Corporate Relations & Engagement

AmazonSmile Now Available in the UK
November 9, 2017 at 7:33 am

Just over four years ago, Amazon introduced Smile, a new way to donate to charitable organizations. Instead of visiting the normal Amazon.com website, customers load up the special AmazonSmile address and shop as they would normally. The company then gives 0.5 percent of the total net spend to the charity of their choice. With $62…

Qatar Foundation Narrows Range in $1.5B Airtel Offering
November 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

Qatar Foundation, a nonprofit run by the gas-rich country’s royal family, has cut the top end of the price range for a sale of Bharti Airtel Ltd. shares that could raise as much as $1.5 billion. It is now offering shares of the Indian wireless carrier at 473 rupees to 480 rupees apiece, representing a 6.7…

#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 21: Blackbaud, Microsoft Announce Plans for the Nonprofit Industry
October 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: the expanded partnership between Blackbaud and Microsoft, questions to ask yourself before asking a donor for that "big gift" and a new spin on "To-Do" lists...  

Ending Net Neutrality Can Help Puerto Rico Recover, Verizon-Funded Nonprofit Proposes
October 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Puerto Rico's already suffering economy took a massive hit when Hurricane Maria struck last month. Now, as business owners struggle to get back on their feet, the island’s chamber of commerce has an unseemly proposal for revitalizing the economy: Embrace the Trump administration’s plans for repealing current net neutrality rules. Federal Communication Commission Chair Ajit Pai…

Harvey Weinstein, Kenneth Cole Reportedly Covered Up Suspicious Deal Involving a Charity
October 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Since June 2015, the American Foundation for AIDS Research has been embroiled in an internal scandal that involves two of the nonprofit's major players, Harvey Weinstein and Kenneth Cole, following a financial deal between the two that's since fallen under scrutiny. The scandal has led to numerous board members resigning and an investigation by the New…

Wiland, Amex Advance Partner Up to Develop Multichannel Marketing Audiences
October 13, 2017 at 8:27 am

Advances in technology allow those of us in the nonprofit sector to better understand people’s giving behaviors. There are analytics out there that can detect patterns in the way people spend their money. In fact, the for-profit industry implements this kind of technology...

5 Tips on Partnering Your Nonprofit With the Private Sector
September 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm

When an organization teams up with a business for a good cause, it can create more buzz and momentum for a project. While there are a myriad of benefits to getting the private sector involved in your campaign, you need to make sure the entire process is painless for all involved. The majority of businesses…

Humble Bundle Has Something to Brag About: $100M to Charity
September 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Back in 2010, Jeffrey Rosen and John Graham were developing a game called "Overgrowth" and wanted it to get noticed online. If that was ever going to happen, they needed to do something innovative. "We wanted to come up with the craziest and best promotion we could think of," Graham said. The result was Humble…

Why Is Fair-Market Value So Difficult?
July 27, 2017 at 10:54 am

I had a math teacher in high school who, when asked questions about the basic rules of algebra, would answer, “It’s algebra. You don’t question why, you just do it according to the rules laid out.” A similar process is used when assessing and reporting Fair-Market Value—if a donor receives something from a nonprofit in exchange for their charitable donation...

New App Encourages Businesses to Stop Wasting Food
June 20, 2017 at 11:17 am

Feeding America has 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs and is continuing to grow. Its dedication to ending hunger in the U.S. has led them to their next initiative: MealConnect. In partnership with Google.org, General Mills and Walmart Foundation, Feeding America created a technology platform that makes it easier...