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…

DigitalOcean Case Study

DigitalOcean Case Study Restructuring Employee Referrals to Drive Engagement in Workplace Philanthropy About DigitalOcean DigitalOcean (DO) provides a platform that developers love and engineering teams trust to build, deploy and scale applications in the cloud. With 60% growth YoY, DO is a high-growth startup that serves a passionate community of more than one million users….

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…

Hurricane Harvey Update

Since Hurricane Harvey touched ground on August 28, many people across the country and around the world have rallied to donate or establish a physical presence to help those in need.  Organizations such as All Hands Volunteers and Save the Children have used their presence to provide aid to those affected with emergency supplies, food,…

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.

What’s Up With Millennials? By a Millennial

Robert Reich, Professor and former Secretary of Labor, delivered an impassioned address to his final Wealth and Poverty class on the transition from college into the workforce. He asks his students to reflect on their values and experiences to consider a question posed by the poet Mary Oliver:

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.

Connecting the Dots- Big Business, Research Institutes, and Nonprofits

The average American consume 1,996 pounds of food annually,FOOTNOTE: Footnote and roughly 40% of that food ends up in landfills.FOOTNOTE: Footnote While this is a horrifying statistic, the amount of edible food that goes from our plates to the the local dump is relatively insignificant compared to the amount of edible food that American farmers leave in the field each season.

Mother’s Day Giving Guide

Every Mother’s Day, we fret over what unique gift to get the maternal figure in our lives. And if you’re like me, you end up getting something that is nice, but not necessary. So why not consider a heartwarming gift that empowers a mother to help other women?