Mindfulness First: Nonprofit Spotlight

Mindfulness First: Nonprofit Spotlight

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Giving Assistant is shining a light on mental health nonprofits like Mindfulness First: an organization working hard to improve the mental health and wellbeing of America’s students and teachers. Learn more about mindfulness,...

Caitlin’s Smiles: Nonprofit Spotlight

Caitlin’s Smiles: Nonprofit Spotlight

Giving Assistant is shining a light on Caitlin’s Smiles, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit inspired by a little girl who, throughout a 3 ½-year-long battle with brain cancer, found joy in creating art.

3 Ways to Virtual Volunteer From Home

3 Ways to Virtual Volunteer From Home

It's National Volunteer Week, yet many of us are confined to our own homes honoring the shelter in place orders. We are watching the front-line workers devoting hours to feeding people, delivering goods, saving lives, and possibly risking their own. This leaves many...

What Is Crowdfunding and How Does it Work?

What Is Crowdfunding and How Does it Work?

By Laura Newcomer Crowdfunding is more popular than ever. In fact, research suggests this fundraising industry will grow to a whopping $300 billion by 2025. If that number has your eyes jumping out of your head, you're not alone. A huge variety of nonprofits,...

What are Good Fundraising Ideas?

What are Good Fundraising Ideas?

“What are good fundraiser ideas?” That’s a question heard around nonprofit headquarters across America—and sometimes it’s accompanied by a lot of hand-wringing or face-palming or (if you’re really feeling stuck) the occasional bout of tears. When you’ve been working in the nonprofit space for a while, it’s easy to feel like all the good fundraising ideas have already been taken. We won’t sugarcoat it: It’s true that bake sales and car washes have been done to death.

What is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising?

What is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising?

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a great way to raise funds for many types of causes and organizations. Learn p2p fundraising best practices and how to get started!

First Descents: Nonprofit Spotlight

First Descents: Nonprofit Spotlight

With roughly 70,000 new diagnoses per year, cancer is the most aggressive, disease-related cause of death in young adults today. Imagine for a moment what it must feel like to be in your prime and receive the most devastating news…    That's what...

One ATTA Time: Nonprofit Spotlight

One ATTA Time: Nonprofit Spotlight

Dirty water is the culprit behind the diseases that kill more people every year than all forms of violence put together, including war. What's more disheartening is that 43 percent of those deaths are children under the age of five. One child dies every two minutes...

Best Free Social Media Schedulers for NonProfits (2020 Guide)

Best Free Social Media Schedulers for NonProfits (2020 Guide)

It's tough growing your nonprofit. It’s like being on a fun, frustrating, exhilarating, challenging, scary, exciting, loop-de-looping rollercoaster you (for some crazy reason) choose to stay on. Sure, you could hop off at anytime, but you’re committed to the...

Generations Against Bullying: Nonprofit Spotlight

Generations Against Bullying: Nonprofit Spotlight

Generations Against Bullying is a nonprofit whose mission is to combat bullying by transforming “bystanders” into Upstanders. Their teams bring education and training directly into community school systems that help teach children and teenagers how to identify bullies, and support their peers using nonthreatening tactics and communication skills.

The Salvation Army: Nonprofit Spotlight

The Salvation Army: Nonprofit Spotlight

The Salvation Army is focused on ways to connect with the community, whether that’s creating new opportunities to meet the specific needs of your hometown or finding new ways for people to volunteer or give online.

Drawn from Valor: Nonprofit Spotlight

Drawn from Valor: Nonprofit Spotlight

Drawn from Valor is a nonprofit animation studio that uses the power of animation to educate and empower children and families who are facing life changing physical or mental health issues.

Shop the Free People Movement Sale + Support Girls Inc.

Shop the Free People Movement Sale + Support Girls Inc.

Join Free People’s second annual #MovingTogether fitness festival in collaboration with their nonprofit partner, Girls, Inc. It’s a celebration of what can happen when you join forces with friends to get active and motivate one another.

