COVID-19: How to volunteer

Last updated: July 29, 2020 Volunteerism during the time of the coronavirus is a new challenge that nonprofits, volunteers, and employers are rising to meet. Because most in-person volunteering activities have been canceled, we’ve seen an increase in demand and availability of virtual volunteering events. We are also seeing more interest in skills-based volunteering to…

Want to Engage Millennial Employees?

Millennials are now the country’s largest generation, and are projected to comprise 75% of the workforce by 2030. But as a generation known for job hopping, it is important to know how to attract, engage, and retain this growing segment of the workforce. For many millennials, a great workplace means more than competitive compensation and…

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 for nonprofits

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…

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…