City Harvest

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.

Sandy Fundraising by Charities to Be Tracked by New York
November 29, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is requesting information from charities on fundraising related to Hurricane Sandy to ensure that money is spent on storm relief. The attorney general’s office sent letters to 75 nonprofit groups requesting information on their fundraising and relief activities, Schneiderman said in a statement. The office’s charities bureau will compile the information and report it online.

Companies Step Up With Million-Dollar Donations for Sandy Relief
November 9, 2012

Additional million-dollar donations for recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy from a broad spectrum of corporations were announced this week. As of midweek, the Coach Foundation had joined the ranks of seven-figure contributors to Sandy recovery efforts, pledging $2 million to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, while apparel company PVH Corp. announced a donation of $1 million, to be shared equally by the Red Cross, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Agencies Pitch in With Sandy Relief Efforts
November 7, 2012

Digital agencies in and around New York are helping get the region back on its feet following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last week. Some are donating money, some are collecting food and provisions, and others have built online tools to help speed the recovery.

Big Spaceship built, which is documenting the recovery efforts around the country by pulling in images from Instagram tagged #Sandy. The site also prompts visitors to either donate money or volunteer their help.

In Superstorm’s Wake, Charities Worry About Year-End Giving
November 5, 2012

As the scale of the disaster caused by Superstorm Sandy is increasingly evident, charity leaders are wondering about another impact of the storm: its effect on the all-important end-of-year fundraising season. Groups that count on holiday giving for a substantial part of their annual budgets say they hope Sandy isn’t a disaster for their bottom lines, even as they are encouraging donors also to support storm-relief efforts. gives users ability to donate to charity: water at checkout
December 16, 2011, a comprehensive local e-commerce platform, announced a new charitable initiative enabling users to donate to charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In conjunction with’s newly launched Charity at Checkout, users can now directly donate one dollar to charity: water when they finalize their order, making it easy to donate to the organization while ordering online from their favorite local restaurants and stores.

Virtual Ping Pong Tournament Pits Media Giants Against Each Other for Charity
March 3, 2011

Beer and ping pong and Xbox Kinect — you don’t need a heck of a lot more to make for an epic Saturday. But those factors all combined to pit media giants including The New York Times, Gawker.TV, Aol Thrillist, and Foursquare in a tournament to support charity.

The tournament, BackSpin 2011, was a way to bring together the NY tech community and raise money for Child’s Play, a non-profit that provides books, games and consoles to hospitals across North America.

Online Ordering Service Helps Antihunger Group Raise Money
February 1, 2011

A partnership between, an online service for food and other supplies, and City Harvest, an antihunger organization in New York, is allowing people to make gifts that help feed more than 300,000 people each week. customers have two ways to support City Harvest: They can donate “points”  — customers receive 25 points per $1: A typical exchange is 10,000 points for $5 worth of donations. Or anybody — not just customers — can give by ordering from City Harvest’s “menu” page.