rounded up resources from organizations and businesses offering support to Middle Tennesseans impacted by the recent storms. This is not an exhaustive list, but we hope that it helps our neighbors as they...
Stopping Nashville’s Family Homelessness Crisis

Stopping Nashville’s Family Homelessness Crisis

485 families. As we write, that’s how many families are experiencing homelessness in our community. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, slightly more than 200 families were on the Metro Nashville Coordinated Entry by-name list, the list which is used in our community to...
Three Numbers You Should Know

Three Numbers You Should Know

911 is a national emergency number that has been around for decades and adopted by many countries. In recent years, city and state governments across the U.S. have adopted additional three-digit telephone numbers to help individuals and families navigate crisis and...
14,000 Backpacks Collected for Students

14,000 Backpacks Collected for Students

In mid-July we gathered at Nissan Stadium to collect and distribute school supplies for thousands of students across our community. The riverside drop-off site buzzed with volunteers and local media as supporters arrived with loads of essential school supplies. “You...
Celebrating Our Campaign Award Winners

Celebrating Our Campaign Award Winners

During our annual Community Meeting on June 14, we imagined what’s possible for the future of our community and celebrated the outstanding achievements of our workplace campaign partners. Each award winner has demonstrated exceptional dedication and generosity...
Managing Your Money During High Inflation

Managing Your Money During High Inflation

You’ve seen it: the rising price of groceries, household items, gas and utility bills. Since the start of the pandemic, virtually every part of our lives has been touched by the mounting price of goods and services, which is especially concerning for our neighbors...
A Look Back at 2022: What Were Our Neighbors In Need of most?

A Look Back at 2022: What Were Our Neighbors In Need of most?

Everyone knows about 911. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of 211, the nationwide service that connects people to community resources, nonprofit services and help during a crisis. 211 puts you in touch with a trained community specialist any time of the day, every...
How Community Supported Agriculture Nourishes Our Neighbors

How Community Supported Agriculture Nourishes Our Neighbors

Since 1986, the Center for Living and Learning has provided recovery and reintegration for people with severe and persistent mental illness. Through residential and vocational programs, the Center helps residents recover from their mental illness in a holistic...