How New Tax Laws Could Affect Charitable Giving

Americans enjoy supporting the causes they care about. According to Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017, contributions from individuals comprised 70% of the $410 billion donated to charity in the U.S.* The evolving tax landscape could impact how individuals approach charitable giving going forward. Below is a summary of…

3 Ways to Maximize Your Philanthropic Impact Before Year-End

With the year-end giving season underway, many are thinking about ways to maximize their impact by December 31st. The holidays are also a time when people typically give more generously to the causes they care about. Wondering what you can do? Here are three proven strategies for making a positive impact this December: Donating: Research shows…

BoxWorks 2018

Want to learn more about promoting your purpose for the greater good? Join our friends from Box for a fun summer event at BoxWorks 2018! BoxWorks 2018 is just over two months away on Aug 29-30 (with pre-event on the 28th) in San Francisco! Save the date and request a full scholarship here. The first…

Northern California Wildfires

Reaching across the water and into the city, the haze from the Northern California fires made its presence known.  Damaging and burning at least 70,000+ acres overnight, various fires burned across eight counties:  Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Yuba, Nevada, Calaveras and Butte.  Thousands have had to evacuate their homes, abandon their businesses, and seek shelter…

BoxWorks in the Bay

One of the great things about being in the Bay Area is that you are exposed to so much culture and change, both personally and professionally.  Meeting and working with nonprofits has afforded Bright Funds the opportunity to get to know many organizations and learn how they promote their purpose for the greater good of…

Hurricane Irma

As those affected by Hurricane Harvey begin to rebuild, another storm is making its way across the Caribbean and the Southeaster United States.  Hurricane Irma, a classified Category 5 at the time of this posting, has emerged and is poised to cause a lot of damage and loss in its path. American National Red Cross…

Bright Minds: New Power & Charitable Giving

We all see a shift in the world. There’s increasing political protest, more distrust in government and companies, and startups disrupting traditional institutions and ways of business. But this shift has not occurred without some resistance. This is a good ole fashioned battle of old vs. new power.

Webinar: How to Make Volunteering Work for All Your Employees

Join us and VolunteerMatch on June 13, at 2pm ET/11am PT, for our free volunteer webinar As we outlined in a previous blog post, volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes. That’s why it is crucial for Program Managers to engage employees through unique volunteer opportunities. Our valued partner VolunteerMatch, the experts in all things volunteering,…

Bright Funds Q1 Giving Report

The Bright Funds platform has constant activity, from users all over the world. With that usage comes a wealth of data, which is the core our Q1 Giving Report.

Cocktails For A Cause

A few of us attended the Shared Value Summit last week, and we wanted to connect with as many of the great attendees as possible. So we partnered with Oxfam, a valued Bright Funds partner, to host our second Cocktails For A Cause Event.