Controlled Burns

I’m currently on vacation in Sunriver, Oregon. It’s the off-season here – a ghost town of sorts, in the quiet, desolate lull between the winter ski season and the madness of summer on the river. In our resort area, the county is conducting a series of what they call controlled burns – setting purposeful fire…

Why Lester Salamon’s Passing and His Data Should Matter to Us

Dr. Lester M. Salamon passed in August of 2021. He was the head of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He and his team annually produced employment and economic impact data about the nonprofit sector.  Salamon’s legacy will live on, as the Center will continue…

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“House of Friendliness” has a home of its own as it begins its new half-century

The March 12th open house was a reason to celebrate. After a half-century of helping to rescue Hawaii’s at-risk youth from troubled homes, the “House of Friendliness” has a home of its own for the first time. Hale Kipa needs its new $12 million facility on Old Fort Weaver Road in West Oahu. The social…

HANO is Going Virtual

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and for the health and safety of our staff and community, HANO will begin tele-working starting Monday, March 23, 2020, with all employees working from home.  To reach HANO staff, please contact us via e-mail as we continue to work in place: Lisa Maruyama, President & CEO: lmaruyama@hano-hawaii.org Jennifer…

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With federal funding at risk, nonprofits step up to make sure Hawaii gets counted in 2020 U.S. census

Dozens of organizations and hundreds of volunteers are collaborating on a project that will determine how much federal funding Hawaii and its nonprofits will receive over the next decade. Their mission: To make sure that Hawaii is represented as completely and accurately as possible in the upcoming 2020 U.S. census. Hundreds of millions of dollars…

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