Right To Play: Nonprofit Spotlight

Right To Play: Nonprofit Spotlight

Each week, approximately 1.9 million children around the world benefit from Right To Play programs. Right to Play connects more children to quality education and peaceful communities.

Best Day Foundation: Nonprofit Spotlight

Best Day Foundation: Nonprofit Spotlight

Fundraising plays an integral role in expanding programs to include more people. Working with organizations, such as Giving Assistant, Best Day Foundation is able to make it possible for more special-needs youths to ride a wave, conquer a snow hill, or stand on the “back of a flying dragon,” like Best Day Foundation ambassador, Amy Hansen.

ACE Fitness: How They Are Giving Back

ACE Fitness: How They Are Giving Back

The American Council on Exercise wears two special hats: one that reflects the passion of a nonprofit on a mission to spread health awareness and make physical activity available to the greater public. The second represents a brand you can shop that offers the type of essentials that not only better the lives of others but as well as yourself.

Waves for Water: Nonprofit Spotlight

Waves for Water: Nonprofit Spotlight

Some 3 in 10 people, or 2.1 billion worldwide, lack access to safe, readily available water at home. This is 28% of the world’s population. The reversal is one filter, one community, one village, one region at a time.

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

March 8th is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women and encouraging female empowerment across the globe. Support brands that support female empowerment all year round. Check out these powerful brands and nonprofits!

Amazing Brands That Actually Give Back and Do Good

Amazing Brands That Actually Give Back and Do Good

The mission to turn everyday online shopping into charitable giving is a large part of what drives Giving Assistant. Being B Corp Certified, it means a lot to us when we join forces with other brands that share a similar commitment to making a difference in the world...

Freely in Hope: Nonprofit Spotlight

Freely in Hope: Nonprofit Spotlight

Freely in Hope is a nonprofit organization that assists survivors of sexual assault in Kenya and Zambia by way of education and opportunities in leadership development and restorative storytelling. Nearly one in three Kenyan girls experience sexual violence before the age of 18. Freely in Hope bravely works through the complex and destructive issues facing women in these countries and beyond, such as: human trafficking, rape, female genital mutilation, and child marriage.

Marine Conservation Institute: Nonprofit Spotlight

Marine Conservation Institute: Nonprofit Spotlight

Marine Conservation Institute wants to make everyone aware that, in spite of increasing numbers of MPA announcements, only about 3% of the world’s oceans are protected today. Read about their overall mission is to protect the ocean and find out how you can help.

Giving Assistant is a Certified B Corporation

Giving Assistant is a Certified B Corporation

The ultimate mission for Giving Assistant has always been to do good, give back, and be better. Not just for the sake of looking good... ...but to genuinely make a positive impact in the world. Yet, writing an earnest mission and slapping it on our website wasn't...

The Yellow Feather Fund: Nonprofit Spotlight

The Yellow Feather Fund: Nonprofit Spotlight

Everyone knows that Big Bird and his pals on Sesame Street have been helping kids learn their ABCs and 123s for decades, but did you know they are also helping children here and around the world with even tougher challenges? Think back to your childhood. Chances are,...

How to Use Giving Assistant for Online Fundraising

How to Use Giving Assistant for Online Fundraising

Using Giving Assistant as an online fundraising tool can help your charity raise even more donations. It’s simple, automatic, and allows your donors to give back to your charity by simply shopping online.

Tostan: Nonprofit Spotlight

Tostan: Nonprofit Spotlight

In December of 2016, something incredible happened in West Africa—something Tostan founder, Molly Melching could have only dreamed about. Imagine finding yourself in a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people from over 300 different communities. “Overwhelmed” might be...

