Disaster Relief

How Can Nonprofits Stay Relevant When Competing for Disaster Dollars?
October 13, 2017 at 8:31 am

How can you retain donor dollars in the wake of a crisis or disaster if your charity is not related to that crisis? In other words, suppose you are a breast cancer or Alzheimer’s charity in Houston or Florida just after hurricanes Harvey or Irma; donation dollars in these areas are currently going to The American Red Cross, the ASPCA and hunger organizations...

The Time to Act Is Now
October 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

The nonprofit sector in our community is the glue that holds us together. They fight for justice, care for the sick and vulnerable, and respond in times of crisis. One natural disaster or tragedy can wreak havoc on a nonprofit’s already thin bottom line...

Knight Foundation Donates $2.5M for Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
October 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation pledged $2.5 million for hurricane relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Thursday during an annual journalism conference in Washington D.C. The money will go toward several nonprofit organizations that are providing immediate aid on the islands, along with several South Florida…

Sands, Adelsons Donate $4M to Aid Victims of Las Vegas Shooting
October 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and the Adelson Family Foundation said Thursday that they have established a $4 million relief fund in memory of those who lost their lives in Sunday’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Sands Cares, the global corporate giving program of Las Vegas Sands, and the Adelson Family Foundation, the charitable…

Stephen Colbert Announces $1M #PuberMe Donation to Puerto Rico
October 6, 2017 at 11:13 am

Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll have found a million reasons why that awkward puberty stage everyone goes through is a great thing. Last week, the duo encouraged celebrities to share their most embarrassing photos from their teenage years with each one resulting in a $1,000 donation to Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico. On Thursday’s…

Las Vegas Shooting: Fundraiser for Victims Raises Over $2.2M Within Hours
October 3, 2017 at 11:28 am

A fundraising page for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting has raised more than $2.2 million within hours of the attack. Donations flooded in after at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a gunman opened fire on a music festival from the 32nd floor of the adjacent Mandalay Bay hotel. Police have…

Fundraising When Your Nonprofit Is Not a Disaster Relief Agency
October 3, 2017 at 11:11 am

Disaster philanthropy is in full swing. People are giving everything they can to help their fellow humans after hurricanes, earthquakes and fires. We’re seeing the best example of why nonprofit organizations exist—to be the conduit that makes it possible for people to help other people...

With Hurricane After Hurricane, Some Worry About Donor Fatigue
October 2, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Some New York fundraisers are bracing for donor fatigue after a historic run of hurricanes recently that put unprecedented strain on Americans' charitable giving. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in the span of two weeks, leaving thousands homeless and prompting donors in New York and nationally to dig into their…

Mexicans Respond With Faith and Charity as Hope Fades for Quake Survivors
September 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Tears flowed at Our Lady of Carmen and Saint Joseph Parrish on Thursday night as the families of two dead children killed when a powerful earthquake toppled their school a few blocks away interred their ashes The crushed victims, 7-year-old Eduardo Diaz and 8-year-old Francisco Quintero, were two of the 286 people reported killed by…

Jorge Posada, Wife Laura Launch Fundraising Campaign for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
September 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Former Yankees great Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura, are spearheading a fundraising campaign to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The fundraising page on YouCaring has raised over $68,000 of its $100,000 goal from 408 donors in less than 24 hours. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and his wife, Wanda, have launched a similar campaign,…