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What Do You Have to Be Thankful For?

Imagine if you were fighting stage 4 liver cancer. Imagine receiving an eviction notice, knowing that you would be forced from your home unless you paid rent that you simply could not pay. Imagine the fear of homelessness, dreading that your child, or grandchild,...

Transforming Lives: Growing “Christ’s Church In the Street”

As our guests began arriving at the Concord Hilton for our very first “Transforming Lives Annual Fundraising Luncheon,” there was a buzz in the air. Our staff could feel it, our board members could feel it, and our guests were beginning to get the sense that this was...

Catholic Charities Embraces a Culture of Philanthropy

A Culture of Philanthropy. Prior to my career with nonprofits, I had not heard this term.What is it and why is it important to me and to Catholic Charities of the East Bay? Fundraising is essential for every nonprofit. There are many nonprofits that do it well –...