Category Archives: Fund Raising
May 25, 2011, 9:23 pm
The charity Reel Grrls made a difficult decision when it opted to turn down $18,000 from a longtime corporate sponsor, the charity’s executive director said this week. But the organization’s leaders felt it was the right thing to do.
That feeling can only be helped by an outpouring of support from about 600 donors who gave about $22,000 in less than a week. Typically the organization gets money from just 150 donors a year.
The charity made national headlines this month after a local representative from the cable company Comcast threatened to pull support for a summer program over a critical Twitter post about the company’s hiring of Meredith Attwell Baker, a member of the Federal Communications Commission.
“The minute the story went out, we started receiving not only social-media mentions but donations,” said Malory Graham, executive director of Reel Grrls, which has…
May 11, 2011, 11:34 am
Groupon, the popular online group-discount site, gets a lot of attention for its deals on sushi and spa treatments. But the site also has strong charitable roots—and big ideas about how it can use its popularity to help raise more money for nonprofits.
And it recently started an effort dubbed “The G-Team” in which Groupon users are encouraged to donate money to help selected charities.
But there’s a catch: The selected charities only receive donations if enough donors agree to make a contribution. Charities can apply online.
In the latest episode of The Chronicle podcast Social Good, Allison Fine, the host, interviews G-Team’s director, Patty Huber. Ms. Huber describes how the program works, what she’s learned from the effort, and why it’s important to offer surprises to…