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Heart of Dinner: Card Rewards Donations Can Support Meal and Grocery Deliveries to East Asian Seniors

Heart of Dinner: Card Rewards Donations Can Support Meal and Grocery Deliveries to East Asian Seniors

In a Nutshell: During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Yin Chang and Moonlynn Tsai began to deliver meals to East Asian seniors in New York City through their Heart of Dinner nonprofit. Those elders faced food insecurity as their communities shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Rising anti-Asian sentiment and the real threat of violence in some neighborhoods further isolated Asian elders. As the Heart of Dinner service expanded, the founders began to understand... read more »

Matthew 25: Ministries Provides Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief to All in Need, Regardless of Circumstance

Matthew 25: Ministries Provides Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief to All in Need, Regardless of Circumstance

In a Nutshell: Rev. Wendell Mettey grew accustomed to dealing with poverty as a pastor in inner-city Cincinnati. But when he traveled to Nicaragua in 1990, he was shocked by what he saw. So he started Matthew 25: Ministries to do something about the level of deprivation and poverty around the world. Today, M25M offers humanitarian aid and disaster relief in more than 60 countries, including the U.S. The charity has also emerged as an important source of personal protective equipment... read more »

Kickfurther: A Crowdfunding Platform that Helps Businesses Secure Inventory Financing and Engage Brand Supporters

Kickfurther: A Crowdfunding Platform that Helps Businesses Secure Inventory Financing and Engage Brand Supporters

In a Nutshell: Many growing businesses that have demonstrated growth and profitability do not qualify for funding through traditional bank loans. Kickfurther presents a unique alternative to traditional loans with its Co-Op funding structure. Brands that need to fund inventory turn to their supporters who purchase the inventory through a consignment model. When the inventory sells, the brand and supporters get paid. The platform is easy to use and has a proven track record of success... read more »

Wefunder: How the Investment Crowdfunding Company is Using Its Platform to Help Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

Wefunder: How the Investment Crowdfunding Company is Using Its Platform to Help Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

In a Nutshell: In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the world is facing healthcare and economic challenges the likes of which it has never seen in modern times. Wefunder is an investment crowdfunding platform that is doing its part in this crisis by using its tools and infrastructure to help deliver solutions and help small businesses stay afloat in the U.S. The company launched an accelerator to help fund innovative ideas that solve problems brought on by the virus. And its... read more »

Donations Help VillageReach Work with Governments and Tech Partners to Strengthen Health Care Delivery in Africa

Donations Help VillageReach Work with Governments and Tech Partners to Strengthen Health Care Delivery in Africa

In a Nutshell: Signs of economic growth and improvement in social equity promise a more prominent role for African nations on the world stage. But many challenges remain — not the least of which is health care delivery to underserved Sub-Saharan populations where existing infrastructure falls short. That's the problem VillageReach is designed to address. The nonprofit focuses on impacting the last mile of the health care supply chain to ensure that resources reach the people who need... read more »

Prizeo: How You Can Contribute to a Good Cause and Earn a Chance to Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Prizeo: How You Can Contribute to a Good Cause and Earn a Chance to Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

In a Nutshell: Prizeo partners with celebrities and charitable organizations to raise funds online. People who contribute to Prizeo campaigns are entered into sweepstakes that offer unique experiences such as hanging out with their favorite celebrities or traveling to exotic locations. The donation platform provides a way for nearly anybody to support a good cause, raise awareness, and gives lucky winners a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It also allows celebrities to use their... read more »

Spencer Savings Bank: Core Values of Volunteerism and Financial Support Help New Jersey Communities Thrive

Spencer Savings Bank: Core Values of Volunteerism and Financial Support Help New Jersey Communities Thrive

In a Nutshell: Elmwood Park in northeastern New Jersey is a small town situated within the urban cacophony of New York City and Newark. But thanks to the team at Spencer Savings Bank, big things happen there every day. Living up to the highest aspirations of community banks, Spencer Savings Bank doesn't just wait for charitable opportunities to come to it -- it goes out and finds them -- pragmatically offering employee time and resources to help communities throughout its service area... read more »

Penn State’s Student-Run THON™ Philanthropy Gives Financial and Emotional Support to Families Impacted by Childhood Cancer

