Partnerships and Resources
We have partnered with organizations that help our stakeholders improve their effectiveness and efficiency. We invite you to explore the services and products these groups offer:
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Partners
We know that it has not been an easy time, especially for companies. Your adopted preventive measures against coronavirus may be affecting your productivity, communication, and team engagement. With that in mind, eSolidar is offering America's Charities stakeholders an eSolidar Business platform free of charge for one year, which includes social feed, charity auction, and crowdfunding features to help your company communicate and involve your team in a climate of solidarity. To find out how to access their platform for free, email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that America's Charities sent you.
America's Charities' partner Golden has pre-released a free Mutual Aid platform to post, sign up for, and manage ongoing delivery of peer-to-peer activities for our most vulnerable community members during a time of social distancing and shelter-in-place guidance. The platform was researched with Not Impossible Labs and Advent Health, and is being used by governments, volunteer centers, and grassroots organizers in the USA and beyond. Visit Golden's Mutual Aid platform to post needs for yourself and others and to provide for needs posted by others.
3. Marathon Strategies - Learn about COVID-19 Trends and Nonprofit Needs, Courtesy of Marathon Strategies
Marathon Strategies, an independent PR firm that delivers intelligent communications and research solutions, has created a nightly newsletter and website dedicated to covering COVID-19 trends as a way to share nonprofit needs and ways companies are stepping up to address those needs. The newsletter reaches thousands of public affairs professionals from Fortune 100 companies each night. America's Charities has partnered with Marathon Strategies as a means of raising awareness of America's Charities' own nonprofit member needs as well as ways businesses can support each other. Click here to sign-up for their newsletter, read their round-up of giving opportunities across state governments and nonprofits, and learn which companies are responding to needs.
America's Charities partnered with PATH to launch the America's Charities Coronavirus Response Fund. For researchers like Dr. Fred Cassels, who leads the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases team at PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access, the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus comes as no surprise. Trends such as climate change, urbanization, and rapid international travel form an ideal breeding ground for infectious disease outbreaks. But Dr. Cassels insists that, from a scientific perspective, there’s a reason for optimism—if we commit to learning from data. Click here to read the article from PATH's Hope Randall, and click here to donate to the Coronavirus Response Fund, benefiting Feeding America and PATH, to support immediate needs and long-term measures.
5. Pear the Agency - Discounted Public Relations Services
America's Charities has partnered with the creative media relations firm Pear the Agency to offer tailored public relations (PR) services to our stakeholders at a steep discount. With the emergence of new and, in some cases, urgent relationships forming, communicating these efforts requires a nimble team that is dedicated to getting your information out to relevant audiences, particularly the news media, quickly. Particularly now, when the headlines are focused on coronavirus, it's important to have a PR partner who authentically understands your news, has the know-how and relationships to successfully break through the noise, and is dedicated to your success. Should you be interested in sharing your story or adding media relations expertise during this time, Pear the Agency is available to support all of your communications needs. Contact Lindsay Nichols at email@example.com for information about the discounts Pear the Agency is offering to America's Charities stakeholders.
6. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation - Workplace Tips for Employers and Employees
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is closely monitoring COVID-19 and working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to understand the impact of this outbreak on the private sector and how companies should consider their response. Click here for a host of tools and guidance they have put together for businesses and their employees, and click here to access their Coronavirus Response Toolkit.
With businesses closing, employees moving home to work, schools closing and kids now home, the need for food for children that are no longer receiving breakfast and lunch at school is critical, yet traditional office food drives have come to a screeching halt. We have partnered with YouGiveGoods to help empower employers, nonprofits, and donors to hold virtual food and supply drives. Visit our Coronavirus Response Center to learn more.
Employer Solution Partners
America's Charities and Pinkaloo have partnered to bring a new giving and engagement solution, Modern Giving, to employers of all sizes and donors who want control over their philanthropy. Modern Giving is designed to help employers grow their workplace giving programs and social impact while giving employees exactly what they want – a way to donate to charities and causes that matter to them whenever, however, and wherever they want. America’s Charities' world-class service and support paired with Pinkaloo's cutting-edge technology help employers and their donors meet their giving and social impact goals. Read the press release about our strategic alliance here. Learn more about our America's Charities Modern Giving solution, powered by Pinkaloo, here.
America's Charities manages the entire back-end funds management process for businesses—charity vetting, donation processing, financial reporting, matching gifts, and much more—complementing SmartSimple's Engage front-end CSR software. This new full-scale software + service solution helps companies stop focusing on the many small tasks that comprise each giving, engagement, and CSR program and instead focus on what really matters: building culture, supporting communities, and changing the world. Read our announcement here and learn more about SmartSimple’s Engage software plus America’s Charities complete funds management services, which can be used together or separately, here.
America’s Charities has partnered with StratusLIVE, a leader in cloud-based software for nonprofits, to provide an employee giving solution designed for employers interested in a simple, out-of-the-box solution for providing employees an exceptional giving experience. Our new Simply Giving solution, built on StratusLIVE, is cost-effective, easy to set-up and manage, and features multiple giving options, real-time campaign monitoring and analytics, responsive design, and much more. Read our press release here and learn about our new platform enhancements here.
Nonprofit Member Discount Partners
America's Charities and COGENCY GLOBAL have partnered to provide America’s Charities’ nonprofit members discounts on COGENCY GLOBAL's charitable solicitation registration and renewal services, sales tax exemption services, statutory representation, and state corporate compliance services. Find details of the discounted services here.
America's Charities and Double the Donation have partnered to provide America’s Charities’ nonprofit members steep discounts to Double the Donation's matching gifts products. Some products are completely free to America's Charities members; others are deeply discounted. Learn more here.
America's Charities' partnership with Verified Volunteers enables our nonprofit members to vet volunteers more safely, easily, and cost-effectively - at a discount. Other benefits include better fundraising opportunities, convenient aggregation of their fundraising results, brand and message amplification, and the ability to tap into broad expertise within America’s Charities and across the nonprofit sector. Learn more here.
America's Charities has teamed up with Whole Whale to offer an exclusive discount for members of America's Charities to access quality training on topics like Google Adwords, social media, Google Analytics, and impact hacking for free - a $450 value! This discount will help members build a data culture to multiply digital impact and make more informed decisions that contribute to their nonprofit's growth and success. Learn more here.
America's Charities supports The Everyday Philanthropist Act (H.R. 4002), a legislative bill that would establish the Flexible Giving Account (FGA), a pre-tax payroll deduction for employee giving that would benefit employee donors, employers, and charities alike. The Everyday Philanthropist Act, backed by America's Charities, the Greater Give, and others, seeks to empower everyday philanthropists to give back. Learn more here.
America’s Charities is a partner of Kaptivate, a management consulting firm that simplifies complex challenges confronting workforce and consumer engagement. They transform strategic vision into a game-changing reality.
America’s Charities has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a leading resource for businesses dedicated to making a difference, to offer Employee Assistance Funds (EAFs) to employers who want to support their employees in times of distress and hardship. Also known as an Employee Relief Fund or Employee Crisis Fund, an EAF helps employees recover more quickly, demonstrates a company's care for its employees and commitment to their well-being, and provides co-workers with an opportunity to help their colleagues. Read more about our EAFs here.
America's Charities Board Director-Affiliated Resources
Custom Development Solutions (CDS) is a full-service fundraising consulting firm specializing in the strategic planning and tactical execution of capital campaigns for nonprofits large and small. Click here to learn about the four essential elements of a capital campaign.
Other Recommended Resources
The following are organizations that provide trusted services to the stakeholders of social change -- nonprofits, employers, and employee donors: