Amanda L. Cole

Amanda L. Cole

Amanda L. Cole is the editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO. She was formerly editor-in-chief of special projects for NonProfit PRO’s sister publication, Promo Marketing. Contact her at acole@napco.com.

Skechers Reaches $7M in Donations in Petco Love Partnership

Since 2019, Skechers has donated a quarter from each BOBS from Skechers product sold in the U.S. and Canada to Petco Love, a nonprofit that helps to save the lives of dogs, cats and other pets in America’s shelters. The shoe brand announced last week that its efforts reached the $7 million mark...

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Announces $3.4M in Partnership Funding to Address Health Disparities

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance announced a trio of major gifts from corporate partners on Monday. The donations specifically target the health disparities in colorectal cancer among underserved communities that face barriers in access to screening and prevention as Black Americans are 20% more likely to be diagnosed and 40% more likely to die from the disease...

The NonProfit Voice Ep 51: How to File Nonprofit Insurance Claims

In this episode of The NonProfit Voice, Amanda Cole, editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO, is joined by Joy Fennell, insurance coordinator and fleet clerk for Merakey, and Alyssa Lare, claims team leader for Philadelphia Insurance Companies. Listen to our conversation for a thorough overview of what types of claims nonprofits typically file, how to file those claims, how to avoid common filing mistakes and more...

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Makes Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Easier With Mobile App Integration

One of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals' largest peer-to-peer events is the Miracle Network Dance Marathon, a movement that unites high school, college and university students in raising funds and awareness for children’s hospitals. When the nonprofit held a contest for new and big ideas to grow the program last year, Louisiana State University suggested a new mobile app to replace its existing solution...

Donor-Advised Fund Giving Could See Another Record Year

In the first half of 2021, donors have recommended a record $4.3 billion in grants, a 27% increase over the same six-month span of 2020. Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity and the nation’s largest grantmaker, distributed those gifts to more than 123,000 charities...

Nonprofit to Make Virtual Option Permanent Part of Its Events

It became clear that the remaining cycling rides couldn’t go on as planned across the country in 2020, so the organization turned to an online peer-to-peer fundraising platform to help it pivot to hybrid and then virtual events. Utilizing the Sweet! by Blue Sky platform from Blue Sky Collaborative, Marlborough, Massachusetts, Bike to the Beach transformed its events and raised a total of $1 million in 2020...

Jeff Bezos and His Company Foundation Give Millions to Charity Ahead of Space Launch

Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian—its largest donation since James Smithson’s founding gift in 1846. Meanwhile, a Bezos company foundation awarded $1 million grants to 19 nonprofits. All gifts were announced July 14–just six days ahead of Bezos’ trip to space aboard the New Shepard, which is scheduled to take its first trip with a crew that will include Bezos and three others on board tomorrow morning...

ESPN names Atlanta Falcons Owner As 2021 Sports Philanthropist of the Year

ESPN named Arthur M. Blank, the owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS' Atlanta United, as 2021 Sports Philanthropist of the Year at the seventh annual Sports Humanitarian Awards in New York City Monday night. The award celebrates those in the sports world who have a positive impact in their communities and throughout the world.

Kraft Heinz Company Foundation Commits $12 million to Rise Against Hunger

Extending a partnership that began in 2013, Kraft Heinz Company Foundation announced a major donation to an international hunger nonprofit organization to help alleviate world hunger. The $12 million donation will be dispensed over the next three years to support the Rise Against Hunger’s local food procurement efforts, sustainable agriculture projects, and packaging and distribution of meals...

Reddit Thread Prompts More Than $200,000 in Donations to Foster Children Nonprofit

After a Reddit user posted to the Ask Reddit thread “What is something you've done purely out of the goodness of your heart but have not told anyone?" users shared an array of good deeds. All it took was user dartdoug’s mention of purchasing an 11-year-old foster child a bicycle for his birthday via One Simple Wish’s website to start a wave of support for the Trenton, New Jersey-based nonprofit...

NonProfit PRO President Discusses Nonprofit Trends with Pursuant

In the latest episode of the Pursuant Go Beyond Podcast, NonProfit PRO’s president/publisher Chris Lyons joined Kelly Stewart, executive vice president at Pursuant, to review this year’s nonprofit trends. NonProfit PRO’s “40 Nonprofit Trends for 2021” was published late last year, so Stewart and Lyons took a closer look to see which of the trends are still holding up halfway through 2021...

Corporate Sponsors Team Up with Country Star for Disaster Relief Efforts

Country superstar Alan Jackson wanted to raise money for tornado disaster relief that devastated his hometown, so he teamed up with two corporate sponsors for his first in-person concert in more than a year. The sold-out benefit concert, Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson, raised a total of $2 million dollars for local relief efforts. It also was live streamed on Facebook and available to watch for a few additional days, reaching an additional 1 million fans worldwide for an additional fundraising impact...