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...
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.”

What We Learned From #CreateGood16

What We Learned From #CreateGood16

Last week, two members of our team (Shannon, Director of Digital + Innovation and Leah, Fletcher Fellow) went to the Create Good Conference in search of inspiration, connection, and ideas for improving our communications work. Like last year’s gathering, this...
Black History Month + Biographical Conversations

Black History Month + Biographical Conversations

Biographical Conversations on UNC-TV does an amazing job of humanizing figures whose accomplishments sometimes seem larger-than-life. This Black History Month we celebrate John Hope Franklin, Julius Chambers, Henry Frye, and Howard Lee for their accomplishments, their...