Shannon Ritchie, AJF Director of Digital + Innovation

Shannon Ritchie, AJF Director of Digital + Innovation

We’re excited to switch it up this week by inviting our Director of Digital + Innovation, Shannon Ritchie, on to the show to tell us a bit about her work here at Fletcher Foundation. Shannon joins us to chat about what has led her to AJF, how she hopes to make a difference, and what is next for herself and for our nonprofit partners.

Spring 2016 Grant Announcement

Spring 2016 Grant Announcement

We are happy to announce our most recent grants to organizations working across North Carolina. The Fletcher Foundation Board of Directors voted to approve seven grants, including multi-year grants, totaling $890,000. We’re excited to deepen our existing...
Congratulations Fletcher Academy Class of 2016!

Congratulations Fletcher Academy Class of 2016!

“You’re going to leave a legacy whether you mean to or not, just make sure that it will benefit other people. Others will need your help in life. Give it as you see fit, but remember, it’s better to give than it is to receive. Help someone else along the...
Is collaboration the new innovation?

Is collaboration the new innovation?

Innovation. It’s one of those buzzwords that has the nonprofit world aflutter. Grantseekers load it up in their proposals. Grantmakers talk to one another about their innovative ideas. People throw around “I read this thing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review…” constantly. Heck, it’s even starting to sound like a bad word to say we work in “nonprofit” industry as compared to “social innovation.”

Arts/Culture Festival at the Fletcher Academy

Arts/Culture Festival at the Fletcher Academy

The Fletcher Academy took a break from their end-of-year studies for some lighthearted entertainment and learning at their first Arts/Culture Festival. I took a break from some never-ending emails to join in the fun. The day began with a series of dance performances...