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 Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) is very pleased to announce that New York City's own City Harvest is the 2013 recipient of its prestigious Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award.
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.
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.
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.
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 RecoverFeed.com, 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.
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.
Delivery.com, 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 Delivery.com’s newly launched Charity at Checkout, Delivery.com 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.
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.
A partnership between Delivery.com, 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.
Delivery.com customers have two ways to support City Harvest: They can donate “points” — Delivery.com 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 Delivery.com “menu” page.