Fundraising Tips to Re-Engage Lapsed Donors: Punt the Bunt

March 6, 2020 | Voices of Family Promise

By: Melissa Biggar If you’ve worked in fundraising and development for more than five minutes you’ve probably come across the terms    LYBUNT    and    SYBUNT. To those outside the field, these fundraising acronyms may sound like Klingon, but for development officers they’re part of everyday conversation. Pretty self-explanatory …

Family Promise of Colorado Springs Opens Innovative Shelter

March 4, 2020 | Affiliate News

Family Promise of Colorado Springs is ensuring the most vulnerable children and families in their community receive help. The Affiliate recently opened Colorado Springs’ first stand-alone, family-dedicated shelter. It is also Colorado’s first low-barrier family shelter. “We’re able to accept families in whatever place they’re at,” Family Promise of Colorado …

NBA Hall of Famer and Family Promise Supporter, Alex English, Highlighted by the Charlotte Observer

March 3, 2020 | Voices of Family Promise

Recently, the Charlotte Observer published an article and series of videos highlighting Alex English as part of their series “SC Sports: Where are the stars now?”. In the article, English discusses his involvement with Family Promise of the Midlands and his commitment to the Family Promise mission. You can read …

Family Promise CEO Presents Keynote at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

February 25, 2020 | National News

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers gave the keynote address at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s panel on youth poverty in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands last week. Ehlers kickstarted the event by shining a light on the extent of youth poverty in the United States. “The poverty …

Lyft Helps Family Promise Make Transportation Easier for Families

February 20, 2020 | Success Stories

This winter, Lyft and Family Promise partnered to pilot a program that is helping families in Union County, New Jersey safely get where they need to go. Lyft provided $5,000 in ride credits to be used by families in our Union County program. For many families experiencing or at-risk of …

Summit Area Public Foundation Grants $20,000 to Family Promise for Volunteer Program

February 20, 2020 | Press Releases

SUMMIT, NJ— The Summit Area Public Foundation is supporting Family Promise’s expansion of its volunteer management program to include new technology that will assist the organization with engaging Union County volunteers and with prevention and stabilization efforts for families at risk of homelessness in Union County. The $20,000 grant will …

Why Many Kids Experiencing Homelessness Are Not Being Counted

February 19, 2020 | Voices of Family Promise

First Video In New Series Breaks Down Why Many Kids Experiencing Homelessness are Not Being Counted Each year in the United States, 2.5 million children experience homelessness. But many kids experiencing homelessness are not eligible for the services they need because they are not counted under the U.S. Department of …

Family Promise and Belk Celebrate Opening of New Day Center in Laurens, SC

February 14, 2020 | Press Releases

  LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA – This week, Family Promise of Laurens County celebrated the grand opening of its Day Center which will serve families at risk of homelessness. Members of the Family Promise of Laurens County Board of Trustees, local congregations, Belk, and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce were …

Family Promise Welcomes Three New Trustees

January 30, 2020 | National News, Press Releases

Nonprofit organization wraps up 2019 by inducting new members to Board of Trustees  SUMMIT, NJ – January 30, 2020 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, ended the decade by welcoming the following three new members to its Board of Trustees. Sarah Bird – Community Leader and Former …

Family Promise Announces Shane Claiborne as Conference Keynote Speaker

January 27, 2020 | Press Releases

Prominent speaker and activist to speak at September 2020 conference on family homelessness SUMMIT, NJ –JANUARY 27, 2020 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, announced Shane Claiborne as the keynote speaker at their September 2020 conference in Las Vegas, NV. Shane Claiborne, the founder of The …

Why I Volunteer: Linda Walker and Stacy McIntyre

January 14, 2020 | Uncategorized

Family Promise is a family affair for Linda Walker and her daughter, Stacy McIntyre. Linda got involved with Family Promise’s flagship emergency shelter program in Union County, NJ, 30 years ago. From the beginning, she appreciated how each family’s unique needs were addressed. “Family Promise is willing to listen to …

Partner Spotlight: Releases New Gen2Gen Cities Report

January 14, 2020 | Uncategorized

This is a guest blog post from our partners at It was originally published on their blog. View the original here. releases #Gen2Gen Cities, a guide to intergenerational strategies for public sector innovators seeking solutions to community challenges. Across the country, innovative city and county leaders …

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