Last Tuesday, A Day Made Better celebrated its fifth anniversary by surprising 1,000 teachers across the country with $1,000 in school supplies. The program is working to address a serious issue: teacher-funded classrooms.
We've been blessed to work with some of the best, most noble cause efforts. We do the work pro bono, but we benefit too. When our people engage in these efforts, they become more energized and more productive at work.
Facebook made some interesting changes last week that may help evolve how nonprofits and businesses use Facebook "likes" for cause marketing. The change should shake up how organizations weigh the meaning/worth of a Facebook "like."
I love two things: cause marketing -- a partnership between a non-profit and for-profit for mutual profit -- and iced tea. So it's no surprise that I'm boiling over for Tēvolution, a new brand of iced tea from Purpose Beverages, Inc.
The more I learn about text and the more I sober up to the reality of adoption rates on things like smartphone apps, location-based services, QR codes and other mobile gadgetry, the more I appreciate the simple text message.
Now is the time to engage and be part of the long-term solution where businesses integrate with the nonprofit sector. These worlds don't have to be exclusive; a mutually beneficial relationship is well within reach
On behalf of the nonprofit sector, I would like to ask companies to act more like businesses. If you truly care about making a sustainable difference in the community, focus on where you can make your talent matter.