Pencils of Promise: Nonprofit Spotlight

Pencils of Promise: Nonprofit Spotlight

You'll never look at a #2 pencil the same way again… When a small boy's answer to "What do you want most in the world?" was a mere pencil, the future founder of Pencils of Promise (PoP) was utterly touched. For Pencils of Promise, something as simple as a yellow #2...

Camp Kesem: Nonprofit Spotlight

Camp Kesem: Nonprofit Spotlight

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Giving Assistant and their impactful support of children touched by a parent's cancer. The need for Kesem's services is far-reaching and touches every corner of our country."-Jane Saccaro, CEO, Kesem Giving Assistant...

Giving Week: What You Need to Know

Giving Week: What You Need to Know

Want to learn more about Giving Week and how this yearly charitable awareness event is designed to help remind people to support a good cause. We got all you need to know PLUS a way to help you save money when you do your normal shopping online and be able to give...

Team Rubicon Global: Nonprofit Spotlight

Team Rubicon Global: Nonprofit Spotlight

Picture it: It's early October 2016… Haiti had just been devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Over the next several days, the death toll increased to 900. By the end of the month, over 1.2 million Haitians were in desperate need of food assistance. Less than 24 hours...

Zidisha: Nonprofit Spotlight

Zidisha: Nonprofit Spotlight

“We had been trying so hard to raise donations from individuals and foundations. It was surprising how easy, and how big of an impact Giving Assistant has had on us.”-Julia Kurnia, Founder, Zidisha Giving Assistant members are changing lives—even as far away as...

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Nonprofit Spotlight

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Nonprofit Spotlight

For many of us, making your bed on a Monday morning and heading off to work can feel like quite the taxing chore. When you think about the 500,000 individuals who face homelessness on any given night, you might start to reconsider that chore as a privilege. There is a...

Giving Tuesday: What You Need to Know

Giving Tuesday: What You Need to Know

For many, the Holidays can be a reflective time for giving thanks for all we have in our lives; our family, our friends, the food on our table and the beauty of our planet. It’s also a time to think about how we can help those who are less fortunate. However, 1 in 8...

Mindfulness First: Nonprofit Spotlight

Mindfulness First: Nonprofit Spotlight

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Giving Assistant is shining a light on mental health nonprofits like Mindfulness First: an organization working hard to improve the mental health and wellbeing of America’s students and teachers. Learn more about mindfulness,...

Caitlin’s Smiles: Nonprofit Spotlight

Caitlin’s Smiles: Nonprofit Spotlight

Giving Assistant is shining a light on Caitlin’s Smiles, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit inspired by a little girl who, throughout a 3 ½-year-long battle with brain cancer, found joy in creating art.

3 Ways to Virtual Volunteer From Home

3 Ways to Virtual Volunteer From Home

It's National Volunteer Week, yet many of us are confined to our own homes honoring the shelter in place orders. We are watching the front-line workers devoting hours to feeding people, delivering goods, saving lives, and possibly risking their own. This leaves many...

What Is Crowdfunding and How Does it Work?

What Is Crowdfunding and How Does it Work?

By Laura Newcomer Crowdfunding is more popular than ever. In fact, research suggests this fundraising industry will grow to a whopping $300 billion by 2025. If that number has your eyes jumping out of your head, you're not alone. A huge variety of nonprofits,...

What are Good Fundraising Ideas?

What are Good Fundraising Ideas?

“What are good fundraiser ideas?” That’s a question heard around nonprofit headquarters across America—and sometimes it’s accompanied by a lot of hand-wringing or face-palming or (if you’re really feeling stuck) the occasional bout of tears. When you’ve been working in the nonprofit space for a while, it’s easy to feel like all the good fundraising ideas have already been taken. We won’t sugarcoat it: It’s true that bake sales and car washes have been done to death.

What is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising?

What is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising?

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a great way to raise funds for many types of causes and organizations. Learn p2p fundraising best practices and how to get started!

