INDIANAPOLIS, November 16, 2009 — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter today presented a $12 million check to the United Way. The check represents the contributions of Lilly's U.S. employees and retirees and a matching gift amount from the Lilly Foundation. The funds were raised for the Central Indiana chapter and other United Way chapters' 2009 fundraising campaigns. Lilly's gift locally represents nearly 25 percent of the United Way of Central Indiana's 2009 annual campaign goal.
November 12, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer — Seven of the region's most venerable nonprofit groups have formed an unusual fund-raising consortium in response to the loss last year of United Way support.
September 27, 2009, USA Today — The recession is forcing some United Ways to cut fundraising goals even as demand grows for food, shelter and other services they help provide.
BOSTON, June 2, 2009 — PaperThin, Inc., a leading Web content management solution provider, today announced that nonprofit organizations—such as the United Way, LeSEA Broadcasting, PneumoADIP, AAPHERD, Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Epilepsy Foundation, NACCHO, and WomenHeart—are leveraging the CommonSpot Web content management solution to connect with constituents by maximizing the delivery, value, and timeliness of Web content.
The communications landscape is changing every day and, as it does, more and more nonprofits are realizing that they need to create a presence for their brands where potential supporters are. Today, many of those places are Web 2.0 hideouts like social-networking sites and blogs.
In the Campbell & Co.-sponsored webinar, "Philanthropy 2.0," in March, presenters Leslie Gryce Sturino, director of marketing for Campbell & Co., and Brian Kish, assistant vice president for advancement at Salve Regina University and an annual-giving consultant with Campbell & Co., discussed the Web 2.0 and social-networking tools available to nonprofits and how fundraisers can use them to engage potential supporters.
April 29, 2009, The Washington Post — Twenty-one area nonprofit groups have suspended their memberships in the United Way and joined a fledgling competitor, citing years of frustration with a steady decline in workplace giving in the Washington region and lingering distrust of the local United Way since it was nearly destroyed by scandal earlier this decade.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2009 — Despite the down economy, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) giving to nonprofits – combined with Wachovia Corporation – increased 5 percent to $226 million in 2008. Wells Fargo’s stand-alone 2008 giving rose 11 percent from the previous year to $102 million.
A partnership of governments, businesses and nonprofits is pledging today to redouble its efforts to help the growing number of homeless families in Washington state. The pledge includes up to $60 million over 10 years by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Until November, Lisa Traina had a classic New York glamour job: organizing private parties in the Art Deco opulence of the Rainbow Room. Now she spends 10-hour shifts walking down gritty sidewalks trying to persuade homeless people to go to the Bowery Mission for food and shelter.