Corporate Relations & Engagement

Facebook charity app wins investors
October 18, 2010

Causes, a for-profit company that lets Facebook Inc.'s users give money to charities, raised $9 million in new funding and began selling gift cards in supermarkets as it tries to bring more philanthropy to the Web.

Causes' Facebook application connects 119 million people to a range of charities, making it easy to donate small amounts.


Nonprofits to get rent-free use of Sovereign Bank Stadium
October 14, 2010

The York County Industrial Development Authority and the York Revolution will grant Bridge of Hope of York County and the York County Library System $5,000 worth of marketing expenses and other perks to host events rent-free in Sovereign Bank Stadium next year, the authority and the team said Wednesday.

Chevron Increases Total Investment to $55 Million in The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
October 6, 2010

Chevron Corporation announced that it will commit an additional $25 million to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, raising its 6-year investment in the organization to $55 million. Chevron is now the single largest private sector donor to the organization. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is one of the largest funders of programs to fight global epidemics.

Gifts In Kind Int'l, National League of Cities Partner to Help Denver Nonprofit Organizations in December
October 4, 2010

Gifts In Kind International has partnered with the National League of Cities (NLC) to lend a hand to Denver-based nonprofits. The organizations will join forces at NLC’s 2010 Congress of Cities & Exposition, November 30 – December 4 in Denver, Colorado. Attendees of the conference will help to sort and organize products donated through Gifts In Kind from businesses and retail stores throughout the city and beyond; donations will be distributed to qualified charities in the Denver community.

In Toms' Shoes: Start-Ups Copy 'One-for-One' Model
October 1, 2010

Businesses following Toms Shoes' so-called "one-for-one" giving model are pinning their hopes on consumers' consciences, saying the strategy can benefit more than just people in need by being an effective marketing tool. Eighty percent of 1,057 U.S. adults surveyed in July said they'd favor a brand that's associated with a good cause over another that's similar in price and quality, according to Cone LLC, a strategy and communications agency in Boston. And 19% said they would switch to a more expensive brand to support a cause.

Nonprofits refine pitch for donor dollars
August 30, 2010

Gail Wilson-Giarratano prepares for a grilling when she asks for money for Girls Inc. of the Capital Region, a youth program for inner-city girls in Schenectady and Albany.

Gone are the days when corporate donors wrote checks for the “nice” programs or the “cute” girls, said Wilson-Giarratano, the nonprofit’s CEO and its chief fundraiser.

The recession has left corporate donors with less money to give, and they are scrutinizing charitable requests with a keen eye. Now, more than ever, return on investment weighs heavily in determining who gets what.

Pursuant Sports and OSU Athletics to Launch Groundbreaking Fundraising Initiative
August 30, 2010

Pursuant Sports, a leader in fundraising and online media solutions, and Oregon State University (OSU) Department of Athletics recently announced their partnership on a strategic development campaign to significantly augment financial support of the school's athletic program. The initiative, called "12,000 by 2012," seeks to double OSU Athletics' current donor base by supplementing game ticket sales with philanthropic fundraising based on the overall value of the

Harris Launches Philanthropy Initiative in Collaboration With National Philanthropic Trust
August 24, 2010

National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) and Harris announced today an initiative demonstrating Harris' expanded commitment to philanthropy. Harris is launching a donor-advised fund program, the Harris Charitable Fund Program, under the sponsorship and management of NPT, a national public charity. Also, the Harris myCFO Foundation, a public charity, has also granted its assets to NPT, which will also administer the granted assets under the Harris Charitable Fund Program. A donor-advised fund under the Harris Charitable Fund Program will be distinguished

NBC affiliates and StayClassy team up to reward nonprofit organizations
August 24, 2010

How would you like to win $10,000+ in cash and in-kind services as recognition for all you've done for the community this year? Rally your supporters to nominate you for the 2nd Annual CLASSY Awards. If you have a chapter or have hosted an event/fundraiser/campaign in the Chicagoland area you may be eligible for a CLASSY Award.