Posts Tagged ‘United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’

DI People: Raytheon, United Way, Omnitracs, Steward Health Name New Execs

Posted by Lance Murray

RAYTHEON NAMES NEW PRESIDENT AT DIVISION IN MCKINNEY

Roy Azevedo has been named president of the McKinney-based Space and Airborne Systems division of Raytheon effective Sept. 1, the company announced.

“We have entered a period of significant change and opportunity …

United Way, Texas Instruments Collaborate for Nonprofit Fellows Program

Posted by Alex Edwards

If anyone’s wondering what the nonprofit leaders of tomorrow look like, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas wants you to look no further than Dallas-Fort Worth. The nonprofit has announced a new collaboration with Texas Instruments that will provide funding to

Celanese Announces $100K Grant to Support Dallas’ GrowSouth Initiative

Posted by Lance Murray

As a way to note its 100th anniversary, Celanese Corp. announced Tuesday a $100,000 grant challenge to support the southern sector of Dallas.

Irving-based Celanese—whose slogan is “The Chemistry Inside Innovation”—makes products for nearly all areas of business and life—from …

Innovation Study: DFW Should Embrace its Sprawl & Work Together to Propel its Growth, Identity as ‘Hub for Innovation’

Posted by Heather Noel

It’s said there’s power in numbers and as North Texas looks to accelerate the growth and success of its innovation economy it’s going to take a communitywide effort, according to a study released Thursday.

Startups, corporations, investors, universities, government, social …

Steve Case at Rise of the Rest in Dallas: Investors Should Focus on Why it Will Work

Posted by Heather Noel

When Steve Case helped found internet startup America Online (AOL) in 1985, about 3 percent of people were using the internet.

“We talked about the idea of the internet connecting the world; nobody believed us,” Case told a group at …

In Our Hyperconnected World, Dallas Leaders Find ‘New Power’ With Public Collaboration

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way has been working in the social sphere for more than 125 years, but don’t call it “old.”

At least when talking about it in terms of “old power,” as outlined by authors Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, says …

Social Entrepreneurs Focused on Education Land $100K in United Way’s OneUp the Pitch

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Surrounded by first-generation college graduates that went through the ScholarShot program, Dan Hooper impressed the judges to take home the $75,000 Social Innovator of the Year award at OneUp the Pitch Thursday night.

ScholarShot pairs at-risk students with academic managers …

How Large Corporations, Nonprofits Face Challenges of New Technologies

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Innovation has never come easy to large corporations, and airlines are perhaps the biggest poster children for resisting change.

Fort Worth-based American Airlines has more than 400 people working on improving its digital channels, so it’s not for want of

Business of Social: Bringing the Entrepreneurial Mindset into Nonprofits

Posted by Katie Kelton

Social impact took centerstage Tuesday morning at Dallas Startup Week as Dallas-based leaders gathered to talk about the role of social entrepreneurship in nonprofit organizations.

In the panel, So You Want to Do Some Good, speakers discussed the pros …

Innovation Scorecard: Chamber Says DFW in ‘Position of Strength’

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas favorably stacks up against cities across the U.S. and the globe in entrepreneurial spirit and innovation-readiness per a new “Innovation Scorecard” released by the Dallas Regional Chamber along with Accenture, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and Southern Methodist University.

Innovative Texting Project Sends Tips to Parents and Caregivers on Their Phones

Posted by KERA

Space donated by an anonymous Dallas Innovates sponsor.Parents provide the first building blocks for their child’s success. But kids don’t come with an instruction manual.

The new Start Smart Texas literacy program enables parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles — anyone who cares for a young child — …

My Possibilities, LaunchAbility Merge for Greater Impact

Posted by Lance Murray

Two major North Texas nonprofits that serve members of the disabled community have merged.

Plano-based My Possibilities and LaunchAbility announced that they merged effective Jan. 15 as a way to provide greater impact by combining resources. The nonprofits will now …

The Altruists: North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

Pitch Perfect: North Texas Events Boosting Entrepreneurial Ideas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Here’s a list of some of the notable pitch events last year. Check DallasInnovates.com for upcoming dates for 2018.

Codelaunch

CodeLaunch is the seed accelerator and startup expo in Dallas-Fort Worth at which individuals pitch their app ideas to investors, …

TI Foundation Funds $2.1 Million for Nonprofit Fellows Program

Posted by Lance Murray

Seeking to help mold the nonprofit leaders of the future, Texas Instruments Foundation has established a fellowship program that is funded by $2.1 million in foundation grants.

The grants, which the Dallas-based semiconductor maker said honors its founders’ legacy of …

Power, Purpose & Profit: bigBANG! Focuses on Putting Money to Work for Good

Posted by Heather Noel

An investment can change the world.

Beyond making a financial return, people are putting their dollars to work on social good as well. 

“We want environmental and social impact to become the norm rather than the exception when we are

West Dallas Program Readies Young Adults for Health Careers

Posted by Heather Noel

West Dallas resident and Army veteran Reon Thomas has held many jobs — packager, restaurant server, security worker — but none resonated with him or gave him opportunities for career growth to support his budding family, he said.

Through a …

Toyota Gives $1M to Help Homeless in Collin County

Posted by Chloe Bennett

As Toyota celebrates the opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, it’s also committing $1 million to help homeless women and children in Collin County.

On Thursday, Toyota and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas awarded a $1 million

Better Together Fund Backs
Collaborative Nonprofits

Posted by Lance Murray

A group of the strongest philanthropic organizations in Dallas-Fort Worth have announced a pilot program aimed at driving large-scale social change. 

Called the Better Together Fund, the program was introduced Wednesday by The Dallas Foundation, Lyda Hill Foundation, The Meadows …

Akola, Bonton Farms Take Prizes
at ‘OneUp the Pitch’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

In just 11 months, Brittany Merrill Underwood has launched Akola jewelry in all Neiman Marcus stores, gave hundreds of disadvantaged women a livable wage, and raised her nonprofit company so it can compete with high-end brands.

Now, the Dallas-based