Cause Marketing

Nonprofits Get Boost From Microsoft Stimulus Offer
June 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2009 — Today, at the inaugural NFP Summit in Washington, D.C., Microsoft Corp. announced the release of a stimulus package for select nonprofit organizations, associations and targeted trade groups. The event featured presentations and tutorials on business challenges not-for-profit (NFP) groups face today and how Microsoft Dynamics, the company's enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) offerings, help solve some of these challenges, stimulating business growth and productivity.

Go Daddy Generosity Benefiting Charities
June 8, 2009

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 8, 2009 — Imagine asking a company for a one thousand dollar charitable donation and instead receiving $50,000! Not many local charities have an anecdote like that one to tell ... but it happened recently to The Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA when the organization approached Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons.

More Firms Seek Public's Help in Deciding Where to Donate
June 8, 2009

June 7, 2009, USA TODAY — Chad Pregracke, 34, still has a love affair with the Mississippi River. He grew up on its banks, collected mussels in its waters as a teen, and now trolls its coasts collecting garbage to put on his barge.

PepsiCo Foundation Provides $1 Million To Purchase College To Expand Opportunities For Diverse Students From Community Colleges
June 8, 2009

PURCHASE, N.Y., June 1, 2009 — The PepsiCo Foundation has awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to the Purchase College Foundation for the Baccalaureate and Beyond Center at Purchase College. The Center, serving students studying the liberal arts, was established by Purchase College to expand educational opportunities for a wider and a more diverse number of students from community colleges. With this funding, students will be able to complete their associate studies and attain baccalaureate degrees.

Deloitte Donates Its Best Thinking to Help Hundreds of Nonprofits Battle Recession By Addressing Common Business Challenges
June 5, 2009

NEW YORK, June 5, 2009 — Today, hundreds of nonprofits nationwide, each struggling to meet an unprecedented demand for services despite a dramatic decline in cash contributions, will receive business counsel to help them more effectively run their organizations, at no cost. Deloitte is marking its 10th Annual IMPACT Day, a celebration of its year-round commitment to workplace volunteerism, by contributing the highly valued business skills of its people to hundreds of nonprofits across the country. More than 40,000 Deloitte personnel from some 70 communities are encouraged to participate.

Harris Corporation Recognized by Foreign Policy Association for Commitment to Corporate Responsibility
June 5, 2009

MELBOURNE, Fla., June 5, 2009 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) was among five companies recently awarded the prestigious Foreign Policy Association's (FPA) Corporate Social Responsibility Award. Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris Corporation, accepted the award on behalf of the company and its 15,000 employees during the FPA's annual dinner on May 27, 2009, in New York City.

Movie Gallery Supports Research into Sight, Speech and Hearing with Helen Keller Foundation Partnership
June 4, 2009

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 4, 2009 — Movie Gallery is launching its fifth annual fundraising campaign to support the Helen Keller Foundation, an international charity that helps raise money to benefit education and research programs in sight and hearing. Beginning on June 8th and lasting through July 5th, Movie Gallery stores will host an in-store fundraising effort to generate money for the Foundation in honor of its namesake, Helen Keller.

Hollywood Video and Game Crazy Give Gift of Entertainment to Starlight's Seriously Ill Children
June 4, 2009

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 4, 2009 — Despite tough economic times, Hollywood Video and Game Crazy stores are continuing their deep commitment to long-standing nonprofit partner, Starlight Children's Foundation. Beginning on June 8th, and lasting through July 5th, all Hollywood Video and Game Crazy stores will host an in-store fundraising effort to raise money for Starlight, which helps children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses or injuries cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.