Each year, Weld devotes one issue to nonprofit organizations drawing a focus on the part they play in the condition of Metro Birmingham’s current state, and the potential role they play in it’s future.
“A core tenet of Weld‘s mission is ‘community,’ said Heather Milam Nikolich, the newspaper’s general manager. “We provide a public service by freely distributing in-depth reporting and journalism each week. While we are a for-profit company, we understand the importance of serving a community, no matter the size.
“Here in Alabama, we have no shortage of social causes that need the utmost attention. Organizations whose primary purpose is mission-based can have enormous positive impact and we want to help advance the initiatives that are making our community a better place to be.”
You can read about nonprofits every week in Weld’s editorial coverage and our Events, Food and Drink and Visual Arts calendars, but this year’s Nonprofit Issue will feature a list of all the participating nonprofits in the area, and stories spotlighting their work in general and some specific ways. Not intended to be a comprehensive recounting of all the work being done by various charities, social agencies or other nonprofits, the issue continues Weld’s ongoing attempt to make nonprofit activities a part of the local conversation.
“Weld‘s annual Nonprofit Issue allows us to highlight the causes that need our attention and to extend our appreciation for all the great work happening here through these nonprofits,” Milam Nikolich said. “This special issue is our way of extending enormous gratitude for the ongoing diligence of so many organizations out there each day, solely focused on making our entire community better.”
Break to Educate
In addition to the print issue Weld’s commitment to nonprofits continues off the page in our collaboration with the firm of Fowler Davis in the recently inaugurated Break to Educate quarterly workshop series. The second installment will be held Thursday, September 15, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and highlights effective communication, managerial and fundraising skills for nonprofit businesses. Specific topics include a roundtable discussion on best practices for nonprofits, fundraising and resource development, media and public relations and multimedia for nonprofits.
The workshop will be held at Bridge Street Gallery & Loft, 213 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Attendees should arrive 30 minutes early. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and includes coffee, water and pastries. For more information or to register, visit BreakToEducate.com.