Four-time Grammy-nominated artist Jewel headlined INSPIRE, Presented by Sands Cares last Friday evening in Las Vegas. The event marked the launch of Las Vegas Sands’ corporate, Sands Cares Accelerator Program, a community partnership endeavor that entrenches deeper investment in growing nonprofit organizations that have the potential to more greatly impact the local community with the gift of additional resources, and nurturing from a major corporate partner.
Ian Kinsler is playing his fourth season at second base for the Detroit Tigers and is again among the keys to the team’s playoff hopes. The consistent veteran star also is playing a significant role in the community through his involvement in several philanthropic organizations, as usual.
Alliance Data announced a $500,000 corporate challenge grant for a new higher-education campus for My Possibilities, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This challenge grant is a call to other corporations to support the life-changing work that My Possibilities is doing to give adults with cognitive disabilities greater independence, purpose and the skills to become contributing members of society.
Family-friendly walk or run pays tribute to cancer survivors
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the LIVESTRONG Foundation – a global leader and pioneer in cancer patient survivorship – announced today the launch of The LIVESTRONG Honor 5k/10k, which will take place on September 17 in downtown Austin. Participants are encouraged to wear commemorative bibs featuring the name of a “Cancer Warrior” in honor of the brave, inspiring survivors of the life-threatening disease.
“So often foundations are viewed only as a checkbook and not as the strategic driver of social change that they really are. The more foundations can talk about their theories of change, the more they can bring the work of philanthropy to life.” - Vikki Spruill
In the last five years, he and his team -- who refer to themselves as Climbing for Cancer -- have reached the top of the tallest mountains in nearly all 50 states.
Ward, who retired from the Benton Harbor-based appliance maker [Whirlpool Corporation] almost a year ago, is one of several people who raise money for Relay for Life in an effort to combat cancer. Whirlpool Corp. employees and retirees have been involved in Relay for Life of Berrien County since 1996.
Checkout fundraisers, which typically involve an “ask” at the register for consumers to donate a dollar or two to a cause are the backbone of retail fundraising. But it won’t be for long if big retailers continue to collapse. Fewer big stores with fewer customers means fewer donations for causes. It’s simple math. What’s not simple is figuring out what’s next for retail fundraising - or business giving in general.
Millennials are one of the most talked-about demographics in the marketing industry. With over $600 billion in annual spending power, they are a major force driving our economy. “How to market to millennials” is a catch-phrase Connect360 Multimedia hears many times over from nonprofits. But marketing to millennials doesn’t have to be hard, just focused.