Corporate Relations & Engagement

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...

2017 America's Charity Checkout Champions
June 20, 2017 at 9:12 am

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 […]

Be Prepared for an Audit: Avoid These 4 Mistakes
June 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

June to-do lists of most nonprofits are always focused on the financial preparations for the upcoming fiscal year. Yet, many still remain unprepared for the possibility of a future audit. To prevent being blindsided in the future, it would be beneficial for nonprofits to move some of their attention from this fiscal year to re-evaluating their organization’s workflow and infrastructure...

Fundraising Is Sales; Ask These Questions
May 11, 2017 at 11:12 am

Have you ever heard that quote in the title? If not, you might want to brush up on your sales skills. It could be the difference between getting a donation or not. Let’s set the record straight, I’m not diminishing fundraising as just “sales.” I’m elevating sales as a process and technique to help us be more successful in our fundraising...

Falsehoods: Check the Sources!
May 3, 2017 at 9:50 am

There is a lot of talk these days about fake news. Fake news is intentional misinformation. Falsehoods. I recall getting an email from a friend during the 2008 presidential election. The information presented was shocking, but appeared to be from a “reliable” news source. I spent 15 minutes on Google and found that the information was completely false...

A Nonprofit Guide To Getting Started With Matching Gifts
April 27, 2017 at 4:41 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 […]