Spurred by fundraising campaigns by local television stations, more than $1 million has been raised to help victims of last week’s devastating tornadoes in southern Indiana. In addition to doing a good thing, the stations are getting a marketing boost from their efforts.
Researchers say the study was the first to examine return-on-investment from donating merchandize vs. liquidating or destroying it.
Nationwide, Americans gave $346 billion to charitable causes in 2011, an increase of 7.5 percent over the previous year. Hoosiers gave $6.4 billion last year, a bump of 6.4 percent from the previous year, according to Atlas of Giving.
The company's G-Team helps raise small amounts of money for specific projects, but its real attraction is the potential exposure to thousands of Groupon users.
The not-for-profit announced Wednesday morning that it has eliminated nearly $2 million in debt from six different creditors and has launched a fundraising campaign.
Johnson Grossnickle and Associates in Greenwood announced Wednesday that firm veteran Angela White will replace co-founder Ted Grossnickle as CEO.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy says the center underestimated drops in charitable giving during the recession.
Projects involving youth received the biggest chunk of money this year from the Golden Eagle Environmental Grants program.
Gift from USA Funds will allow organization to help more high-achieving, low-income teens prepare for college.
Gleaners Food Bank plans to buy a refrigerated truck to supply more fresh produce, dairy and meat to central Indiana pantries, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Kraft Foods.
Getting 8,500 volunteers to where they're supposed to be along Interstate 70 relies on a system of color-coded passes. By 6 p.m. Thursday, they'll have planted 1,600 trees and 72,000 shrubs and perennials (with photo gallery).
Indianapolis-based Christel House is brokering sales of in-room coffee to resorts around the country, taking a 10-percent
royalty to do so. The coffee is roasted by Indianapolis-based Copper Moon Coffee Co. and packaged in red and green bags decorated
with drawings by students at Christel House’s schools.
Brightpoint employees fanned out across Marion and Hendricks counties the week of April 17, donating more than 400 hours to
seven organizations. Comcast was expecting 1,000 volunteers to help organizations across the state on April 24.