All articles tagged Fundraising (17)

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 »

Liberty in North Korea is Changing the Narrative on the Country by Using Donations to Rescue Refugees and Share Their Stories

Liberty in North Korea is Changing the Narrative on the Country by Using Donations to Rescue Refugees and Share Their Stories

In a Nutshell: While most news about North Korea centers on nuclear weapons or peace talks, the story of how brutally repressive the regime remains often takes a backseat. Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is a nonprofit organization that shines a light on the country's human rights abuses by rescuing North Korean refugees and empowering them to share their stories through international media channels. The organization, founded in 2004, creates documentaries and resources and teaches... read more »

The Carter Center Uses Donations to Advance Human Rights by Promoting Global Access to Information

The Carter Center Uses Donations to Advance Human Rights by Promoting Global Access to Information

In a Nutshell: The mission of The Carter Center, founded in 1982 by former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, is to advance peace, justice, and human rights around the world. This includes peace programs that give marginalized members of society equal access to information about their governments and communities. The Carter Center depends on the support of corporate partners and individuals committed to social good to fund programs in more than 80 countries. By... 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 »

Growing a Nonprofit Like a Business: How Classy Brings Enterprise Strategy to Fundraising With Its All-In-One Platform

Growing a Nonprofit Like a Business: How Classy Brings Enterprise Strategy to Fundraising With Its All-In-One Platform

In a Nutshell: Classy traces its roots to a fundraising pub crawl in 2006, but has since blossomed into a powerful platform for nonprofits around the world. The founders wanted to help charitable organizations capitalize on online donations from a new, mobile generation, so they came up with responsive, adaptable tools to maximize the efforts of social enterprises. Connecting with those who have a shared passion is easy with Classy, and the platform helps a nonprofit run with the... read more »

Crowdfunding for Anyone in Need: The FundRazr Platform Has Raised Over $120M for Personal and Nonprofit Causes

Crowdfunding for Anyone in Need: The FundRazr Platform Has Raised Over $120M for Personal and Nonprofit Causes

In a Nutshell: Life often comes with unexpected costs; sometimes your budget can handle it, and sometimes it can't. If you find yourself needing money for a good cause, you can get help by sharing your story on FundRazr — an alternative funding source for startups, charities, and personal causes. From medical bills to disaster relief, FundRazr harnesses the power of social media to help spread the word and raise money for thousands of worthy campaigns. The platform is free... 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 »

‘Democratizing Democracy’ — Crowdpac Helps Political Candidates Harness the Power of Free Crowdfunding Campaigns

‘Democratizing Democracy’ — Crowdpac Helps Political Candidates Harness the Power of Free Crowdfunding Campaigns

In a Nutshell: Most Americans feel helpless in a political system that sees the vast majority of campaign contributions coming from the wealthiest 1% of the public. To reopen politics to the masses, Crowdpac offers a free platform where people in the US and the UK can crowdfund campaign donations for free. Donations can be made in any denomination and are only collected once the candidates officially enter their chosen race. The idea is to level the playing field and once again make... read more »

GlobalGiving Hosts Online Crowdfunding Campaigns that Raise Tax-Deductible Donations for Worldwide Causes

GlobalGiving Hosts Online Crowdfunding Campaigns that Raise Tax-Deductible Donations for Worldwide Causes

In a Nutshell: Online crowdfunding platforms garnered substantial media attention after several natural disasters impacted areas around the world in 2017. Multiple relief campaigns raised millions of dollars and showed the resilient spirit of the global community. While most platforms see donations spike when disasters strike, GlobalGiving.org works continuously with nonprofits around the world that request funds for communities with ongoing needs. These causes can include improving... read more »