Donor Personas: Lessons From Nike And The For-Profit World

Images and videos of burning shoes and socks with holes in the shape of Nike’s iconic “swoosh” logo flooded social media in response to the brand taking a bold stance on a controversial issue. The brand’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick — who is attributed with starting the growing movement of NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem — during its 30th anniversary campaign was met with social media uproar. Continue reading

Trends for Nonprofit Leaders in 2019: Legislative Brands

Each one of us fosters a core truth — a passion that inspires us to take meaningful action. For years, philanthropy has had the sole responsibility of facilitating those desires to create positive change. A decade ago, the idea that brands needed to engage in political activism to maintain or increase sales would have humored marketers. In 2019, giving back has become a cross-sector responsibility. Continue reading

Connecting With the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Before modern society, human survival was dependent on our ability to connect with our communities and work together toward a common goal. When resources were scarce and foraging for food was a necessary task, our ancestors knew that working together was the only way to continue. This is why they came together to form tribes. Continue reading