What happens when the cameras and first responders leave the Hurricane Harvey and Irma scenes? Donations dry up quickly and the media moves on to the next big story. Unfortunately, that’s when the people and communities affected by these storms get the least community support, but need it most.
Unleashing the power of long-term support through employee giving & matching gifts
About 70 to 80 percent of money donated in the wake of a disaster goes to immediate relief efforts. While those efforts are important, ensuring long-term support is crucial to effectively helping affected communities rebuild and fully recover.
How can businesses most effectively ensure long-term support for those affected by major disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma?
The Walt Disney Company and its owned ABC television station KTRK in Houston today jointly announced a $1 million cash commitment to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
In 1986, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) introduced a new phrase into the general lexicon – the designated driver. Thirty years later, it is a phrase that continues to be used today to describe a non-drinking driver who drives someone who has been drinking.
This week, we’ve taken another step forward in our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® by enhancing our partnership by naming Uber as our official designated driver app.
What would you say if we told you that there was a untapped resource at your nonprofit’s fingertips that could have the potential to double your average donation amount? Sounds too good to be true, right? Not so … It actually exists! (And, by the way, it’s free.)
“Matching Gifts” is a phrase covering corporate programs where employers match employee donations, usually dollar-for-dollar. Many charities and nonprofits know about Matching Gifts, but the fundraising potential of these programs often goes overlooked by nonprofits.
When most of us hear of the United Nations, we think of activities such as their aid work for refugees, eradicating diseases such as malaria or supplying blue-uniformed peace-keeping forces in places like Africa.
A strengthening U.S. economy and an improving job market suggest that the tide is shifting in favor of employees… giving them greater leverage to demand higher wages and a friendlier workplace or options so they can more easily switch jobs.