How Do You Deal With Nonprofit Professional Potholes?
March 6, 2015

Fundraising employment transition becomes a pothole in a sense that it causes disruption, loss of revenue, loss of relationships and many other negative implications. Think about your job experiences. Do you mandate a complete debrief of information when your employees leave employment? Do you ask board members to help bridge significant relationships to keep engagement and donor momentum in place? Do you provide new fundraising professional hires with solid prospect and donor information gleaned from former employees? How can this issue be dealt with in a positive way, especially when some departures are negative in scope?  

Dale Earnhardt Foundation Awards $2 Million to Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
November 26, 2012

The Dale Earnhardt Foundation has awarded a $2 million gift to the Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council in support of the development of the council's 700-acre Oak Springs property, which serves as an outdoor learning campus for Girl Scouts and their leaders throughout an eight-county Carolinas region.

In recognition of the gift, which is the largest ever granted by the foundation and the single largest gift ever received by the Hornets' Nest Council, the campus at Oak Springs will be named the Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus.

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation to honor Johnny Rutherford
March 5, 2012

The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) will host its 13th annual Racing to Recovery Gala May 16 at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway, Ind., where it will honor Johnny Rutherford with the Legendary Driver Award. In addition, SSPF will recognize the countless efforts of the entire Holmatro Safety Team with the Silent Hero award for its unparalleled skill and efficiency providing trackside support at every IZOD IndyCar Series event.

The gala raises money to support medical research and rehabilitation for those living with paralysis.

Local nonprofits win during 500
February 25, 2011

Speedweeks at the Daytona International Speedway is a hectic scene: crowds of die-hard NASCAR fans pack the grandstands while race cars come roaring by with a deafening howl. But amongst all those race fanatics are some hard-working volunteers from local charities and nonprofits who are at the track not to cheer on their favorite drivers, but to raise money for their organizations.

Races at the Speedway and other major events here are great opportunities for charitable groups to raise money, said Crystal Elkins, director of marketing for the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties.

Succeeding With Sponsorships
June 22, 2010

An effective sponsorship program can help a nonprofit organization quickly turn chaos, like our country’s current recession, into a creative opportunity for success. To do so, a nonprofit must be able to articulate and demonstrate how aligning the mission of its organization or cause-related effort with the dollars and brand of a corporate partner will generate awareness, increase revenue and drive loyalty for both parties in a jaded marketplace.

Aflac 'Causes Campaign on Facebook' Raises $1.16 Million for Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
October 7, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ga., October 7, 2009 —  Aflac (NYSE: AFL) announced that it has raised more than $1.16 million for the Aflac Cancer Center through a matching grant campaign with Causes on Facebook, making it the largest sponsored campaign in the history of Causes. The effort also resulted in 851,215 new members joining the Aflac Cancer Center Cause, helping to generate awareness and financial support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

City of Hope Named Official Charity of 2009 NFL Season on FOX Sports
March 2, 2009

City of Hope, a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, has been selected by FOX Sports as one of four charities to be featured in FOX Sports Supports, the network’s on-air charitable initiative designed to raise awareness, provide funds and boost volunteerism for health-related charities. Final selection of the charities was determined by a vote of FOX Sports employees.

Broadening the Reach
May 1, 2005

Not many Americans understand the cruel reach of Crohn’s disease. Perhaps because it’s a disease that, while afflicting millions of people of all ages, makes folks undeniably squeamish. It involves blood and guts and diarrhea. It inflames your digestive and gastrointestinal tract and eats away at your colon.

But Roger F. Koman, former for-profit marketing maven and current vice president of new enterprises and new business development for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, wants to shatter those perceptions, raise awareness and funds, and afford patients, families and anyone who will listen a comfortable forum to speak freely about the disease.