First Descents: Nonprofit Spotlight

First Descents: Nonprofit Spotlight

With roughly 70,000 new diagnoses per year, cancer is the most aggressive, disease-related cause of death in young adults today. Imagine for a moment what it must feel like to be in your prime and receive the most devastating news…    That's what...

One ATTA Time: Nonprofit Spotlight

One ATTA Time: Nonprofit Spotlight

Dirty water is the culprit behind the diseases that kill more people every year than all forms of violence put together, including war. What's more disheartening is that 43 percent of those deaths are children under the age of five. One child dies every two minutes...

Best Free Social Media Schedulers for NonProfits (2020 Guide)

Best Free Social Media Schedulers for NonProfits (2020 Guide)

It's tough growing your nonprofit. It’s like being on a fun, frustrating, exhilarating, challenging, scary, exciting, loop-de-looping rollercoaster you (for some crazy reason) choose to stay on. Sure, you could hop off at anytime, but you’re committed to the...

Generations Against Bullying: Nonprofit Spotlight

Generations Against Bullying: Nonprofit Spotlight

Generations Against Bullying is a nonprofit whose mission is to combat bullying by transforming “bystanders” into Upstanders. Their teams bring education and training directly into community school systems that help teach children and teenagers how to identify bullies, and support their peers using nonthreatening tactics and communication skills.

The Salvation Army: Nonprofit Spotlight

The Salvation Army: Nonprofit Spotlight

The Salvation Army is focused on ways to connect with the community, whether that’s creating new opportunities to meet the specific needs of your hometown or finding new ways for people to volunteer or give online.

Drawn from Valor: Nonprofit Spotlight

Drawn from Valor: Nonprofit Spotlight

Drawn from Valor is a nonprofit animation studio that uses the power of animation to educate and empower children and families who are facing life changing physical or mental health issues.

Shop the Free People Movement Sale + Support Girls Inc.

Shop the Free People Movement Sale + Support Girls Inc.

Join Free People’s second annual #MovingTogether fitness festival in collaboration with their nonprofit partner, Girls, Inc. It’s a celebration of what can happen when you join forces with friends to get active and motivate one another.

Right To Play: Nonprofit Spotlight

Right To Play: Nonprofit Spotlight

Each week, approximately 1.9 million children around the world benefit from Right To Play programs. Right to Play connects more children to quality education and peaceful communities.

Best Day Foundation: Nonprofit Spotlight

Best Day Foundation: Nonprofit Spotlight

Fundraising plays an integral role in expanding programs to include more people. Working with organizations, such as Giving Assistant, Best Day Foundation is able to make it possible for more special-needs youths to ride a wave, conquer a snow hill, or stand on the “back of a flying dragon,” like Best Day Foundation ambassador, Amy Hansen.

ACE Fitness: How They Are Giving Back

ACE Fitness: How They Are Giving Back

The American Council on Exercise wears two special hats: one that reflects the passion of a nonprofit on a mission to spread health awareness and make physical activity available to the greater public. The second represents a brand you can shop that offers the type of essentials that not only better the lives of others but as well as yourself.

Waves for Water: Nonprofit Spotlight

Waves for Water: Nonprofit Spotlight

Some 3 in 10 people, or 2.1 billion worldwide, lack access to safe, readily available water at home. This is 28% of the world’s population. The reversal is one filter, one community, one village, one region at a time.

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

March 8th is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women and encouraging female empowerment across the globe. Support brands that support female empowerment all year round. Check out these powerful brands and nonprofits!

Amazing Brands That Actually Give Back and Do Good

Amazing Brands That Actually Give Back and Do Good

The mission to turn everyday online shopping into charitable giving is a large part of what drives Giving Assistant. Being B Corp Certified, it means a lot to us when we join forces with other brands that share a similar commitment to making a difference in the world...

