October 4, 2012

5 smartphone apps that support great causes

by Guest

Support your favorite nonprofits through your mobile device Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, educators, journalists, general public. Guest post by Whitney Adams AndGeeks.com There are lots of organizations and charities that help people, animals and the environment. These charities rely heavily on other people for in-kind donations, monetary donations or for volunteer work. In the past, the easiest … Continue reading

September 20, 2012

A travel rewards program that benefits nonprofits

by Guest

Fundraising is a fickle business. From little league teams selling discount cards to a well-known non-profit soliciting $1,000 donations, the world is teeming with organizations in need of additional outside funds.  But what drives people to donate? And more importantly, what drives people to donate to your cause?  Continue reading

Category: Cause marketing, Fundraising, Nonprofits, philanthropy
July 12, 2012

Slap Cancer: 5 lessons from a successful cause campaign

by JD Lasica

I‘ve seen my share of fundraising campaigns over the years, but one of the most impressive has to be the campaign put on by Brianna Haag and her team of volunteers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Continue reading

May 15, 2012

5 ways to use Pinterest to promote your cause or fundraiser

by Guest

More than 200 organizations are preparing to bombard the online world with Twive and Receive — Twive combines the words Twitter and Give — a 24-hour fundraising competition on June 14. Twive pits cities against each other in a competition to see which city is the most generous in America, and one of the tools these nonprofits will be using includes Pinterest, the third most-visited social network in the country. Continue reading

May 2, 2012

An engaging, uplifting nonprofit promo video

by Lauren Major

Code for America, a nonprofit that uses technology to transform local governments, boasts a creative, compelling promotional video that not only clearly describes its message but also engages its viewers to get involved. In just five simple steps, any nonprofit can follow its example. Continue reading

April 27, 2012

Sevenly: Your T-shirt purchase helps a great cause

by Guest

Many Socialbrite readers may not have heard of the social enterprise Sevenly, so here’s a quick explanation of what we do and how we came about:

For every shirt you buy with Sevenly, we give $7 to a charity, and we focus on a different cause every week — 52 charity T-shirt campaigns per year, like this week’s effort for hunger relief efforts in Haiti. We’ve raised more than $400,000 so far toward charitable causes with this simple model: For every T-shirt purchased, $7 goes to charity. Continue reading