Penn State’s Student-Run THON™ Philanthropy Gives Financial and Emotional Support to Families Impacted by Childhood Cancer

In a Nutshell: THON™ started modestly as a fraternity dance marathon fundraiser at Penn State University in the early 1970s. It’s now the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, having raised nearly $170 million to fund critical cancer research and provide emotional and financial support to families impacted by childhood cancer. THON is a year-round effort that involved more than 16,500 student volunteers in 2019 and includes campus and community events, and a personal... read more »

At Goodshop, Online Shopping Becomes Charitable Giving at No Cost to the Consumer

At Goodshop, Online Shopping Becomes Charitable Giving at No Cost to the Consumer

In a Nutshell: When consumers shop online through Goodshop, a percentage of their purchases go toward a cause of their choice, at no extra cost. By partnering with some of the biggest names in the retail industry — Staples, Apple, Vistaprint, Old Navy — Goodshop uses everyday transactions to add to the $12 million dollars it has already raised for causes that range from local animal shelters to international refugee aid. With nearly 125,000 nonprofits, local schools, and... read more »

Smile Train’s Donor-Funded Cleft Treatments and Sustainable Model Puts Children with Clefts on Track for Healthy, Productive Lives

Smile Train’s Donor-Funded Cleft Treatments and Sustainable Model Puts Children with Clefts on Track for Healthy, Productive Lives

In a Nutshell: Most people have seen photos of children with cleft lips in passing — and they assume the problem is merely cosmetic. But cleft lips (and palates) are a serious medical condition that can impair a child’s speech, hearing, and breathing. Smile Train is an international charity that empowers local medical professionals in the developing world to help kids receive free cleft surgeries and comprehensive cleft care. A $250 donation can cover one surgery — and give a... read more »

Chuffed.org Empowers Small- and Medium-Sized Charities by Helping Them Create Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Chuffed.org Empowers Small- and Medium-Sized Charities by Helping Them Create Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

In a Nutshell: A lack of transparency in the charity space has many would-be donors questioning where their funds will go once the charity receives them. Most major charitable organizations receive too many donations each year to properly track the distribution of every dollar. Chuffed.org aims to solve this issue with a global crowdfunding platform that supports small- and medium-sized charities and individuals in need. Since 2012, the Chuffed platform has helped raise more than $18... read more »

Crowdfund with a Little Help From Your Friends — Fundly Has Raised More Than $330M Through Its Versatile, Facebook-Integrated Platform

Crowdfund with a Little Help From Your Friends — Fundly Has Raised More Than $330M Through Its Versatile, Facebook-Integrated Platform

In a Nutshell: Online fundraising has become increasingly popular over the years, but how projects are funded, what types of projects can be funded, and ease-of-use can vary. The flexible crowdfunding site, Fundly, allows individuals and nonprofits to set up fundraising campaigns for nearly any purpose, from medical expenses to startup business costs. Campaigns are easy to set up, whether you’re a novice fundraiser or a seasoned pro, and can be embedded and easily shared on Facebook... read more »

Over $200M Raised for 3,000 Nonprofits: How Charitybuzz Online Auctions are Disrupting Philanthropy by Bringing Charity Fundraising into the Digital World

Over $200M Raised for 3,000 Nonprofits: How Charitybuzz Online Auctions are Disrupting Philanthropy by Bringing Charity Fundraising into the Digital World

In a Nutshell: The spirit of giving is alive and well in our modern world. Hundreds of billions of dollars are donated to charitable organizations every year in the U.S. alone. Now, as the rest of the finance industry rapidly goes digital, so, too, goes fundraising -- thanks to Charitybuzz.com. A part of the Charity Network, Charitybuzz has helped bring fundraising into the 21st century by bringing it online, through its digital auction platform. Offering everything from luxury... read more »

Network for Good: Optimized Fundraising Software Helping Nonprofits Raise Money

Network for Good: Optimized Fundraising Software Helping Nonprofits Raise Money

In a Nutshell: Network for Good is an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits achieve and exceed their fundraising goals through free educational resources and a suite of online fundraising software. Their platform allows donors to make charitable contributions to more than 1.4 million charities and public schools and has raised over $1 billion dollars to date. According to the Giving USA 2015 annual report, charities received $358.38 billion dollars in donations last year and... read more »