Fundraising

Man Runs 100 Marathons in 100 Days for Charity
February 14, 2017 at 10:31 am

It takes a car traveling 60 miles per hour for 43 hours and 40 minutes to go the distance of 100 marathons. That’s 2,621.88 miles. KP Kelly is running that distance in 100 days—one marathon a day—for charity. “I’m not a man of a lot of talent,” Kelly said. “But I can run really far…

Donations From Trump’s Foundation: Where Did It Go?
February 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

The Donald J. Trump Foundation donated roughly $10.9 million to more than 400 charities between 2001 and 2014, according to a Forbes analysis on the foundation’s IRS documents. Of the $10.9 million, approximately $4 million was donated to health care causes, $1 million to children and education causes, $800,000 to arts and culture causes, $700,000…

Snapchat Co-Founders Create Snap Foundation to Support Nonprofits
February 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

Nonprofit arts, education and youth programs are are about to get a cash infusion from SnapChat. SnapChat and its co-founders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, have pledged to donate up to 13 million shares of Class A common stock over the next 15 years to 20 years to a foundation to support arts, education and…

Covenant House Emphasizes the Positive
February 12, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Nonprofit arts, education and youth programs are are about to get a cash infusion from SnapChat. SnapChat and its co-founders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, have pledged to donate up to 13 million shares of Class A common stock over the next 15 years to 20 years to a foundation to support arts, education and […]

On the Run: Get a Head Start in the Race for Better Run/Walk/Ride Events
February 10, 2017 at 11:49 am

Experts say not to fret. Run/walk/ride events aren’t going away. They’re just evolving. And there are more of them, with newer events—built on refined P2P concepts and years of research and data—popping up often. Two events for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund illustrate this phenomenon. The organization hosts both a walk event and a ride event. One is the Time to Fly walk, an annual run/walk in Minneapolis founded 14 years ago. The other event is the Great Cycle Challenge, a virtual, month-long biking event that took place for the second time this past June.

The Most Important Thing a Donor Can Give You (It’s Not What You Think)
February 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

What is the most important thing a donor can give you? If I were to ask that question at an Association of Fundraising Professionals conference, I suspect most members of the audience would respond by saying, “A big check!” If I were to pose the same question at a National Association of Charitable Gift Planners…

Rise of the 'Rage Donation'
February 10, 2017 at 10:15 am

Someone I know told me recently that he's picked up a new habit since the election of Donald Trump: Every time he gets angry watching the news or reading his Facebook feed, he makes a donation to a nonprofit whose cause he believes in. He likes to choose donation recipients that help "offset" whatever's pissing…

Computer Genius Hacks Amazon Dash Button to Donate $5 to ACLU
February 9, 2017 at 10:58 am

We all know the Amazon Dash button to be a one-step ticket to replenishing household supplies—laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels—and your day-to-day necessities—Doritos, GoldFish, Pop-Tarts—for those of us who prefer convenience over human interaction. But did you know you could use the Dash button to support the American Civil Liberties Union and really “stick it to the man”?...

The Everyman Fear of Asking for Money: How to Leave It Behind and Embrace Opportunity
February 9, 2017 at 10:14 am

In my 30 years of involvement with philanthropy professionally, when volunteers and professionals think of fundraising, they almost invariably are thinking of that moment when an “ask” is made. Whether through the mail, email, social media or—the dreaded face-to-face meeting—the act of asking for money sends chills up the spine and tremors of fear through the limbs...