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The Importance of Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations are essential when creating and developing strong communities everywhere.

By Blake McCoyPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Nonprofit organizations are social or charitable groups that promote specific causes. You can find these organizations working towards many goals, including the arts, healthcare, education, and more. Nonprofits play a vital role in developing equitable and prosperous communities. And nonprofits can do even more by coming together to protect their legacy and their indispensable part in America’s future.

Creating Jobs in Your Community

Nonprofit organizations contribute to the overall economic health of the community in which they are working. Nonprofit organizations provide jobs in many areas, including development, healthcare delivery, and more.

Providing Hope

When people are struggling, a cause can give them a much-needed sense of hope. Whether volunteering to help those less fortunate than yourself or donating your hard-earned money to the nonprofit organization that you feel is making a difference, these actions can make a difference and sometimes even save lives.

Promoting Education

Nonprofit organizations can influence the education of children and adults because these groups often work with schools, colleges, and universities to promote education. For example, nonprofit organizations frequently work with teachers through different initiatives that offer fundraising opportunities. Teachers can also benefit from working with nonprofit organizations because they can teach their students the importance of giving back to the community.

Bringing Attention to Important Issues

Nonprofit organizations frequently play an essential role in bringing awareness to important social and political issues that must be addressed. These organizations work with different groups so that they can spread their message of awareness for a cause through many channels. For example, you can find nonprofit advocacy groups that promote change by spreading awareness on issues such as climate change and health care reform.

Helping Those Who Can’t Help Themselves

Nonprofit organizations can work with groups or individuals who cannot help themselves. These groups usually work by creating an environment where people can donate and provide much-needed funds to those in need. This is one of the most crucial ways nonprofit organizations bring value to society.

Nonprofit organizations are precious to society because they can serve the community directly. These organizations are often seen as an investment for people who want to do something meaningful with their lives while helping others.

About Blake McCoy

Blake McCoy has established a career as a skilled broadcast journalist. Blake has anchored top-rated newscasts in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Las Vegas and Boise, ID. As a recognizable face delivering news to those communites, Blake McCoy has looked for ways to give back and highlight important causes. Blake also spent several years as a Correspondent for NBC News, traveling the country reporting for Nightly News, TODAY, and MSNBC. Alongside his professional career, Blake McCoy is focused on giving back and supporting his community. He is involved with multiple charities and organizations, both as a volunteer and donor. Blake has co-hosted the annual Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure, a Mother’s Day event that raises millions for breast cancer awareness and research and draws more than 50,000 people.

Blake McCoy was also Ambassador for Dining Out For Life Minnesota, an annual event that partners with local restaurants to raise money for HIV/AIDS resources. In his role as Ambassador, Blake leveraged his position at KARE 11 to generate excitement and raise awareness. On the day of the event, Blake visited as many restaurants as possible to thank the owners, greet diners, and take photographs which were then used to promote the local restaurants. A symbiotic boost to everyone involved and an annual event that helped forge new ties within the community.

Throughout his career, Blake McCoy has tapped personal connections to help inform and direct his giving. A former colleague and co-anchor, Shawn Yancy, created Girls’ Night Out by Shawn Yancy in 2010 as a way to promote charities that benefit the wellbeing of women and children in the Washington, DC region. In 2019, she officially registered Girls’ Night Out by Shawn Yancy as a nonprofit organization and established its mission to transform the futures of underserved women and children by empowering their lives. Blake McCoy is a supporter and annual donor of this great community project from his former colleague.


About the Creator

Blake McCoy

Blake McCoy is a dynamic, engaging broadcast journalist with a depth of experience. As a network news correspondent, Blake has traveled the country sharing stories of human triumph and tragedy, struggle and perseverance.

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