Corporate Giving Connection Newsletter - Jan/Feb 2017
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We're back from our holiday break and excited to see what 2017 brings to CGC, our clients, and the philanthropy world as a whole. We're inspired by the story of billionaire philanthropist Chuck Feeney who recently completed his mission of giving away his $8 billion fortune over three decades. Having flown coach his whole life and living in a rented apartment, the 80-year-old Feeney says, "I think there is an obligation, certainly for the haves, to reach out and to see what they can do." Let's hope his story inspires others to selflessly embrace charity this year.

THE EMPOWERED: VR Video for a Cause
Chris and Brandon traveled to rural India last summer to produce a virtual reality video about the work being done there by CGC client, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation (VFF). This virtual reality video, The Empowered, transports the potential donor into the lives of three women who have been forever changed by VFF. Through the power of VR, people can see firsthand the impact their donations make. Watch the video.
SUPERFIERCE DC, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, brought together impactful female artists from across the country to showcase and auction over 40 art pieces with proceeds benefitting EBeauty Community. More than 400 guests and collectors enjoyed food and cocktails while viewing extraordinary artwork, a live Artist Panel, and bidding on exclusive auction items and experiences. The evening attracted some of the most influential women in Washington and raised over $60,000 for EBeauty. Read more.
WashingtonExec Features Chris Hammond
Chris sat down with WashingtonExec magazine to discuss the importance of philanthropic endeavors for corporations and working with nonprofits to serve the communities where they reside. He also outlined the strategies they implement in reaching this goal and the mistakes corporations make in attempting to implement CSR programs on their own. Read more.
The Reality of Nonprofit Overhead Costs
The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently published an article calling for a new approach to overhead funding, a Pay-What-It-Takes model, which advocates for a more practical view of nonprofit operations and moves the emphasis from what it takes just to fund a program to what it takes to fund a program that makes an impact. Read more.
FACEBOOK LIVE: Raising Dough with CGC
Before the holidays, CEO Chris Hammond was LIVE on Facebook from Santa Monica with some of his favorite fundraising tips.

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