Corporate Relations & Engagement

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, 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

Our country is facing a multi-billion dollar food waste problem. U.S. consumers, business and farms are spending about $218 billion per year on food—growing, processing, transporting and disposing—that ultimately does not get eaten, according to ReFED. Every year, 52 million tons of food is sent to landfills and an additional 10 million tons of food […]

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...