New App-Based Nonprofit Aims to Fight Hunger
June 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

One in every six people in America is food insecure. Meaning their access to food is limited by a lack of money. A new local nonprofit called 1Family 1Restaurant is trying to change that. 1Family 1Restaurant is a innovative new Web-based/mobile app program with a goal to cure family hunger in America.

Former Trader Joe’s Exec Opens Super-Cheap Nonprofit Supermarket
June 8, 2015 at 2:20 pm

On Thursday, June 4, a nonprofit grocery store called the Daily Table opened in Dorchester, Mass. The new store is notable for two main reasons: 1) It’s the baby of Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, which was recently named among America’s favorite supermarkets; and 2) The prices of many items are incredibly…

Brown-Bagging It
December 12, 2014

Food and hunger nonprofits City Harvest and Philabundance utilize the "brown paper bag" outer envelope technique in these direct-mail fundraising campaigns. In this video, I show viewers how each of these nonprofits gets donors engaged in the packages in different ways. For access to more mailings like the ones seen here, visit

Full Course
July 1, 2013

City Harvest of New York City took a leap of faith when it decided to expand its anti-hunger programs. Teamwork and strong branding helped raise the funds it needed to be successful. The collaborative approach to developing messaging not only helps secure the City Harvest brand, but it creates an easier transition as donors mature in their relationship with the organization.

Some Charity With Your Morning Coffee
November 29, 2012

Dunkin' Donuts is selling travel cups for $3.99, with $1 from each sale donated and distributed among four regional food banks. As an added incentive, the cup gets customers 99-cent refills until Dec. 31. Talk about a great incentive for a great cause!

Anonymous Couple Gives $30 Million Gift to Homeless
July 2, 2012

Leaving the Queen Elizabeth Theatre two years ago, a wealthy Vancouver couple saw a youth panhandling and decided they had to do something to help the homeless in the city.

On Friday, the city confirmed the anonymous couple had donated $30 million to pay for the operation of a supportive-housing project at Taylor Manor, a complex built by the city in 1915 to provide housing for low-income seniors. It has been closed since 2000.

Closing the Gap(s)
July 1, 2012

North Texas Food Bank's Close the Gap fundraising campaign not only brought residents closer to their nutritional needs, but it also encouraged more symbiotic relationships among staff, volunteers and donors.