When you read about the giant islands of plastic garbage in our oceans, or see time-lapsed photos of diminishing arctic sea ice, in order to stave off the helpless feeling that creeps up into your throat, do you ever reach into your wallet intending to donate to an organization that’s making a difference? But then you may hesitate. To whom should you give to have the greatest impact? Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is here to help. She is Kate Williams, the CEO of 1% For The Planet, a nonprofit that serves as a sort of conduit for environmental giving.
Software has the power to unlock new possibilities for people, and for the planet. And yet, not everyone is benefiting equally from automation and operational efficiency. NTEN’s 10th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investment report showed that the average technology budget of nonprofits is 5.7 percent of their total operation budget, with only 28 percent of organizations often or regularly using technology volunteers.
Planning and executing a successful #GivingTuesday campaign can be daunting. You need inviting graphics, compelling messaging, an engaging email strategy, and stand-out social media. Don’t panic: all this is achievable even without a budget or in-house expertise.
June 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new article, The Water of Systems Change, published by FSG, provides an actionable model for funders and other social sector institutions interested in creating systems change.
Kids in the Philippines threw rocks and slurs at a 6-year-old boy when he tried to go to school. In Madagascar, an 8-year-old girl was shunned by her village and abandoned by her mother, who couldn’t overcome the stigma of her daughter’s condition. In Morocco, a 12-year-old girl hid in shame at home, so no one could see her face.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Taproot Foundation Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Lindsay Firestone Gruber as the organization’s new President and CEO. Gruber has been on staff with Taproot for 14 years and has served as the organization’s Chief Program Officer since 2016.
Morgan Stanley employees contribute over 9,000 hours to strategy development for nine nonprofits in U.S. Strategy Challenge this year – more than 128 charities helped since program launch
NEW YORK, May 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced the completion of the tenth annual U.S. Strategy Challenge, a ten-week program in which top-performing Morgan Stanley employees provide pro-bono strategic advice to nonprofit organizations on mission critical challenges. This year, nine nonprofits participated in the program, and Morgan Stanley teams presented final strategic recommendations for each nonprofit in a competition at Morgan Stanley’s New York headquarters on May 23.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, reached an exciting milestone today: 20 years of connecting good people with good causes. April 25, 2018 marks 20 years since the release of VolunteerMatch 1.0.
As a company at the forefront of digital transformation, Microsoft is committed to bringing the benefits of technology to all. When we step back and look at challenges facing nonprofits, they struggle with the lack of technical capacity, scarcity of resources, and lack of partners and few technology solutions customized for their environment.
Later this week, tens of thousands of Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, and their friends and families, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, will join hands to drive positive change in the communities we serve during the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day.
Many volunteers will paint schools and community centers, clean parks and playgrounds, and sort and stock food and clothing to be shared with children and families in local communities.