Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative

Volunteering Program Switches HQs

Care for Community, the Island's volunteer coordination program, has transitioned to Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative from MV Community Services.

Wish List for Island Nonprofits Posted

Donors who want to help Island causes can check a posted list of critical unmet needs on the Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative website.

Nonprofit Collaborative Chooses New Executive Director

The Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative Board of Directors has hired Jackie Friedman as its new executive director.

Peter Temple Will Retire From Nonprofit Collaborative

Peter Temple will retire as executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative at the end of the year, the organization announced.

Collaboration Key for Nonprofits

Collaboration is a buzzword in the nonprofit world that elicits varied reactions. Donors and foundations encourage it because they believe it makes their gifts have more impact and they see it as a solution to a glut of nonprofits.

Shifting Trends Seen in Charitable Giving on Vineyard

As competition for donor dollars increases amid a crowded field of nonprofits on the Vineyard, new ideas have begun to emerge about fundraising. In the past decade, the total amount raised by Island nonprofits has gone up, but so has the number of groups seeking funds.

Study Aims to Address Needs of Changing Demographics

The data is clear: like the rest of the country, Martha’s Vineyard is bracing for a sharp increase in the population of older residents. The number of Vineyard residents 60 and older is growing at a faster rate then the rest of the state, and that demographic is expected to grow as the baby boomer generation gets older. Some estimates show that Island residents between 60 and 70 years of age will triple by 2020.

Friends in Need, Philanthropic Deeds

Today is Philanthropy Day on Martha’s Vineyard. Proclaimed by Dukes County, it’s a day to honor everyone, seasonal and year-round for the tremendous amount of time and money you donate to preserve the Vineyard and keep its nonprofits running.

In the last year there’s been a lot of philanthropy to thank you for. Some of it preserved or improved important Island institutions.

Honoring Those Who Give Back

Today is Philanthropy Day on Martha’s Vineyard. Proclaimed by Dukes County, it’s a day to honor everyone, seasonal and year-round, for the tremendous amount of time and money you donate to keep the Vineyard and its nonprofits running. We salute and thank all of you for giving back. You play a major role in keeping this a special place.

Vineyard Volunteers

The Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative has started a new project to create an Islandwide volunteer database. The collaborative’s Web site has a list of volunteer opportunities ranging from answering the phone to keeping counts of horseshoe crabs. Check it out at mvdonors.org/volunteers.

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