Incentives

Oprah, Spielberg, Katzenberg Match Clooneys' $500K Donation to Parkland Gun Control March
February 23, 2018 at 10:01 am

Oprah is "joining forces" with George and Amal Clooney. So are Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. After the Hollywood power couple announced Tuesday they will be marching and donating in support of student survivors of the Parkland, Fla. shooting rampage, Oprah, Spielberg and Katzenberg said they would match their contribution. In a statement from George Clooney provided to USA…

Why Nonprofits Should Ban the Word ‘Incentive’
January 24, 2018 at 10:56 am

I recently did a webinar for a major nonprofit preparing to roll out next year’s walk campaign to its local chapters. There were about 200 chapter directors on the call. In the last year, the nonprofit has gone away from providing incentives of consumer products and has opted for more modest gifts with its brand to recognize fundraisers and donors, per our recommendation...

The Truth About Your Nonprofit’s Swag
December 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

Your swag may be hurting your mission. When asked about people wearing a nonprofit’s swag, most fundraising professionals will respond, “The more the better!” But when it comes to the buttons, ribbons, wristbands, t-shirts—all the stuff that people wear with a nonprofit’s brand—more is not always better. Sometimes, more can be, well, less. Here’s why...

JJ Watt Raised $33M for Harvey Relief (But Where Will it Go?)
September 14, 2017 at 10:21 am

If you're one of thousands of Harvey-ravaged Houstonians who could use a handout from Houston Texan J.J. Watt's hurricane relief fund, you're going to have to wait a little longer. While the J.J. Watt Foundation raised a mindblowing $33 million in two weeks, a foundation spokesperson said there's currently no long-term plan in place for…

Nonprofit Owner Given Jail for Spending Grant Money Meant for Summer Jobs
September 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

The former owner of a small nonprofit on Chicago's West Side was sentenced to 21 days in jail Thursday for spending thousands of dollars in state grant money on herself instead of giving summer training jobs to teenagers. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo told Franshuan Myles that the damage done…

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Houston
August 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Recently, people throughout the U.S. watched the saga of people using their own small boats to rescue complete strangers. They did so, disregarding their own well being, performing repeated acts of heroism…

Companies Pledge Millions in Harvey Donations
August 29, 2017 at 10:40 am

A long list of American companies have already pledged millions of dollars to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The American Red Cross Opens a New Window.and other organizations are asking for donations to support their response to the storm, which caused massive amounts of flooding and left thousands stranded in Houston and nearby cities. CoreLogic…

Clooneys Make $1M Donation to Fight Hate Groups
August 23, 2017 at 11:37 am

George and Amal Clooney have joined the fight against hate groups in the U.S. The couple, through the The Clooney Foundation for Justice, have made a $1 million donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that will fund a joint initiative to combat hate groups. The move comes more than a week after an…

Levitetz $2M Gift Supports Orthopaedic Department
August 22, 2017 at 11:11 am

The Levitetz Family Foundation and Jeff Levitetz, philanthropist and longtime supporter of Cleveland Clinic Florida, has made a $2 million gift for Cleveland Clinic Florida’s nationally ranked Orthopaedic Surgery Department. His gift is being recognized with the naming of The Levitetz Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the highest-ranked orthopedics program in Florida by U.S. News &…

Apple Is Now Taking Donations for the Southern Poverty Law Center Through iTunes
August 21, 2017 at 10:40 am

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an e-mail to company employees, stating his disagreement with President Donald Trump’s comments concerning the violence in Charlottesville. He indicated that Apple will make a $2 million donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, and said that users would soon be able to donate…