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GreatNonprofits Welcomes New Board Members and New Board Chair

Leave a Comment December 10, 2014

GreatNonprofits welcomes Parker Blackman as the new Board Chair, and new board members Bill Crane, former VP of at LinkedIn, and Reed Colley, CEO of FlightPath!

Parker Blackman is the Founder and Principal of Parker Strategies. Previously Blackman served as Chief Operating Officer and West Coast Managing Director at Fenton, the largest public interest communications firm in the nation.  During that time he successfully led the San Francisco office, established Fenton’s Los Angeles office, built the firm’s digital capabilities, and led the transition from a public relations to an integrated communications firm.

Blackman served as partner and lead strategist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, First 5 LA, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Playworks. He has consulted for movement leaders including Arianna Huffington & Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

“Parker Blackman will be a terrific asset for GreatNonprofits. His work at Fenton in organizational leadership and communications strategy was legendary,” said Mal Warwick, who is retiring after eight years as board chair. (more…)

Tapping Into Corporate Giving

Leave a Comment January 30, 2014

The World Of Corporate Giving Has Changed

Did you know that:

  • Less than 6% of the $320 Billion that is donated annually to North American charities is done online.
  • Less than 5% of that amount comes from corporations.
  • 70% of employees are not engaged in their jobs – and 25% are actively disengaged.

These are all statistics that Benevity, a software social enterprise that helps companies engage their customers and employees through giving back, hopes to change.  And they highlight issues that corporate social good efforts, like employee giving and volunteering programs, are evolving to address. “Doing well by doing” good is more than just a tagline; it’s a business imperative. The good news is that an increasing number of companies are doing more – they’re part of a significant shift towards integrating support for causes into their operations.   (more…)


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