Freely in Hope: Nonprofit Spotlight

Freely in Hope: Nonprofit Spotlight

Freely in Hope is a nonprofit organization that assists survivors of sexual assault in Kenya and Zambia by way of education and opportunities in leadership development and restorative storytelling. Nearly one in three Kenyan girls experience sexual violence before the age of 18. Freely in Hope bravely works through the complex and destructive issues facing women in these countries and beyond, such as: human trafficking, rape, female genital mutilation, and child marriage.

Marine Conservation Institute: Nonprofit Spotlight

Marine Conservation Institute: Nonprofit Spotlight

Marine Conservation Institute wants to make everyone aware that, in spite of increasing numbers of MPA announcements, only about 3% of the world’s oceans are protected today. Read about their overall mission is to protect the ocean and find out how you can help.

Giving Assistant is a Certified B Corporation

Giving Assistant is a Certified B Corporation

The ultimate mission for Giving Assistant has always been to do good, give back, and be better. Not just for the sake of looking good... ...but to genuinely make a positive impact in the world. Yet, writing an earnest mission and slapping it on our website wasn't...

The Yellow Feather Fund: Nonprofit Spotlight

The Yellow Feather Fund: Nonprofit Spotlight

Everyone knows that Big Bird and his pals on Sesame Street have been helping kids learn their ABCs and 123s for decades, but did you know they are also helping children here and around the world with even tougher challenges? Think back to your childhood. Chances are,...

How to Use Giving Assistant for Online Fundraising

How to Use Giving Assistant for Online Fundraising

Using Giving Assistant as an online fundraising tool can help your charity raise even more donations. It’s simple, automatic, and allows your donors to give back to your charity by simply shopping online.

Tostan: Nonprofit Spotlight

Tostan: Nonprofit Spotlight

In December of 2016, something incredible happened in West Africa—something Tostan founder, Molly Melching could have only dreamed about. Imagine finding yourself in a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people from over 300 different communities. “Overwhelmed” might be...

Pencils of Promise: Nonprofit Spotlight

Pencils of Promise: Nonprofit Spotlight

You'll never look at a #2 pencil the same way again… When a small boy's answer to "What do you want most in the world?" was a mere pencil, the future founder of Pencils of Promise (PoP) was utterly touched. For Pencils of Promise, something as simple as a yellow #2...

Camp Kesem: Nonprofit Spotlight

Camp Kesem: Nonprofit Spotlight

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Giving Assistant and their impactful support of children touched by a parent's cancer. The need for Kesem's services is far-reaching and touches every corner of our country."-Jane Saccaro, CEO, Kesem Giving Assistant...

Giving Week: What You Need to Know

Giving Week: What You Need to Know

Want to learn more about Giving Week and how this yearly charitable awareness event is designed to help remind people to support a good cause. We got all you need to know PLUS a way to help you save money when you do your normal shopping online and be able to give...

Team Rubicon Global: Nonprofit Spotlight

Team Rubicon Global: Nonprofit Spotlight

Picture it: It's early October 2016… Haiti had just been devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Over the next several days, the death toll increased to 900. By the end of the month, over 1.2 million Haitians were in desperate need of food assistance. Less than 24 hours...

Zidisha: Nonprofit Spotlight

Zidisha: Nonprofit Spotlight

“We had been trying so hard to raise donations from individuals and foundations. It was surprising how easy, and how big of an impact Giving Assistant has had on us.”-Julia Kurnia, Founder, Zidisha Giving Assistant members are changing lives—even as far away as...

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Nonprofit Spotlight

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Nonprofit Spotlight

For many of us, making your bed on a Monday morning and heading off to work can feel like quite the taxing chore. When you think about the 500,000 individuals who face homelessness on any given night, you might start to reconsider that chore as a privilege. There is a...

Giving Tuesday: What You Need to Know

Giving Tuesday: What You Need to Know

For many, the Holidays can be a reflective time for giving thanks for all we have in our lives; our family, our friends, the food on our table and the beauty of our planet. It’s also a time to think about how we can help those who are less fortunate. However, 1 in 8...