SAP and the Sharks Foundation Participate in Campaign for Women & Children’s Center

SAP and the Sharks Foundation are participating in a $25 million fundraising effort to support the future of healthcare for women and children in Silicon Valley.

SAP, the Sharks Foundation, the Rademakers Family, and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County have committed $5.75 million in seed funding to create a Women and Children’s Center (WCC) at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC).

A $750,000 gift from SAP and the Sharks Foundation will sponsor the Pediatric Unit, located on the fifth floor of the WCC.

Guest Post: Should Nonprofits Take Donations in Bitcoin? Maybe


Joe Waters - Selfish Giving

Recently on CauseTalk Radio, Megan and I talk to Mark Feldman, Founder & Managing Director of Boston-based Cause Consulting, about the potential hazards and potholes of employee engagement.

How Are Nonprofits Responding to Rising Expectations of Corporate and Individual Donors?

By Lynne D. Filderman and Steve Greenhalgh

Having just released the latest research on employee engagement and corporate–nonprofit partnerships, we’ve been reflecting on how corporate giving and workplace giving, both time honored traditions, are changing.

Todd Setter - National Director, Run/Walk Series, Colon Cancer Alliance

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Congratulations to Todd Setter, National Director, Run/Walk Series (Colon Cancer Alliance), the latest peer-to-peer fundraiser in our PTP Spotlight series.

Read more about how Todd convinced a bunch of friends to dress up like Santa & Miss Claus -- an effort that eventually led to a national Undy Run/Walk series that raised more than $1.3 million in 2013. 

America’s Charities Welcomes New Board Directors

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members and two re-elected members to its Board of Directors. 

Four Workplace Giving Myths

By Charisse Browner

I had a conversation with a family member recently when asking him if he "gives at the office." He stated that he does not participate in their company's workplace giving program. When I asked why, he explained, "My small dollars won't make a difference and besides, we can't select the charity we want to give to." I gave him some advice to take back to his employer that will hopefully change their outlook on their program.

What to do When Your Corporate-Nonprofit Relationship Just Isn't Working

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So what do you do when your corporate-nonprofit relationship isn't working?  Perhaps you were overcommitting or they were overcommitting and certain deliverables aren't being delivered, or aren't what you expected.  Or maybe this is one of those "learn and build" situations where you learn this lesson and use it to improve your relationship moving forward.  Or maybe, it's just not a good fit and both parties need to stop forcing the relationship.

Validating Charities Through Donor Reviews

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Perla Ni is CEO and Founder of, the largest nonprofit review site (think Yelp for nonprofits). Donors and investors want to know that their money is put to good use. But simply measuring overhead ratios does not give the full story.  Instead you need to understand the impact on the ground the nonprofit is making; and that you can get from a holistic 360 view that GreatNonprofits allows for this 360 feedback in the form of constituent reviews because often the person receiving the service is best able to relay impact. 

Marketing Charity Strategic Plans to Corporations

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Nonprofits need to have a strategic plan and, more than ever, need to share and market that strategic plan with potential corporate funders and partners. If you have a strategic plan, don't put it on the shelf - market it! 


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